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2021-07-27

Mark your Calendars!

Fir and Pine Management in Changeable Environment: Risks and Opportunities - Joint Conference of IUFRO Working Parties "Ecology and Silviculture of Fir" and "Ecology and Silviculture of Pine"
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 19-22 September 2022

IUFRO Units involved: 1.01.09, 1.01.10.

Details to be announced.

Information: Teresa De Jesus Fidalgo Fonseca, Andrej Bončina, Dalibor Ballian

 


2021-02-24

Hot off the press: Special Issue of Forest Ecology and Management

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. This special issue is a platform for bringing together high quality research on mixed forests dynamic and management with special emphasis on resilience to biotic and abiotic disturbances. Its main objective is thus to update the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in various fields connected to both mixed forest functioning and management under global change.

del Rio, M., M. Löf, A. Bravo-Oviedo & H. Jactel (eds.) 2021: Mixed species forests. Risks, resilience and management. Forest Ecology and Management Special Issue, 24 peer-reviewed articles available online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/forest-ecology-and-management/special-issue/104SPZLN61X


2020-10-20

Call for Submissions - Special Issue "Modelling and Managing the Dynamics of Pine Forests"

Pine forests are widely represented around the world, and play important ecological and economic roles. Climate change might affect pine forest dynamics and the management of these forests. Additionally, changing policies and the diversification of primary uses (sawmill, pellets, panels, pulp and paper, among others) lead to different silvicultural regimes. With this Special Issue, researchers are invited to present the results of their studies on the dynamics of pine forests (regeneration, growth, and mortality), on statistical models which describe those dynamics, or on the silvicultural guidelines for distinct management purposes (timber, biomass, energy, carbon). The submitted papers can focus on factors which influence the natural regeneration process failures such as water stress, soil degradation after fire, and site factors. Papers about the dynamics of seedling growth, tree or stand development, or mortality associated with tree competition or driven by external factors are also welcome. 

With this Special Issue, we hope to discuss the latest research and compile bibliographic reviews about the natural dynamics of pine forests, models describing those dynamics or supportive of silvicultural guidelines, and to identify adaptive management measures to deal with challenging conditions in pine forests of different species around the area of distribution.

This special issue is sponsored by IUFRO Working Party 1.01.10 - Ecology and silviculture of pine.

Deadline for manuscript submissions:  20 December 2020.
Detailshttps://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/pine_forests


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   


2015-10-19

Growth and Yield of mixed vs pure Pinus sylvestris/Fagus sylvatica stands

Growth and yield of mixed versus pure stands of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) analysed along a productivity gradient through Europe

by H. Pretzsch, M. del Río et al

published open access at European Journal of Forest Research (2015) 134(5):927-947

 
Abstract

Mixing of complementary tree species may increase stand productivity, mitigate the effects of drought and other risks, and pave the way to forest production systems which may be more resource-use efficient and stable in the face of climate change. However, systematic empirical studies on mixing effects are still missing for many commercially important and widespread species combinations..... open access pdf


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