International Scientific Seminar on Sustainable Intensification of Planted Forests
The seminar gathered scientists, forest based industry, forest owners and policy makers to share views and discuss the sustainability and future of planted forests globally and was a chance to exchange with members of the EU EFI network and the IUFRO Task Force on this topic. It was hoped that many opportunities for cooperation on planted forests would arise during and after the event.
It followed in the footsteps of the ICPF (International Congress on Planted Forests) held in Portugal in 2013 and paved the way to the next congress on planted forests which will take place in China in 2018. It was held as part of a series of events organised by EFIATLANTIC and IEFC under the umbrella of IUFRO in the month of June 2016 and was an opportunity to explore and share views on the potential of intensification in planted forests. Topics included the sustainable expansion versus intensification of planted forests, management options for intensifying planted forest production and the opportunities and threats linked to intensification.
The seminar was opened by Christian Pinaudeau (IEFC) and Jean-Michel Carnus (IUFRO).
- Planted forest production. Tim Payn, SCION, New Zealand
- The role of planted forests in the global economy and the economics of planted forest development. Daowei Zhang, Auburn University, USA
- Management options for intensifying planted forest production – a European perspective. Bill Mason, Forest Research, UK
- Management Options and Potential to Intensify Production in Planted Forests: A North American Perspective. Thomas R. Fox, Virginia Tech, USA
- Management Options and Potential to Intensify Production in Planted Forests: an African Perspective. Joséphine YAMEOGO, Adama DOULKOM, Mamounata BELEM
- Genetic Potential for Intensification in Planted Forests. Heidi Dungey, Scion, New Zealand
- Sustainability issues related to forest soils. Gregory van der Heijden, INRA, France
- Effects of tree species diversity on resistance to biotic disturbances in planted forests. Hervé Jactel, INRA, France
- Risks and intensification in planted forests: Abiotic risks. Barry Gardiner, EFIATLANTIC, France
- Climate change and the sustainable intensification of planted forests. Peter Freer-Smith and James Morison
- Intensification in the context of bio-economy and circular economy – status and foresight. Jean-François Dhôte Part 1 Part 2