Sessions

We propose only plenary sessions in the conference to stimulate collaboration between breeders, managers, and scientists working in wood science, biotechnology, remote sensing, social sciences… The most interesting topics for a broad audience will be selected for oral presentations in each session. Some particularly interesting posters will be presented by the corresponding author as lightening talk (very short talk) to promote discussions during the poster sessions.

SESSION 1: Opening session

Monday 17 September 2018 (14:00-18:30)

Objectives of the conference

Key notes:

  • Nuno Manuel Goncalves Borralho (Raiz, Portugal): Silviculture and breeding of eucalypt plantations in Europe
  • David Forrester (WSL, Swiss): The production ecology of mixtures: From pattern to process to application
  • Yaojian Xie (ERC, China): What causes the rapid development of eucalypt plantations and industries in China? 
  • José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves (USP, Brazil): Forest outgrower programs in small and medium-sized producers in Brazil
  • Paulo Fernandes (CITAB, Portugal): Strategy to reduce fire risks in eucalypt plantations
  • Jose Luiz Stape (USP-Suzano, Brazil): Dealing with genotype x environment interactions in Eucalyptus forest companies

SESSION 2: Ecosystem services in eucalypt plantations

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Key notes:

  • Sadanandan Nambiar (CSIRO, Australia): Forestry and wood production for rural development and poverty reduction: it is time to move on from romanticism and failed hopes to reality
  • Guerric le Maire (CIRAD, France): Advances in remote sensing: potential to gain insight into the ecosystem services of eucalypt plantations

Main topics:

  • Forest products: pulp and paper, solid wood, biorefinery, firewood and charcoal in low-income forestry
  • Social demand for eucalypt plantations
  • Carbon sequestration in eucalypt plantations and mitigation of climate change
  • Sharing water in the landscape
  • Forest plantations and biodiversity
  • Forest certification: drawbacks and opportunities

Oral session;

Lightening talks;

Poster session


SESSION 3: Strategy to face abiotic stresses

Wednesday 19 September 2018 and Thursday 20 September morning

Key notes:

  • Jacqueline Grima Pettenati (CNRS, France): Insights from genomic studies to predict the effects of abiotic stresses on wood properties
  • Dan Binkley (Northern Arizona University, USA): Abiotic stresses: where ecophysiology meets management
  • Mark Adams (University of Sydney, Australia): How resilient is primary metabolism of eucalypt trees to external supplies of nutrients and changing climates?

Main topics:

  • Frost tolerance in eucalypt plantations
  • Water use in eucalypt plantations
  • Nutrition of eucalypt plantations: coping with fertilizer scarcity
  • Fire risks in eucalypt plantations
  • New tools to face abiotic stresses (biotechnology, remote sensing, precision forestry,…)

Oral session;

Lightening talks;

Poster session


SESSION 4: Strategy to face new pests and diseases

Thursday 20 September afternoon and Friday 21 September morning

Key notes:

  • Mike Wingfield (FABI, South Africa): Eucalyptus pests: Expanding frontiers
  • Dario Grattapaglia (EMBRAPA, Brazil): Breeding strategies to cope with abiotic and biotic stresses in eucalypt plantations

Main topics:

  • Pest and diseases: current impact and trends
  • Breeding for insect and disease resistance
  • Potential of mixed-species plantations to reduce the impact of pests and diseases
  • New tools to face abiotic stresses (biotechnology, remote sensing, precision forestry,…)

Oral session;

Lightening talks;

Poster session


Closure session: Round table to discuss the future of eucalypt plantations

 

Cookies de suivi acceptés