ISRAEL: MEDPINE International Workshop – First Information January / February 1999, Beit-Oren


MEDPINE International Workshop – First Information

January / February 1999, Beit-Oren

As a part of our effort to advance the knowledge on Mediterranean pines, we plan an international workshop MEDPINE, to be held in Israel in 1999. The aim of the workshop is to bring together the contributors to the book: “Ecology, Biogeography and Management of Pinus halepensis and P. brutia Forest Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin” (G.NeÆeman and L.Trabaud eds.) and other researchers interested in this subject, in order to present an up to-date state of the art of natural and managed pine forests in the Mediterranean basin. The main topics will be:

  • Taxonomy genetics and biogeography
  • Autecology
  • Pine forest ecosystem
  • Pine – animal interactions
  • Fire ecology
  • Management

The workshop will take place at the guest house in Kibbutz Beit-Oren. The modest guest house is located in Mt. Carmel National Park and Nature reserve. The tentative dates are the last week of January or at the beginning of February 1999.

Tentative program:

Sunday: Arrival and opening diner Monday: Lectures Tuesday: Lectures & excursion to Mt. Carmel pine forests, dinner in a Druse village. Wednesday: Lectures Thursday: Excursion to Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Mt. Meiorn Nature reserve Friday: Departure

The workshop will be organized by us, with the help of the Department of Biology, The University of Haifa at Oranim, with minimal costs and no overhead.

The cost will be only about 550$ per person and will include:

  • Transportation from the Ben-Gurion airport
  • Two persons per room (additional 110$ for a single room)
  • Full board
  • Excursions
  • Transportation to the Ben-Gurion airport

Optional post-workshop excursion (Friday – Saturday) to the Dead Sea, Judean Desert and Jerusalem, and departure on Sunday (estimated cost 150$).

The cost for Israeli participants will be 75 Shekel for a single day and 100 Shekel for three days (Monday – Thursday), not including meals in the guest house.

Please distribute this circular among other interested contributors or audience. Because of the short time we will appreciate a prompt answer by filling the following form. Depending on your response we will decide whether to continue in organizing the workshop. For more information please contact:


Gidi Neeman and Ido Izhaki
Department of Biology
University of Haifa at Oranim
Tivon 36006

Fax: ++972-4-9832167

IFFN No. 19


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