2.08.04 - Poplars and willows
Hot off the press: A Roadmap for Poplar and Willow to Provide Environmental Services and to Build the Bioeconomy
Authors: Patricia A. Townsend, Regional Extension Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University; Nora Haider, Extension Coordinator Senior, Washington State University Extension, Washington State University; Leslie Boby, Extension Associate, Southern Regional Extension Forestry; Justin Heavey, Sustainability Associate, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Todd A. Miller, Environmental Management Analyst, City of Springfield, Oregon; Timothy A. Volk, Senior Research Associate, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
With contributions by: Noelle Hart, Extension Coordinator, Washington State University Extension, Washington State University; Jud Isebrands, President—Environmental Forestry Consultants, LLC; Chris Johnston, Project Leader, Agri-Environmental Technologies, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute; Lou Licht, President and Founder, Ecolotree Inc.; Michael Shell, Economist, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Bob Simmons, Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University; Brian Stanton, Chief Science Officer, GreenWood Resources, Inc.
Written by a coalition of poplar and willow researchers from across the United States, ‘A Roadmap for Poplar and Willow to Provide Environmental Services and to Build the Bioeconomy’ outlines how woody energy crops can be grown in environmental applications for renewable energy markets. The paper provides a summary of information and recommendations including: - benefits, both environmental and otherwise, of growing poplar and willow and opportunities for using the biomass from these plantings; - barriers to this new endeavor; - solutions to link biomass from poplar and willow grown for environmental applications to bioenergy markets.
The Roadmap is complemented by six discussion papers that provide examples of poplar and willow grown in environmental applications.
Seventh International Poplar Symposium - New Bioeconomies: Exploring the Potential Role of Salicaceae
Buenos Aires, Argentina; 28 October - 4 November 2018
Building on past successes, Argentina is honored to organize the Seventh International Poplar Symposium (IPS VII) that will be held in Buenos Aires, from 28th October to 4th November 2018. This meeting, under the main title "New Bioeconomies: Exploring the Potential Role of Salicaceae", will focus on discussing the management and conservation of genetic resources, the ecophysiological factors that define the production and sustainability of plantations, the utilization of technologies that maximize the genetic potential for obtaining timber and non-timber products, and conserving or recovering degraded environments. Scientific progress in poplar and willow research is advancing with new tools and technology that address social, economic and ecological changes throughout the world. This symposium is a meaningful opportunity for participants to integrate their own research with the conference themes and the thematic areas of the 2015 to 2019 IUFRO Strategy and to interact and develop international cooperation, thus joining the IUFRO network.
Conference homepage: https://poplarsymposium.blogspot.com.ar
Primer anuncio: https://www.iufro.org/download/file/28022/3637/ipsvii-2018-primer-anuncio_pdf/
Seventh International Poplar Symposium - IPS VII - CALL FOR BIDS
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations’ (IUFRO), Poplar and Willow Genetics Working Party 2.08.04, convenes the International Poplar Symposium (IPS) every four years for the presentation and discussion of the most recent and important scientific findings in Populus and Salix genetics, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, wood science, etc. The next symposium, IPS-VII, will be held in 2018. IPS-VII will follow previous poplar symposia held in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A (IPS-I, 1995), Orleans, France (IPS-II, 1999), Uppsala, Sweden (IPS-III, 2002), Nanjing, China (IPS-IV, 2006), Orvieto, Italy (IPS-V, 2010), and most recently, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (IPS-VI, 2014).
The Poplar and Willow Genetics Working Party 2.08.04 welcomes all proposals to host IPS-VII. Details at: http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-2/20000/20800/20804/activities/.