The 10th IUFRO International Workshop on Uneven-aged Silviculture
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA • 31 May–2 June 2016


Program

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Monday, 30 May 2016

15:00-17:00 Registration at the Doubletree Conference Center
1st floor, Lobby
17:00-19:00 Welcoming Reception
Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

07:00-17:00 Registration
Doubletree Conference Center, 2nd floor, Grand Ballroom
07:00-08:00 Breakfast Buffet (provided)
Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
08:00 Opening Session
Palisades Room, Doubletree Hotel
Welcome:   Jim Guldin, Workshop Coordinator
Gary Kerr, Chair
IUFRO 1.905.00 Uneven-aged Silviculture Working Group
SESSION I: Uneven-aged silviculture, Around the World
Palisades Room, Doubletree Hotel

Moderator: TBA
08:20-09:00 Forest management on the Duchy of Cornwall
Geraint Richards, Head Forester, Duchy of Cornwall (invited)
09:00-09:20 Diversified uneven-aged silviculture delayed conifer decline in Dinaric mixed mountain forest: A result of gap spatiotemporal dynamics or tending operations?
Jurij Diaci, Matevz Adamic, Andrej Rozman, David Hladnik, University of Ljubljana, Sovenia
09:20-09:40 Comparison of natural and artificial forest regeneration after windthrow
Gal Fidej, Andrej Rozman and Jurij Diaci. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
09:40-10:00 How to use the art of Nature? Steady state in natural temperate forests as the prototype for close-to-nature forestry
Tomáš Vrška and Kamil Král, Silva Tarouca Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
10:00-10:30 Morning break (provided)
Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
10:30-10:50 Does complexity of leaf arrangement moderate the impact of drought stress?
Hiromi Mizunaga and Takaharu Mochizuki, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka Japan
10:50-11:10 High-value wood with continuous-cover management in Scots pine forests
Riika Piispanen and Sauli Valkonen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland
11:10-11:30 Ground disturbance improves natural regeneration in high-graded old-growth forests
Daniel P. Soto and Klaus J. Puettmann, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
11:30-11:50 The Bradford-Hutt system for transforming young even-aged stands to continuous cover management
Gary Kerr, Commonwealth Forestry Institute, United Kingdom
Coauthors: Mark Snellgrove, Sophie Hale, and Victoria Stokes
12:00-13:15 Lunch Buffet (provided)
Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
SESSION II: QUANTITATIVE ELEMENTS OF UNEVEN-AGED SILVICULTURE
Palisades Room, Doubletree Hotel

Moderator: Andreas Zingg, WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
13:15-13:35 Effect of partial cutting on windthrow in old-growth boreal stands: evidence from field experiments and modelling
J-C. Ruel, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Coauthors: K.A. Anyomi and S.J. Mitchell
13:35-13:55 The spatial-temporal patterns of Larch plantations and uneven-aged silviculture in Northeast China- based on multi-source remote sensing data
Jiao-jun Zhu, Qingyuan Forest Ecosystem Research Station, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
Coauthors: Gui-duo Shang, Tian Gao, Xiao Zhen
13:55-14:15 Tree light capture and spatial variability of understory light increase with species mixing and size heterogeneity
Gauthier Ligot, Univ. de Liège, Gembloux, Belgium
Coauthors: Aitor Ameztegui, Benoît Courbaud, Lluís Coll, Dan Kneeshaw
14:15-14:35 Modeling growth and yield and economic tradeoffs of even- and uneven-aged management in bottomland hardwood forests of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Sunil Nepal, Brent R. Frey, and James E. Henderson, Mississippi State University, Starkville Mississippi, USA
14:35-14:55 Long-term windthrow susceptibility of even- and uneven-aged sugar maple dominated stands
Philippe Nolet, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Ripon, QC Canada
14:55-15:15 Maintaining the coexistence of tree species of different shade tolerances with uneven-aged silviculture
Gauthier Ligot, Univ. de Liège, Gembloux, Belgium
Coauthors: Philippe Balandier, Benoît Courbaud, Daniel Kneeshaw, Hugues Claessens
15:15-15:35 Diameter distributions implied by individual tree growth equations for uneven-aged forests
Thomas B. Lynch, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma USA
Coauthors: Pradip Saud, Jeff Gove, Mark Ducey
15:35-16:00 Introduction to the Field Tour
Jim Guldin and Don C. Bragg, Southern Research Station, US Forest Service
16:00-18:00 POSTER SESSION, RECEPTION (included) and cash bar
Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
DINNER—on your own, River Market District, Little Rock
POSTERS:
  • A New Look at Uneven-aged Silvicultural Methods and Responses in New England Beech-Birch Maple Stands, USA. W.B. Leak, M. Yamasaki, and C. Costello. Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Durham, NH, USA.
  • Modeling the Impact of Overstory Density on the Regeneration Dynamics of Missouri Ozark Forests Lance A. Vickers, University of Missouri-Columbia, Abilene, Texas, USA. Coauthors: David R. Larsen, Benjamin O. Knapp, Daniel C. Dey and John M. Kabrick.
  • An Extreme Case of Integrative Forest Management: Dead Wood, Beetles, and Woodpeckers in Slovenian Forests, Tom A. Nagel, Maarten De Groot, Dejan Firm, Rok Pisek, Al Vrezec, Tomaž Mihelič, Dušan Roženbergar, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Using Multiple Long-term Data Sets to Evaluate Dynamics and Characteristics of Managed Uneven-aged Northern Forest Stands. Sarita Bassil, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York USA .
  • From Natural Disturbance to Uneven-aged Forest Management. Dušan Roženbergar, Tom A. Nagel, and Jurij Diaci. University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • The Effects of Varying Light and Moisture Levels on Pacific Northwest Timber Species. Olivia L. Moskowitz, M.M. Aghai, and G.J. Ettl, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Fifty Years of Regeneration Dynamics in an Uneven-aged Acadian Forest. Nicole S. Rogers, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA. Coauthors: Anthony W. D’Amato, Laura S. Kenefic, and Aaron Weiskittel.
  • The Scientific Roots of Uneven-aged Silviculture for U.S. Northern Hardwood Forests, Christel Kern and Laura Kenefic, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Grand Rapids, MN.
  • Factors Affecting Engelmann Spruce Regeneration Success Using the Group Selection Method in Colorado, USA. Seth Ex, Ryan Davy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
  • Community Forests Management Practice to Maintain Uneven aged Forests Crops in Mountain Region of Nepal. Sujan Panthi, Civil Alliance for Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Posters can be set up starting Monday afternoon at 4 pm, 30 May, and before 8 am Tuesday, 31 May, 2016.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

WITHIN-WORKSHOP FIELD TOUR
UNEVEN-AGED SILVICULTURE IN SOUTHERN PINES
CROSSETT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST, CROSSETT AR
06:30-07:15 Breakfast (provided)
07:30 Bus leaves for Crossett AR
10:15 Arrive at Crossett
Bus A: Stops 1 and 2 in the morning, stops 3 and 4 in the afternoon
Bus B: Stops 3 and 4 in the morning, stops 1 and 2 in the afternoon
  • Stop 1: Unmanaged Reynolds Research Natural Area
  • Stop 2: Poor Farm Forestry Forty, uneven-aged silviculture after 79 years
  • Stop 3: Good Farm Forestry Forty, uneven-aged silviculture after 79 years
  • Stop 4: Industrial Management of Short-Rotation Southern Pines
12:00-13:00 Lunch in the Tent (provided)
15:00 Busses leave to return to Little Rock
17:45 Bus arrives at hotel
18:15 Walk to Dickey-Stephens Baseball Park, North Little Rock
18:30-19:00 Dinner at the Ball Park (provided; buy your own beverages)
Designated catering area in the ball park
19:00~21:00 Arkansas Travelers vs Corpus Christi Rockets
Seats provided for the baseball game
Walk back to hotel

THURSDAY, 2 JUNE 2016

07:00-08:20 Breakfast Buffet
Salon A (provided)
SESSION III: UNEVEN-AGED SILVICULTURE IN NORTH AMERICA
Palisades Room, Doubletree Hotel

Moderator: TBA
08:20-09:00 Sixty years of selection cutting at the Penobscot Experimental Forest, Maine, USA: What worked and what didn’t
Laura Kenefic, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Orono Maine, USA
Coauthor: Robert Seymour, University of Maine
09:00-09:20 Forest Dynamics in a Long-term record of Uneven-aged Management in a Mixed Oak-Hickory-Pine forest in Missouri, USA
David Larsen, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
09:20-09:40 Effect of silvicultural gap size on long-term species growth, stand yield, and economic value in upland Quercus dominated stands
John Lhotka, Russell A. Cunningham, and Jeffrey W. Stringer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
09:40-10:00 Integrating Ecosystem Services into Uneven-aged Silvicultural Prescriptions to Enhance Sustainable Forest Management
Robert L. Deal, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Portland, Oregon, USA
Coauthors: Nikola Smith and Joe Gates
10:00-10:30 Morning break (provided)
Salon A, Doubletree Hotel
10:30-10:50 Designing a multi-cohort, continuous cover, silvicultural system for Douglas-fir dominated forests in the Pacific Northwest, USA
Gregory Ettl, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
10:50-11:10 Irregular selection: An uneven-aged management alternative that links science concepts to integrated restoration management
Terrie Jain, Russell T. Graham, Michael Battaglia; Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, Idaho USA
11:10-11:30 Interactions between stand density and stand structure in affecting damage from hurricanes in longleaf pine
Kevin O’Hara, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
Coauthor: Jim Guldin
11:30-11:50 Uneven-aged southern pine silviculture, B.C. (Before Crossett)
Don C. Bragg, Southern Research Station, US Forest Service
12:00-13:15 Lunch Buffet (provided)
Salon A
SESSION IV: CONVERSION OF EVEN-AGED STANDS TO UNEVEN-AGED STANDS
Palisades Room, Doubletree Hotel

Moderator: TBA
13:15-13:35 Human decision-making in the forests: selecting trees for removal during transformation to uneven-aged forest stand structures
Lucie Vítková, European Forest Institute, Freiburg, Germany
Coauthors: Áine Ní Dhubháin and Arne Pommerening
13:35-13:55 Transformation from even-aged to uneven-aged forest stand structure in Norway spruce forests of the Black Forest, Germany
Marc Hanewinkel, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Coauthors: Dominik Wonsack and Lucie Vítková
13:55-14:15 Uneven-aged silviculture of larch plantations: converting larch plantations into mixed larch-broadleaved forests by thinning
Qiaoling Yan, Qingyuan Forest Ecosystem Research Station, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
Coauthors: Jiaojun Zhu, Guangchen Wang, Jing Wang
14:15-14:45 Moving to uneven-aged silviculture in native forests in Chile: short-term results and expectations
Pablo Donoso, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Coauthors: Ralph D. Nyland, Bernardo Pilquinao, Florian Schnabel
14:45-15:05 The favorable growth of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) regeneration under the canopy – Does it ensure the success of uneven-aged silviculture?
Janusz Szmyt, Władysław Barzdajn, and Jacek Zientarski; Posnan University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland
15:05-15:25 Impact of Light and Moisture Gradients on the Growth and Physiology of Native Washington Tree Species: Informing Sustainable Timber Management
Matthew Aghai and Gregory Ettl, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
15:25-15:45 Managing for the parts of the sum: restoration treatments to accelerate late successional structures
Klaus Puettmann, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
16:00-17:00 IUFRO 1.05.00 Uneven-aged Silviculture Working Group Business Meeting
Gary Kerr, Chair
17:00 ADJOURN
18:00 DINNER—on your own, River Market District, Little Rock
POST-WORKSHOP TOUR
The Post-Workshop Tour departs from the Doubletree Hotel on 3 June 2016 at 0730 AM, and returns at 6:00 pm, Monday, 6 June. Details TBA.
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