Monday 13 October 2014
All events at Holiday Inn Select City Centre, 2nd floor, unless noted
(Shuttle departs at 17:45 from Hilton Garden Inn and at 20:00 from Holiday Inn)
18:00 – 20:00 Registration & Welcome Reception
Tuesday 14 October 2014
(Shuttle departs at 07:15 from Hilton Garden Inn to Holiday Inn)
7:15-8:15. Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30. Welcome speech by Organizing Committee
9:30-10:00. Inaugural talk: Future Landscapes: Opportunities and Challenges. John Stanturf, USDA Forest Service, Georgia, USA.
Session 1: Forest restoration: objectives, strategies, and needs
Moderator: José M. Rey-Benayas, Alcalá University, Spain
10:00-10:30. Keynote speaker: Restoration of resilient forests: an achievable goal or an impossible dream? Adrian Newton, Bournemouth University, UK.
10:30-11:00. Coffee break
11:00-12:30. Oral communications
- Evolution of forest restoration – A solid past and a dynamic future. Gabriela Nunez-Mir, Purdue University, Indiana, USA.
- Reforestation and ecosystem services: If you build it, will they come? Brian D. Strahm, Virginia Tech University, Virginia, USA.
- Monitoring the influence of restoration plantings on tropical dry forest regeneration dynamics in coastal Kenya. David W. MacFarlane, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA.
- Fire-Sites Restoration in Middle Volga: Major Risks and Modern Technologies. Tatiana V. Nureeva, Volga State University of Technology, Russian Federation.
- Indigenous tree planting of Atlantic rainforest restoration areas in Brazil: Developments at Fibria Celulose S.A. Ana Paula Correa do Carmo, Fibria Celulose S.A., Brazil.
- Stand development patterns and silvicultural opportunities for young planted oak stands on bottomland hardwood restoration sites. Brent Frey, Mississippi State University, Mississippi, USA.
Moderator: Pablo Donoso, Austral University, Chile
13:30-14:00. Keynote speaker: To Mordor and back: the journey towards forest restoration following oil sands mining. Ellen MacDonald, University of Alberta, Canada.
14:00-15:45. Oral communications
- Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative: Defining successful reforestation of mined lands. Mary Beth Adams, USDA Forest Service, West Virginia, USA.
- Are high seed production areas coincident with seedling field performance? Attempting to achieve success in restoration of Mediterranean forests. Adison Altamirano, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.
- Understory diversity and biomass accumulation in an area under rehabilitation in Central Mexico. Araceli Ventura-Rios, Colegio de Postgraduados, México, (presenter: F. Ofelia Plascencia Escalante).
- Conversion of introduced conifer species to native hardwoods – a review. Magnus Löf, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
- Future directions for forest restoration in Hawai‘i. James B. Friday, University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i, USA.
- Restoring Pacific Island forests: Challenges and strategies for successful technology transfer. Diane Haase, USDA Forest Service, Oregon, USA.
- Engaging farmers in woodland restoration and habitat management. Brad Withrow-Robinson, Oregon State University, Oregon, USA.
15:45-16:15. Coffee break
Session 2: Producing plant material to resist stress
Moderator: Kas Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Idaho, USA
16:15-17:30. Oral communications
- Radiosensitivity of Albizia chinensis (Obsbeck) Merr seeds and its role in vigor enhancement at early growth phase. Prof S S Singh, Guru Ghasidas University, India.
- New technology for pre-cultivation of forest seedlings under LED lamps – modification of light conditions to mitigate light shock stress after transplanting to open land. Marco Hernandez Velasco, Dalarna University, Sweden.
- Hardening pine seedlings improves survival and growth on shallow soils. María Luisa Avila Angulo, Colegio de Postgraduados, México (presenter: Arnulfo Aldrete).
- Bottles to trees: Plastic beverage bottles as an alternative container type for seedling propagation in developing countries. Owen Burney, New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA.
- Stocktype development and selection for improved restoration success in Lebanon. Karma M. Bouazza, Lebanon Reforestation Initiative, Lebanon.
(Shuttle departs at 17:40 from Holiday Inn to Hilton Garden Inn)
Wednesday 15 October 2014
07:30-08:30. Travel to J.S. Wright Forestry Center and continental breakfast (transportation provided, shuttles depart at 07:30 from Holiday Inn and from Hilton Garden Inn)
Moderator: Juan Oliet, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Session 2 (continued): Producing plant material to resist stress
08:30-09:00. Keynote speaker: The WoodWideWeb – How specialized are mycorrhizal symbioses? Barbara Hawkins, University of Victoria, Canada.
09:00-10:15. Oral communications
- Interactive effects of nitrogen supply and container size on root architecture, growth and nutrient storage in two contrasting tree species of Quercus variabilis and Pinus tabulaeformis. Zhongqian Cheng, Beijing Forestry University, China.
- Is bigger better? Effects of container size on Juglans regia L. and Quercus robur L. seedling shoot and root system development in the nursery and at field establishment. Barbara Mariotti, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.
- Growth comparisons after ten to thirteen years for containerized air-root-pruned and conventional nursery planting stock of swamp white oak on contrasting sites. J. W. (Jerry) Van Sambeek, USDA Forest Service, Missouri, USA.
- Contribution of fertilization and inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) to reforestation efforts in San Francisco valley of Southern Ecuador. Ximena Palomeque, Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador.
- Foliar absorption and root translocation of nitrogen from different chemical forms in seedlings of two Mediterranean trees. Mercedes Uscola, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain.
10:15-10:45. Coffee break
Moderator: Jeremy Pinto, USDA Forest Service, Idaho, USA
Session 3: Drivers of seedling establishment in the field, prediction of early performance
10:45-11:15. Keynote speaker: Importance of stored nitrogen and carbohydrates for seedling outplanting performance. Pedro Villar-Salvador, University of Alcalá, Spain.
11:15-12:15. Oral communication
- Effects of planting date and container volume in relation to site and year on survival and height of planted conifers and broadleaves. Palle Madsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
- A half-century of harvest, site preparation, and reforestation practices result in successful regeneration in Interior Alaska boreal forest. Miho Morimoto, University of Alaska, Alaska, USA.
- Slow passive restoration triggered by planted woodland islets in Mediterranean abandoned farmland. José M. Rey Benayas, University of Alcala, Spain.
- Practical aspects of establishing hybrid chestnut plantings in northeastern American forests. Cornelia (Leila) C. Pinchot, USDA Forest Service, Ohio, USA.
13:00-18:00. Field trip (Shuttles return to hotels by 18:20)
Thursday 16 October 2014
(Shuttle departs at 07:00 from Hilton Garden Inn to Holiday Inn)
7:00-8:00. Continental Breakfast
Session 4: Site preparation for restoration: effects of site microclimate and subsequent plant response under harsh conditions
Moderator: Andreas Bolte, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Germany
8:00-8:30. Keynote speaker: Better together or apart? The role of plant-plant interactions and spatial pattern in forest restoration. Susana Bautista, University of Alicante, Spain.
8:30-10:00. Oral communications
- Can first year measurements predict longer-term success of trees planted on minesites in the eastern US? Jennifer Franklin, University of Tennessee, Tennessee, USA.
- Application of technologies to improve Nothofagus pumilio restoration in Chilean Patagonia. Eduardo Arellano, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.
- Effective site preparation accelerates Acacia koa canopy closure. Anthony S. Davis, University of Idaho, Idaho, USA.
- Establishing holm oak under Mediterranean semiarid conditions: Sowing versus planting under a gradient of shelter light transmission and planting depth. Juan A. Oliet, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
- Using mulch to improve soil water conservation and infiltration for semiarid and dry restoration planting. Maria Noelia Jimenez, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training: Andalusian Government, Spain, (presenter: Jeremy Pinto).
- Short-term growth response of underplanted Nothofagus seedlings in high-graded forests in the Andes of south-central Chile. Pablo Jorge Donoso, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile.
10:00-11:00. Coffee break and poster session #1 (even-numbered posters will present)
Moderator: Jerry van Sambeek, USDA Forest Service, Missouri, USA
11:00-12:15. Oral communications
- A new device to foster oak forest restoration via seed sowing. Jorge Castro, University of Granada, Spain.
- Microsite factors affecting establishment and growth of planted tree seedlings in floodplains impacted by emerald ash borer. Kathleen Knight, USDA Forest Service, Ohio, USA.
- Mine spoil type influences growth of planted hardwoods and naturally colonizing understory vegetation on experimental reforestation plots in Pike County, Kentucky. Kenton L. Sena, University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA.
- Biochar: Promise and challenges for forest restoration. Sean C. Thomas, University of Toronto, Canada.
- Does increase of structural heterogeneity in the forest understory by artificial shelters improve effective acorn dispersal in Mediterranean savannah-like forest ecosystems? María-José Leiva, University of Seville, Spain.
Session 5: The role of genetics in producing resilient ecosystems
Moderator: Charles Michler, USDA Forest Service, Indiana USA
13:15-13:45. Keynote speaker: Science at the speed of need: A new model for modern biotechnology to address forest health needs. Carlton Owen, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, USA.
13:45-14:45. Oral communications
- Genetic consideration in defining successful forest restoration. Michele Bozzano, Bioversity International, Italy.
- Considerations for restoring tomorrow’s forests. R. Kasten Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Idaho, USA.
- Testing scenarios for assisted migration of forest trees in Europe. Marta Benito Garzon, CNRS, France.
- Drought-tolerance of European beech seedlings throughout Europe. Andreas Bolte, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Germany.
14:45-15:45. Coffee break and poster session #2 (odd-numbered posters will present)
Moderator: Palle Madsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
15:45-16:15. Keynote speaker: Assisted migration and forest restoration under climate change: golden opportunity or fool’s gold? John Pedlar, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Ontario, Canada
16:15-17:00. Oral communications and final conclusions
- Predicted changes in aboveground allometry in four pine species in response to climate change: Implications in restoring forests. Natalia Vizcaíno Palomar, Forest Research Centre (INIA), Spain.
- Intraspecific variation in susceptibility to emerald ash borer: a restoration strategy for North American ash. Jennifer Koch, USDA Forest Service, Ohio, USA.
- Genetic mapping of resistance to root rot disease (caused by Phytophtora cinnamomi) for American chestnut restoration in the southeastern United States. Tetyana Zhebentyayeva, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, (presenter: Bert Abbott).
(Shuttle departs at 17:10 from Holiday Inn to Hilton Garden Inn)
18:30 – 21:00. Gala Dinner at Adelino’s banquet hall, 112 N 3rd St, Lafayette. Transportation on your own, .75 km from Hilton Garden Inn, .4 km from Holiday Inn.