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Keynote Speakers

Kristina Blennow

Professor of Landscape Analysis, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

Kristina Blennow’s current research interests are in risk analysis and 'science and proven experience'. She studies the interplay between people and their environment, through this supporting communication, planning and decision-making under uncertain and changing conditions, in particular in relation to climate change. She employs interdisciplinary strategies with empirical methods and computer simulations, often in international collaboration and in close contact with stakeholders.



Lluis M. Plà-Aragonès

Associate professor, Department of Mathematics and a Senior Researcher at the Agrotecnio Research Center at University of Lleida, Spain

His research interests include operational research methods applied in agriculture and forest management, with special reference to simulation, dynamic programming, production planning, Markov decision processes logisitcs and supply chain management optimisation. Coordinator of the EURO-Working group (Operational Research in Agriculture and Forest management) and head of the CYTED Latin-American network on Big Data and DSS in Agriculture. He is a member of EURO.



Pete Bettinger

Professor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources University of Georgia, USA

Pete Bettinger's fields of specialization include Forest Planning and Management, Harvest Scheduling, Geographic Information Systems, and Global Positioning Systems. In 2009 he was awarded the Southeastern Society of American Foresters Award of Excellence for Research and Development. He has co-authored three recent forestry books: Forest Plans of North America, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, and Forest Management and Planning, all available through Academic Press.



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