Twenty first International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2016

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura proudly invites you to the 21st International Forestry and Environment Symposium…..

Distinguished as the oldest and most renowned Forestry and Environment Symposium in South Asia, the International Forestry and Environment Symposium is the premier event where researchers, academia, professionals, policy makers and the industry meet to network, discuss and learn about the latest developments in forestry and environment.

Theme:  "Meeting environmental challenges in developing economies"

Dates:  23rd & 24th September 2016

Venue:  Heritance Kandalama, Dambulla

The Venue

We are excited to bring the 21st Forestry & Environment Symposium from Heritance Kandalama; an architectural masterpiece embedded in the lush green jungle, and boasts of its approach to sustainable tourism.

Chief Guest

Key-note Speaker

Key-note Speaker


His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena
President, Democratic Socialist Republic of SriLanka
and Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment

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Richard Vlosky
Professor in Forest Sector Business Development
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University,USA
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David Newsome
Associate Professor in Environmental Science and Ecotourism
Murdoch University
Western Australia, AUS

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Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Call for papers:  2nd April 2016
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission (International): 17th June 2016
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission (Local):   22nd June 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance (Abstract - International): 22nd June 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance (Abstract - Local): 5th August 2016
  • Commencement of Registration of Presenters (Local):  22nd August 2016
  • Symposium Dates: 23 and 24th September 2016

Main Sessions:

1. Forest and Natural Resource Management
2. Biodiversity Conservation
3. Waste Management and Pollution Control
4. Socio-economic dimensions in Natural Resource Management
5. Corporate Trends in Sustainability
6. Climate Change and Disaster Management
7. Sustainable Energy
8. Sustainable Tourism
9. Geology, Soils and Water Resource Management
10. Green Technologies and Solutions

Why attend the Symposium?

Get insights to latest research, Build new professional connections with top researchers from around the world and Reconnect with colleagues and friends in the field.
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a proud sponsor of an event of regional significance. Showcase your ideas, technologies and products. Network with renowned academics to develop innovative solutions.

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Special Conference Package

For our international participants, we strive our best to make your experience at the 21st International Forestry & environment Symposium  a memorable one. Check-out the special conference package for  international participants.
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Chief Organizers

Symposium Coordinator
Dr. Priyan Perera
Symposium Chair
Dr. (Mrs) Prasanthi Gunawardena