Ecology, silviculture, forest products, management risks and conservation practices
31 August to 3 September 2009
What was the event?
Various species of spruce comprise a significant part of forests in the northern hemisphere and are widely used in forest management. The management of spruce greatly influences carbon sequestration and the production of biomass that can be used for substitution of fossil fuels. Additionally, climate change may affect future management practices. Site requirements for certain species may shift and new potential risks may have to be considered when designing future management programs.
The conference focused on a wide range of issues relating to all aspects of spruce forests and spruce management. These included, for example:
- Biomass and timber production
- Genetic stock
- Root dynamics
- Pests and pathogens
- Long-term forest development
- Biodiversity and water quality
- Forest recreation and landscape aesthetics.
Bill Mason from Forest Research presented "Sitka spruce forests in Atlantic Europe: Developing carbon lean management systems".
Who was the event suitable for?
Scientists, forest managers and policy makers.
Where did the event take place?
See the conference website for contact details.