3.00.00 - Forest Operations Engineering and Management

UNIT NOTICEBOARD

2024-02-06

Mark your Calendars!

SILVA/IUFRO Division 3 PhD Conference
Umeå, Sweden; 16-20 June 2024

SLU's research school, SILVA, in co-operation with IUFRO Division 3 invite you to an international PhD conference in beautiful Umeå, where SLU's Faculty of Forest Sciences has its main campus. The location and timing is carefully chosen, so you will have the possibility to both enjoy the magical bright nights of Northern Sweden, as well as the possibility to add this activity to your participation at the 26th IUFRO World Congress in Stockholm.

The conference will provide an arena for networking and discussing challenges in forestry practices.

The theme is 'Sustainable forest management adaptation to climate change'. One part of the conference will be dedicated to hands-on and field-based experiences of and discussions on the (highly digitalized) Nordic forestry practices. The other part of the conference will be dedicated to presentations of your work, in order to promote academic discussions as well as to improve presentation and feedback skills.
 
Key dates for applying and attending
 
February 29th: Application deadline; Abstract and motivational letter submission
March 8th: Notification of acceptance
April 1st:: Registration deadline
June 16th: Arrival, registration, reception and icebreaking event.
June 17th: Indoor conference activities
June 18-19th: Field excursions; Visit to forest owners (private persons and companies) to discuss and see forest management practices
June 20th: Indoor conference activities. Conference ends.
June 21st – 22nd Optional activities together with SLU PhD-students.
June 23: Travel to Stockholm for those attending the IUFRO World Congress 2024.
 
Detailshttps://ui.ungpd.com/Events/fabbdbe5-1e5c-4257-be41-3bee6bb90254

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Coordinator:

Woodam Chung, United States

Deputies:

Luc LeBel, Canada

Yaoxiang Li, China

Ola Lindroos, Sweden

About Unit

Forest operations engineering and management research aims at (1) understanding the fundamental principles that underlie the behavior of forest operations systems and at (2) developing concepts, methods and tools that support the design, control and management of these systems.

The basic research paradigm represents operations systems as flow networks and uses mathematical models to describe its behavior and to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and environmental performance of alternate policies, strategies, and practices. The operations core is a system that includes research, design, engineering, production within operating units, networks of information and material flows that tie operating units together, and the development, distribution and delivery of goods and services to customers.


State of Knowledge

In 2004 the  Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences was published. Officers of IUFRO Division 3 contributed as authors to the following topics:

  • AKAY, A.E. and J. SESSIONS. 2004. Roading and Transport Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 259-269.
  • APUD, E. and F. MEYER. 2004. Ergonomics. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 639-645.
  • DAHLIN, B. and D. FJELD. 2004. Logistics in Forest Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 645-649.
  • HEINIMANN, H.R. 2004. Forest Operations under Mountainous Conditions. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 279-285.
  • HEINRICH, R. and U. ARZBERGER. 2004. Forest Operations in th Tropics, Reduced Impact Logging. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 247-252.
  • HYTTINEN, P. 2004. Small-scale Forestry. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 663-666.
  • MCNABB, K. 2004. Nursery Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 649-657.
  • MIKKONEN, E. 2004. Forest Operations Management. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 658-663.
  • OWENDE, P. 2004. Wood Delivery. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 269-279.
  • SPINELLI, R. 2004. Harvesting of Thinnings. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 252-259.

History

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2024-06-20
SILVA/IUFRO Division 3 PhD ConferenceUmeå, Sweden
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