1.03.00 - Short-rotation forestry
WOODY CROPS 2018 - International Short Rotation Woody Crops Conference
Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA; 23-25 July 2018. Units involved: 1.03.00, 2.08.04.
Historically, international efforts for the development of short rotation woody crops (SRWCs) focused on the production of biomass for bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts, while research and deployment over the past decade has expanded to include broader objectives of achieving multiple ecosystem services. In particular, silvicultural prescriptions developed for SRWCs have been refined to include woody crop production systems for environmental benefits such as carbon sequestration, water quality and quantity, and soil health. In addition, current systems have been expanded beyond traditional fiber production to other environmental technologies that incorporate SRWCs as vital components for phytotechnologies (e.g., phytoremediation), urban afforestation, ecological restoration, and mine reclamation.
The International Short Rotation Woody Crops Conference will bring together six of the world’s leading SRWC organizations to enhance information exchange and provide a platform for developing future collaboration around SRWC production systems.