We would like to invite you again to join the upcoming GreenRisk4ALPs Mountain Forest Conference (https://cmi.eventsair.com/greenrisk4alps/), which will be held online on June 28 and 29, 2021.
The conference is promoting risk-based protective forest management as part of an integral and ecosystem-based natural hazard risk management in the Alpine Space. We will share new insights and developed decision support tools and discuss with representatives from organizations and networks such as the Alpine Convention, EUSALP, GLOMOS, IUCN, IUFRO, PLANALP, and the Interreg Alpine Space program.
This virtual conference will be held under the auspices of the IUFRO Division 8.03.00 - Natural Hazards and Risk Management, and the IUFRO Unit 8.03.02 - Snow and Avalanches, and is free of charge.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you online!
Michaela Teich & the Organizing Team:
Anne Hormes and Jan-Thomas Fischer, Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)
Fred Berger, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)
Jean Pierre Fosson and Paolo Perret, Safe Mountain Foundation (FMS)
Kilian Heil, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT)
Stefan Steger, EURAC Research
Dr. Michaela Teich
Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)
Department of Natural Hazards
Division of Snow and Avalanche
Hofburg | Rennweg 1 | A - 6020 Innsbruck
+43 664 885 082 87
We are inviting you to share this with interested students.
Check out our website (QR code) and the attached poster for more
With best regards,
Technische Universität Dresden
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products
Chair of Tropical Forestry
01062 Dresden, Germany
Tel.: +49 351 463-31851
Fax.: +49 351 463-31820
Office: Cotta-Bau, Room 0.14
[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
The International Tree Mortality Network, an initiative of the IUFRO
task force on monitoring trends and patterns in global tree mortality,
continues the online seminar series on *March 15, 4 pm CET*, with:
*Title: **Mortality of Afrotropical trees in a temperature manipulation
experiment: Result from the Rwanda TREE project*
_Abstract:_ Knowledge on mortality responses of tropical trees and
communities under projected warmer climate is limited. Trees in tropical
montane forests (TMFs) are considered particularly vulnerable to climate
change, but this hypothesis remains poorly evaluated due to data
scarcity. To reduce the knowledge gap on the warming response of TMFs,
we have established a field experiment along an elevation gradient
ranging from 2400 m a.s.l. (15.2 °C mean temperature) to 1300 m a.s.l.
(20.6 °C mean temperature) in Rwanda. Twenty tree species, native to
East and Central Africa, from two forest types of origin (transitional
rainforest at 1600 – 2000 m a.s.l, and TMF at 2000 – 3000 m a.s.l.) and
two successional groups, early (ES) and late succession (LS), were
planted in multispecies plots at three sites along the gradient. Tree
growth and survival of 5400 trees was monitored regularly over two
years. The results showed that ES trees from lower elevations grew
faster at warmer sites while several of the LS species, especially from
higher elevations, did not respond or grew slower. Moreover, tree
mortality increased in a warmer climate and this was more pronounced in
high-elevation and LS species compared to lower-elevation and ES tree
species. ES species with transitional rainforest origin strongly
increased in proportion of stand basal area at warmer sites, while
tropical montane forest species declined, suggesting that
higher-elevation and LS species are at risk to be outcompeted by
lower-elevation and ES species in a warmer climate. We conclude that
tree mortality and growth responses combined may lead to modified tree
community composition in a warmer climate, favouring lower-elevation and
ES tree species. This has important implications for biodiversity and
carbon storage of Afromontane forests.
_Bio:_ Bonaventure Ntirugulirwa is a research fellow in the Forest
Productivity and Improvement Program at the Rwanda Forestry Authority of
the Ministry of Environment in Rwanda. He is a PhD candidate at the
University of Rwanda and at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. His
research focus are native tree species, their relation to ecological
regions, and the influence of climate change on growth and mortality.
*Please register for the Zoom Webinar: *
Note that the talks might be recorded.
Seminar # 1: Matt Hansen - Global forest monitoring using satellite data
Seminar # 2: Flavia Costa - Tree mortality in the Amazon across local
hydrological gradients: how water table depth may save or condemn trees
as climate changes
Seminar #3: Belinda Medlyn - Tree mortality in Australian ecosystems:
past, present and future
Seminar #4: Nate McDowell - Rising tree mortality in the Anthropocene
Seminar #5: Lisa Hülsmann - Tree mortality modeling – a tool for
ecological inference and a challenge for projecting forest dynamics
Seminar #6: Craig D Allen - The global emergence of hotter-drought
drivers of forest disturbance tipping points
Seminar #7: Yude Pan - Impacts of disturbances on leaf area index and
productivity of terrestrial ecosystems
Seminar #8: Viacheslav Kharuk - Conifer decline and mortality in Siberia
Seminar #9: Barbara Bentz - Recipes for Climate-Induced Bark
Beetle-Caused Tree Mortality
Seminar #10: Ana Bastos - Climate variability, extremes, and attribution
of high-impact ecological events: challenges and ways forward
*Visit us at:*
Dr. (habil.) Henrik Hartmann
MPI for Biogeochemistry
Hans Knöll Str. 10
07745 Jena, Germany
International Tree Mortality Network
IUFRO Task Force on monitoring of global tree mortality patterns and trends