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20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference
Long-term Forest Management Experiments in the Eastern
Deciduous Forest: Lessons for Tomorrow

March 28-April 1, 2016
University of Missouri campus
Columbia, Missouri
Important Dates:
June 1 2015
Abstracts due
June 17, 2015
Acceptance notification
September 21, 2015
Draft paper due
November 20, 2015
Review comment back to authors
February 1, 2016
Final papers and extended abstracts due


General Information:
The 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference (CHFC) will be co-hosted by the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. The meeting will be held in Columbia, Missouri, on the University of Missouri campus.

Authors have the option of submitting one of three kinds of publications: (1) a Conference Proceedings paper, (2) an extended abstract, or (3) a manuscript for consideration for inclusion in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.

The Proceedings of the Central Hardwood Forest Conference will be published as a General Technical Report by the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. All papers will receive peer review with blind reviews arranged by the Proceedings Editors.

Proceedings Guide for Authors

Editor Contact: John Kabrick (

Authors of papers presented in the sessions on long-term forest management experiments will have the option to either submit papers for consideration in the Conference Proceedings or for inclusion in a special issue of the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary ecologically-based science journal. All submissions to the special issue are subject to the journal's peer review process and only accepted papers will be included. Because of differences in the timeline, only one publication track can be selected.

Editor Contact: Mike Saunders (Purdue University)

As a guide to Poster presentors, the maximum poster size is 4ft x 4ft.

Created by David R. Larsen February 9, 2015
Last Updated: December 9, 2015