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2021-02-18

Mixed species forests: Risks, Resilience and Management - Book of Abstract

Lund, Sweden. Units involved: 1.01.06, 1.01.10, 1.09.00, 7.03.00, 8.02.01.

Mixed forests are strategic means of adapting forest management to climate change. Higher tree species diversity is expected to provide higher productivity, higher temporal stability, lower risk of biotic and abiotic disturbances and a more diverse portfolio of ecosystem services from forests. Although the knowledge base concerning the ecology of mixed forests has increased during the last decades, almost all forest research has been conducted in monocultures. As a result, there is a lack of knowledge about how to design and manage mixed forests, to sustain production and carbon sequestration, and mitigate abiotic and biotic risks. It is our expectation that this conference will be an arena for discussion and communication between researchers from different disciplines, and also between managers and policy makers. Our main objective is thus to communicate the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in various fields connected to both mixed forest functioning and management.

Although the conference had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a Book of Abstracts was published.

Details: https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/publications/proceedings-archive/10106-et-al-lund20-abstracts.pdf    


2020-04-06

FINALLY CANCELLED - Conference: Mixed species forests: Risks, Resilience and Management

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK

Lund, Sweden. Units involved: 1.01.06, 1.01.10, 1.09.00, 7.03.00, 8.02.01.

Mixed forests are strategic means of adapting forest management to climate change. Higher tree species diversity is expected to provide higher productivity, higher temporal stability, lower risk of biotic and abiotic disturbances and a more diverse portfolio of ecosystem services from forests. Although the knowledge base concerning the ecology of mixed forests has increased during the last decades, almost all forest research has been conducted in monocultures. As a result, there is a lack of knowledge about how to design and manage mixed forests, to sustain production and carbon sequestration, and mitigate abiotic and biotic risks. It is our expectation that this conference will be an arena for discussion and communication between researchers from different disciplines, and also between managers and policy makers. Our main objective is thus to communicate the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in various fields connected to both mixed forest functioning and management.

Details: Conference homepage - 1st announcement - 2nd announcement   


2018-01-09

Sixth International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-6)

Lucknow, India; 27-30 November 2018. 

IUFRO Working Party 1.01.06 will hold a session on Asian oaks. Abstracts are invited that deal with influences of pollution, climate change and anthropogenic disturbances on vitality of oak forests and possible strategies to mitigate those impacts. There is also an interest to know how oak forests in tropical countries can be better managed and conserved to maximize ecosystem services. Oak forests in humid tropical mountains are highly diverse ecosystems and threatened as well. The current knowledge on such forests is limited. IUFRO's Oak Working Party wants to highlight this point in forestry, ecology and plant science conferences in tropical countries.

Details: http://isebindia.com/


2016-10-05

3rd Restoring Forests: Regeneration and Ecosystem Function for the Future

The conference "3rd Restoring Forests: Regeneration and Ecosystem Function for the Future"  will be held in Lund, Sweden on 12-14 September 2017. Five IUFRO Units are involved: IUFRO Task force – Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change, 1.01.00, 1.01.06; 1.06.00, 2.01.15. Conference homepage - 1st announcement 


2015-09-01

Obituary Kurt W. Gottschalk

It is with sadness we note the passing of  Dr. Kurt W. Gottschalk, 63, USA. Dr. Gottschalk died on August 10, 2015, while on a mission trip with his church to Belize, Central America.

He was an internationally known and highly respected silviculturist and forest ecologist, who will be greatly missed in the scientific and forest management communities. Since 1979, he was Research Forester and Project Leader with the US Forest Service in Morgantown, West Virginia. In IUFRO, he served from 2010 up to his death as Coordinator of Working Party 1.01.06, Ecology and Silviculture of Oak.

He was a member of several professional and conservation organizations including the Ecological Society of America. Active in the Society of American Foresters, he was elected a Fellow in 2001 and was the former editor of the Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. Dr. Gottschalk received his BS in Forestry at Iowa State University and earned both MS in Silviculture Forest Ecology and PhD in Tree Physiology from Michigan State University. His research interests included a wide range of topics related to physiology and silviculture of oak-dominated forests including oak regeneration methods, light influence on oak seedling development, development of silvicultural prescriptions and decision guides, development of silvicultural prescriptions for the reintroduction of blight-resistant American chestnut in eastern oak forests, and development of mast management guidelines for oak forests. His current work focused on rehabilitation of broadleaved forests damaged by invasive species, particularly insects and diseases.