BIFoR Fourth Annual Meeting


29th and 30th January 2020
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Hotel, Birmingham. 


One day or two day tickets are available for this free event. 

Our annual community meeting provides us with the opportunity to disseminate early results and receive feedback from research and practitioner communities.

Our Institute was set up to address two fundamental and interrelated challenges: 
- the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands 
- the resilience of trees to invasive pests and diseases. 

The first day (29 January 2020) will be joint with the Action Oak programme and will focus mainly on the research underway regarding resilience of trees to invasive pests and diseases. 

The second day (30 January 2020) will be focussed on research underway at the BIFoR Free-Air Carbon Enrichment (FACE) facility by researchers from across the UK.  

Crosscutting through both days we'll be sharing our research coming through from our Forest Edge doctoral research programme now in it's second year. The Forest Edge doctoral scholarship programme offers 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships at the University of Birmingham, the projects will be multi-disciplinary and some interdisciplinary at least outside usual research council remits.  Our doctoral researchers will be sharing their research covering a wide range of areas including forests & flooding & young people's experiences in urban woodlands. 

We have a great line up of entertaining and thought provoking  speakers and poster presentations and a large team of scientists for you to meet. 

A draft programme is available and this page will be updated frequently.  

To book tickets online please visit the University of Birmingham shop or contact for further information. 


Local accommodation:

Edgbaston Park Hotel,  

Lucas House Hotel,    

Alternatively, there are many hotels in central Birmingham City Centre, just a short bus journey/train journey away. 


 A map of how to reach the hotel from the train station / bus station is available

Complimentary parking spaces will be available at Edgbaston Park Hotel, Hornton Grange Hotel, Garth House, Lucas House Hotel and the ground floor of the Pritchatts Road Car Park.

All guests must obtain a parking permit from the Edgbaston Park Hotel reception desk and display on the dashboard of each vehicle.