Threats, challenges and evolution of forest ecosystems facing climate change

November 12, 2024 - November 15, 2024

Hôtel Dupanloup
1 rue Dupanloup
45000 Orleans


The new threats posed to forests by climate change are presenting scientists with unprecedented challenges, involving extremely difficult management dilemmas. What can be done in the wake of more frequent and massive dieback and mortality events? Above all, what can be done to anticipate the adverse consequences of climate change, which are bound to intensify, given that there is no sign of any trend towards mitigation? Forest scientists need to improve their ability to observe the effects of extreme climatic events, better understand the natural mechanisms involved in the response of forest ecosystems, and find new nature-based adaptation solutions that will enable forests to be renewed.  This conference aims to contribute to these objectives by bringing together scientists and giving them the opportunity to present and discuss the latest results in these fields.  The conference will be organized into several sessions, focusing on the natural mechanisms of forest adaptation to climate, innovative approaches to forest renewal and observation of the consequences of climate change on forests. The conference will be held on November 12-15 in Orléans (France) and will include these three successive or parallel sessions

  • 1.Plastic and evolutionary mechanisms of forest adaptation to climate
  • 2.Silvicultural and genetic approaches to forest renewal
  • 3. Tools and methods for observing the consequences of climate change on forests

This international conference is organised with the International Associated Laboratory FORESTIA (INRAE - France, INTA - Argentina, University of Huanta - Peru, Colegio de Postgraduados, Texcoco - Mexico),  in the framework of the Sycomore ARD CVL Programme.



  • Prof. Juan César VilardiLE STUDIUM Research professor
    FROM: Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires - AR 
  • Dr Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero, LE STUDIUM Visiting Researcher
    FROM: Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo - MX 

>BOTH IN RESIDENCE AT: Integrated Biology for the Development of Tree and Forest Diversity" (BioForA), Centre INRAE Val-de-Loire / ONF - FR

  • Dr Philippe Rozenberg
    Integrated Biology for the Development of Tree and Forest Diversity" (BioForA), Centre INRAE Val-de-Loire / ONF - FR



Best talk, best student talk

4 prizes will be awarded

·        Best poster award, best student poster

·        Best talk, best student talk

Scientific committee (awarding prizes)

The committee who will be responsible for awarding the prizes will be formed of the guest speakers. The session moderators will also be chosen from among the guest speakers.

Interactive conference for the general public

A conference in French, designed to raise public awareness of the consequences of climate change on forests, will take place during the evening of the 2nd day of the conference. The conception of this conference is a task of the France-Argentina Esencia decentralized cooperation project.



Organisation committee


Prof. Juan César Vilardi, LE STUDIUM Research Professor

Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires - AR


Dr Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero, LE STUDIUM Visiting Researcher

Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo - MX


Dr Philippe Rozenberg

BioForA, Centre INRAE Val-de-Loire / ONF - FR


Dr Frédéric Archaux, Coordinator of the Sycomore ARD CVL Programme.

EFNO, Centre INRAE Val-de-Loire  - FR 


Dr Alejandro Martinez-Meier  

National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) Bariloche - AR



Hotel Dupanloup


Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.

General Information

Congress Venue

 Hôtel Dupanloup, 1 rue Dupanloup

45000 Orléans, France


Tuesday, 12 November - Friday, 15 November 2024


The official language of the Congress is English

Welcome pack and Name Badge

 Upon arrival you will receive a welcome pack that includes the printed material of the Conference and your name badge will be given to you at the reception . Please wear your name badge at all times during the Conference and to all official Conference events.

Invitation Letters
Invitation Letters

 An official letter of invitation facilitating the obtention of an entry visa can be sent upon request . In order to receive an invitation letter for visa purposes, send an email to Please note that : 
- we only issue an official letter once the payment of the registration fee has been validated.
- such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organisers to provide any financial assistance.

Certificate of attendance

 After the conference, in order to receive a certficate of participation, send an email to


List of recommended Hotels in Orléans


List of recommended Restaurants in Orléans

How to get there ?

By train: 

* Orléans centre station
 1.5 hour trip from Paris (Austerlitz)

 * Les Aubrais station (4km from Orleans town centre)
Tramway A, 10 minutes trip to Orléans centre station

> Plan your trip by train:

By car:

GPS: 47.90243, 1.91179
Please note that you can't park in the courtyard in front of the Hotel Dupanloup.
Paid car parks nearby : 
Parking Cathédrale, Rue Saint-Pierre Lentin, 45000 Orléans
Parking Hôtel de Ville, 4 Rue Fernand Rabier, 45000 Orléans

 By plane:
*Arrival at Roissy Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport
Take RER B in direction to Saint Rémy Les Chevreuse, step out at Gare du Nord Stop
Take Metro 5 in direction to Place d'Italie, step out at Gare d'Austerlitz Stop 
> Then take a train to Orléans (see "by train" section above)
*Arrival at Paris-Orly (ORY) airport: 
Take RER C from Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d’Orly in direction to Pontoise.
Step out at Gare d'Austerlitz Stop
> Then take a train to Orléans (see "by train" section above)  


(Including three lunches, a wine & cheese cocktail and the coffee breaks)

Public institutions 380 EUR
Students & PhD Scholars 150 EUR
Gala dinner 60 EUR


The number of registration is limited to 100 participants.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to the Registration Department
Up to 30 days prior to conference start – Full refund less €50 handling fee
Less than 30 days prior to conference start – No refund

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