Dead Wood Meeting 2021

Student and research symposium on methods and approaches in dead wood science


Registration is free, open until 10 October 2021. Prepare your 150 words abstract (presenters only) and register here.


The intensive three-day symposium program is comprised by keynote and contributed lectures by established dead wood researchers, and student presentations. In addition, a satellite workshop on managing interaction data will be arranged. The target group is advanced master and PhD students, but anyone with research interest and experience in dead wood ecology is welcome. The symposium is not suitable for absolute beginners in dead wood research, but use books recommended below to build or update your knowledge before joining the event. The goal of this symposium is to create an environment for communication among dead wood scholars and to close the gap between the university lectures and the real-life of a researcher and a conservationist, as well as promote connections across disciplines. We will go through a broad range of topics, such as biodiversity in dead wood in boreal and temperate environments, biodiversity conservation and restoration, and of course all kinds of lignicolous organisms: fungi, insects, and more.

See symposium and workshops programme here.

25 October 2021         Workshop: Managing interactions data

26-28 October 2021    Dead Wood Meeting 2021

29 October 2021         Workshop: Analysis and visualization of interaction datasets


The symposium will take place online in a series of Zoom session with breaks. Zoom links will be sent together with confirmation of registration in early October.

Symposium leader

Dmitry Schigel - University of Helsinki

Keynote speakers

Lynne Boddy - Cardiff University
Jacob Heilmann-Clausen - University of Copenhagen
Jogeir Stokland - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research


Jorrit Poelen

Assignment and credits

No ECTS credits are provided for attendance only, and attendance certificates are only provided upon request; however, students giving a presentation will earn 1 ECTS and active participation in a workshop and carrying out all workshop tasks will bring 1 ECTS per workshop.


  • Bobiec A, Gutowski JM, Zub K, Pawlaczyk P, Laudenslayer WF 2005. The Afterlife of a Tree. WWF Poland, 252 pp. ISBN 83-920712-1-2

  • Stokland JN, Siitonen J, & Jonsson BG 2012. Biodiversity in Dead Wood. Cambridge Univ. Press, 524 pp. ISBN 9780521717038.
  • Boddy L 2021. Fungi and Trees: Their complex relationships. Arboricultural Association, 306 pp. ISBN: 9780900978708
  • Boddy L, Frankland J, Van West P, eds. 2007. Ecology of saprotrophic basidiomycetes Elsevier, 386 pp. eBook ISBN 9780080551500 / ISBN 9780123741851.
  • Ulyshen MD, ed. 2018. Saproxylic Insects. Diversity, Ecology and Conservation. Springer, 904 pp. eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75937-1 / ISBN 978-3-319-75936-4.

Contact: Dmitry Schigel ( - symposium programme and content
Nataliya Budaeva ( - ForBio coordinator - practical etc.

Organizers and Funders

The symposium is organized by ForBio and University Museum of Bergen, with the support from Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, the University of Oslo, the Voronezhsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, the University of Helsinki. Funding is provided by the Directorate for Higher Education and Skills, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research (formerly Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) and ForBio.


Published Dec. 9, 2019 9:23 PM - Last modified Sep. 14, 2021 10:49 PM