The Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF) was founded in 1995 and has its registered office at the Department for Innovation in Biological, Agri-Food and Forestry Systems - DIBAF, Tuscia University, v. San Camillo de Lellis snc, I-01100 Viterbo (Italy).

SISEF Mission

  • Promoting research and studies on the structure, processes, and functions of forest ecosystems and their management, based on principles of sustainable development and conservation of biodiversity.
  • Promoting studies of dendrology, tree farming, forest plantations aiming to production, protection, and landscaping.
  • Encouraging and supporting the network among researchers, scholars, practitioners, and decision makers about the planning, design, management and conservation of forest and landscape.
  • Facilitating scientific and technical collaboration in the field of ecology and silviculture both at national as well as international levels.


SISEF in action

Creation of thematic working groups on specific research topics of interest
Organization of conferences, congresses, fora, symposia, meetings, etc.
Patronage of scientific publications

SISEF Working Group on Urban Green Spaces 


The WG is based on the twenty-year collaboration of researchers engaged in promoting the development of knowledge, methods of analysis and transfer of results related to the meaning, functionality and role of trees, woods and green infrastructures in the urban and peri-urban environment.


The WG intends

  • Foster knowledge exchange and scientific discussion on green infrastructure, trees, and forests in the city;
  • Encourage innovative research projects supporting and sustaining the global challenges that contemporary communities, both urban and rural, are facing for an equitable and sustainable future;
  • Facilitate the dissemination and accompany the debate on issues related to the quality of the environment and life in cities and in the urban-rural interface;
  • Develop a network approach to the future environmental issues of cities helping to build interdisciplinary options and lay the foundations for a collaborative approach between scientific, technical, decision-making and community worlds.


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