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Technische Universität Dresden
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Call for Papers on Special Issue: Ecology and Management of Castanea
Chestnut is a widely distributed genus within the Fagaceae family with thirteen species naturally occurring in Europe, Asia, and North America, with naturalized and cultivated populations occurring in South America. In Europe, the chestnut-growing area devoted to wood production corresponds to 2 million hectares, and in North America the former range of chestnut species was 81 million hectares. The original ranges of Asian chestnut species have not been determined, but species have been cultivated for nut production for millennia.
The cultivation of European chestnut (Castanea sativa) is an important cultural, multi-functional resource for local economies and provides ecological benefits to increase biodiversity and protect against erosion and wildfire. Management systems and intensities highly vary among European countries although most of the area (79%) is managed as coppice stands. In North America, the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was one of the most widespread and culturally important species prior to its demise related to the blight disease caused by a fungus from Asia (Cryphonectria parasitica). Asian chestnuts species are critical in solving the disease problem for other chestnut species in Europe and North America, and local values are primarily related to nut production.
Knowledge gaps exist in understanding sustainable methods to manage, restore or regenerate chestnut stands naturally or artificially, particularly given challenges from climate change, changes in disturbance regimes, and threats from non-native pests and pathogens. Providing this special issue platform to synthesize and share research information on forest ecology and silviculture of the Castanea genus will contribute towards a better understanding of strategies needed to improve performance and success of restoring or sustaining chestnut forests in pure stands, as a component to enrich mixed stands, or as agroforestry ecosystems.
This idea of a special issue was borne out of a newly formed Working Party (1.01.13) within the Silviculture Division of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). This proposal represents the first major activity of this new working party. This special issue will have a global perspective, and the papers need to encompass research related to ecology, silviculture, or management of a chestnut species.
Potential topics and related themes are described below:
* Applied forest management research related to timber production, non-timber forest products, growth and yield, and wood properties.
* Ecological research on stand dynamics, management effects on ecological function and processes, or ecological relationships or impacts of associated species on chestnut management.
* Chestnut as a component in agroforestry, mixed species plantation, or coppice forest systems.
* Pests or pathogens in chestnut systems or pest resistance in managed forests, reintroduction plantings, or mixed species plantings.
* Restoration of extirpated chestnut species or performance of chestnut in reintroduction test plantings.
* Effects of genetic selections or breeding on performance of chestnut in forest plantings.
* Social science research related to chestnut restoration, management, or reintroduction.
* Climate change mitigation to maintain or restore chestnut.
Topics that focus solely on nut production as part of seed orchard management and topics focused solely on genetics or breeding without an ecological or silvicultural component are not pertinent to this special issue. We hope that the special issue will include all four major chestnut species (C. crenata, C. dentata, C. mollissima, and C. sativa), but papers on minor species (e.g., C. henryi, C. pumila, and C. seguinii) are also encouraged. The papers can include original research, but synthesis papers that summarize state of the knowledge and propose key insights are also encouraged.
Submission of manuscripts
Authors can submit manuscripts for the Special Issue using Editorial Manager. Please select "Management of Castanea" as the article type. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed according to the guidelines, available on the website, of the journal. Please note that articles will be published separately, in different volumes, after they are accepted, and will be grouped together online as a Special Issue. Submit your manuscript tohttps://www.editorialmanager.com/foreco/default.aspx<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.edito…> by June 30, 2022.
We look forward to your contributions. Please do not hesitate to contact the Guest Editors in case of questions.
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Verónica Loewe, Instituto Forestal – INFOR, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, vloewe(a)infor.cl<mailto:email@example.com>
Enrico Marcolin, University of Padova, Padova, Italy, enrico.marcolin(a)unipd.it<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maria Patrício, Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal, sampat(a)ipb.pt<mailto:email@example.com>
Submission deadline: 30 June, 2022
Planned publication date: Articles will be published separately, in different volumes, after they are accepted, and will be grouped together online as a Special Issue in Summer 2022
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The deadline for the vacancy announcement "Post-doc in silviculture and forest modelling for climate change adaptation" at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), has been extended to 3 April 2022!
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Betreff: [IUFRO Div 1] Vacancy announcement: Post-doc in silviculture and forest modelling for climate change adaptation
Post-doc in silviculture and forest modelling for climate change adaptation
The Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is seeking a highly motivated person for a two-year post-doc position to conduct research on the silviculture of temperate mixed broadleaved forests. The research shall be based mainly on georeferenced field experiments set up in mixed stands of oak, hornbeam, field maple, wild service tree and hazel. The objective is to provide key recommendations to guide the design, establishment and silviculture of such forest types.
The experiments were planted 2012-2014 and include a range of mixing patterns and species proportions. The research should also include a small wild service experiment planted across widely contrasting climate and soil gradients. The experiments were set up and are carried out in cooperation with partners in forestry practice. Some data were already collected by local citizen-science volunteers. Additional data should be collected during the post-doc period.
The analyses should quantify aspects of survival, early growth, stem quality and competition depending on species mixture, site characteristics, establishment practice and other relevant variables. Additional investigations may include the influence of climate, soil and establishment practice on tree phenology, root system development and biomass allocation. Hypotheses testing should be an integral part of the research. Duty station: Alnarp, Sweden
Closing date: 27 March 2022
posted by IUFRO Headquarters on behalf of:
Jens Peter Skovsgaard
Professor of Silviculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 1 Silviculture
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In the framework of the Tropical managed Forest Observatory (TmFO),
Cirad is offering a 6 months contract with possible extension of
another 6 months, based in Montpellier
Researcher (PhD) in ecological modelling of tropical forests
*Begining date **Ending date***
Since the early 1980s, Cirad and its partners set up experimental forest
plots for monitoring post-harvest tropical forest dynamics in order to
assess the effects of selective logging on the reconstitution of timber
stocks. Since 2026, these experimental sites are part of an
international network, the Tropical Managed Forest Observatory (TmFO),
coordinated by Cirad. Within this network, forets dynamics data
accumulated over more than thirty years can be used to simulate
post-harvest trajectories in tropical forests as a function of logging
intensity, and key environmental variables (climate, soil, etc.).. For
example , the recovery of the biomass, timber stockand changes in
biodiversity were assessed assessed on the scale of the Amazon basin.
The results showed under the present 35-year logging cycle in force in
Brazilian Amazonia, the recovery of timber stock is less than 50%. This
work in the Amazon region deserves to be extended to other tropical rain
forest regions for which the TmFO network has data, in order to assess
the conditions for the sustainability of timber production on a
pan-tropical scale. The TmFO network provides all the conditions
required to carry out this work in terms of data availability (4 sites
in Central Africa and 7 sites in South East Asia, representing a total
inventory of more than 400 ha). In order to carry out this study, it
will first be necessary to adapt the model used in Amazonia to the
context of other datasets in other continents (under a 6-month contract
from May 2022). The initial 6-month contract may be extended by the same
duration, depending on the preliminary results of this first 6-month
period and the funding obtained in 2023.
To apply go to:
Directeur-Director UR Forêts et Sociétés
Tropical managed Forests Observatory (TmFO) Coordinator
IUFRO 1.02.00 Silviculture of tropical forests
Campus International de Baillarguet, TA C-105/D
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5 France
Tél : +33 4 67 59 39 13
Tel.Portable/Mobile Phone: +33 786 3289 46
[cid:image002.jpg@01D837A4.903953F0]This is to announce the 8th International Symposium on Roots of Woody Plants, which will be held in-person on July 10-14, 2022 at Penn State University in State College, PA, USA.
During this symposium, which usually meets every three years, world-recognized researchers, scientists with emerging research programs, and graduate students gather to discuss research on roots of forest trees and shrubs and nut and fruit crops. The specific focus of the symposium allows for in-depth discussion on a wide array of topics, from water acquisition to managing roots in impaired ecosystems.
This international symposium typically includes 150 participants from around the world.
The symposium will be hybrid with the option to choose in-person or virtual attendance in the registration process.
Go to https://cvent.me/eORPzo<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcvent.me%…> for event summary to view symposium details and to register!
We look forward to seeing you at Penn State in July!
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
201 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
posted by IUFRO Headquarters on behalf of Professor David Eisenstat