as the organizational committee of the upcoming FORMEC 2012 symposium we have made an arrangement with the management of the CROATIA hotel in Dubrovnik(Cavtat) and provided rooms for the participants of the Symposium at special prices. Because of limited number of the rooms we recommend that you make your reservation as soon as possible if you are interested. Thank you for your time and patience,
Chairman of the Organizing Committee FORMEC 2012
Assoc. prof. dr. sc. Tibor Pentek
Announcing: NUTRIENT DYNAMICS OF PLANTED FORESTS
27-28 NOVEMBER, 2012, VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, USA
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES:
This IUFRO symposium is intended to provide a forum for exchange of ideas related to principles of nutrition in nursery seedlings and juvenile forest trees. Emphasis will be placed on the development of effective and environmentally sound technologies to optimize seedling quality and promote reforestation and forest restoration operations. The first day will focus on Nutrition in the Nursery and at Field Establishment and the second day will focus on Juvenile Stand Nutrition. The program is aimed toward an international audience of nursery and forest practitioners, scientists, and educators. Presentations will be of excellent scientific quality while also providing new, useful information which can be readily and widely applied to nursery and forest practices. Selected authors will be invited to prepare a paper for the symposium proceedings to be published in a special issue of the international journal, New Forests.
The symposium is being organized by Western Forestry and Conservation Association, Purdue University, and USDA Forest Service with support from IUFRO divisions 1.01.03 (Temperate Forest Regeneration), 1.06.00 (Restoration of Degraded Sites), and 3.02.00 (Stand Establishment and Treatment).
INVITED SPEAKERS and TOPICS:
· Barbara Hawkins , University of Victoria, Canada - Influence of species and soil temperature on N-form preference and uptake
· Simon Landhausser, University of Alberta, Canada - The role of carbon reserves in seedling nutrition and stress tolerance
· Juan Oliet, Politecnica University, Spain - Seedling nutrient loading to improve planting success: A Mediterranean perspective
· Pedro Villar-Salvador, University of Alcala, Spain - Nursery fertilization of oaks: consequences for plant quality and outplanting performance
· Joshua Sloan, Purdue University, Indiana, USA- Improved fertilizer use efficiency and growth of tree seedlings on reclaimed oil sands
· Jordi Cortina, University of Alicante, Spain - The role of nutrients for improving seedling quality in drylands
· Tom Fox, Virginia Tech University, USA - Juvenile fertilization of loblolly pine plantations
· Leonardo Gonçalves, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil - Nutrition and fertilization of short-rotation eucalypt plantations of high productivity
· Cindy Prescott, University of British Columbia, Canada- Nutrition of cedar and hemlock plantations in coastal BC
· Shucai Zeng, South China Agricultural University - Comparison of soil properties under plantations and natural forests in South China
· Rob Harrison, University of Washington, USA - Nutrition management of Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir plantations
· Owen Burney, USA - The role of seedling nutrition on ungulate herbivory patterns
· John Turner, Forsci Pty Ltd, New South Wales, Australia - Site specific management and inter-rotational productivity of radiata pine
· Johanna Riikonen, Finnish Forest Research Institute - Effects of boron fertilization applied in nursery or after planting on the performance of Norway spruce seedlings on boron-poor sites
CALL FOR PRESENTERS:
If you would like to participate in this event with a presentation or poster, please send an abstract (max. 300 words including title, authors and affiliations) to DLHaase(a)fs.fed.us by July 20, 2012.
The full agenda and registration details will be available at: www.westernforestry.org<http://www.westernforestry.org>
Western Nursery Specialist
Editor, Tree Planters' Notes
USDA Forest Service
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Portland, OR 97208
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