- Tree Stability: Models Standardisation and Integration Workshop
Workshop - UMR AMAP, Montpellier, 21-23 October 2009.
- 2nd International Conference on Wind Effects on Trees
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany, 13-16 October 2009.
- Forest Wind Damage Modelling Workshop
Forest Research, Edinburgh, October 2008.
- Wind and Trees International Conference
University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada, 2007.
- Wind Effects on Trees International Conference
University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 2003.
- Wind and other Abiotic Risks to Forests International Conference
Joensuu, Finland, 1998.
- Wind and Wind Related Damage to Trees International Conference
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 1993.
Tree Stability: Models Standardisation and Integration Workshop
UMR AMAP, Montpellier, October 2009
This workshop was focussed on:
- Presentation of the models, methods and computing tools that are available for tree stability investigations and prediction at the tree and stand scales
- Discussion on standardisation and integration of these methods and tools in decision support systems
- Deciding how to strengthen and make permanent the collaboration and activity within the Wind and Trees network, and how to enhance and support international collaborations on this topic.
- Welcome address (PDF-304K)
- An overview of software platforms and tools for model integration, collaborative development and resource sharing (PDF-987K)
- Concepts of tree growth and biomechanics that could be considered in future models of tree stability (PDF-392K)
- Dynamic behaviour of individual trees – measurement and modelling (PDF-1557K)
- ForestGALES : theory, strengths, weaknesses and plans for the future of the model (PDF-1783K)
- Foundation concepts for modelling soil-root interaction (PDF-1332K)
- HWIND for risk assessment of tree stands to wind damage (PDF-1324K)
- Model framework and modules for co-developed Hybrid Simulation Model of Windthrow Risk (PDF-111K)
- Modelling stem resistance to breakage (PDF-1032K)
- Numerical modeling of root-soil interactions at the tree scale and application to tree stability (PDF-2517K)
- The Capsis project (PDF-1672K)
- The PlantBioM project - towards a generic method for the numerical analysis of tree biomechanics (PDF-1516K)
- Tree architecture and tree multi-modal response to wind (PDF-767K)
- Tree response to high winds - evaluating architectural effects with numerical experiments (PDF-606K)
- WindFIRM-ForestGALES_BC - TASS 3.0 - spatial mechanistic modelling of windthrow risk with tree lists (PDF-3751K)
2nd International Conference on Wind Effects on Trees
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany, October 2009
The oral and poster presentations were divided into the fields:
- Wind climatology
- Air flow at forest edges
- Air flow around trees
- Aerodynamic interaction between wind and trees
- Storm impacts and risk modelling
- Mechanics of trees under wind loading
- Failure criteria of trees
- Ecological dynamics and strong winds
- Ecological dynamics following windthrow
- Silviculture, tree level management and harvest design to reduce wind damage
- Post storm damage responses.
Forest Wind Damage Modelling Workshop
Forest Research, Edinburgh, October 2008
Thirty delegates from around the world attended this workshop. A field day which included tree pulling and tree sway monitoring demonstrations was followed by two days of updates and discussion of tree biomechanics and wind risk modelling. The meeting generated a new impetus for international collaboration on wind risk modelling.
Wind and Trees International Conference
University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada, August 2007
The conference included a one-day excursion to Stanley Park and the University of BC, Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.
The proceedings of this conference have been published as a special issue of Forestry – An International Journal of Forest Research: “Wind and Trees” Special Issue, Stephen Mitchell, John Moore, Heli Peltola, Chris Peterson, and Jean-Claude Ruel (editors), Forestry 2008, 81(3).
Wind Effects on Trees International Conference
University of Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2003
Published as “Proceedings of the International Conference Wind Effects on Trees (PDF-72K),
University of Karlsruhe, September 16-18, 2003. B. Ruck, C. Kottmeier, C. Mattheck, C. Quine, G. Wilhelm (editors), Universität Karlsruhe, 2003, ISBN: 3-00-011922-1, 375 pages.
Wind and other Abiotic Risks to Forests International Conference
Joensuu, Finland, August 1998
The proceedings are published as a special issue of Forest Ecology and Management: “Wind and Other Abiotic Risks to Forests”, H. Peltola, B. Gardiner, S. Kellomäki et al. (editors), Forest Ecology and Management, 2000, 135.
Wind and Wind Related Damage to Trees International Conference
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, August 1993
The first "Wind and Wind Related Damage to Trees"conference.
The proceedings are published as “Wind and Trees”, M. P. Coutts, John Grace (editors), Cambridge University Press, 1995, ISBN 0521460379, 9780521460378, 485 pages.