Uneven-aged Forest Management: Alternative Forms, Practices,
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Uneven-aged forest management is practiced virtually in all forests of the world with numerous variations in its species composition and stand structures under local ecological, social, and economic constraints. Hence, the definition and practice of uneven-aged forest management is very broad. In addition to the classical single tree selection practices with shade-tolerant tree species, uneven-aged management involve methods that can create multifunctional, semi-natural forests with a high degree of structural complexity.
The conference 'Uneven-aged Forest Management: Alternative Forms, Practices, and Constraints' will provide a platform for scientists and practitioners for the presentation and discussion of ideas, concepts, and research results, and share experience on various themes of this flexible form of forest management.
Uneven-aged forestry alternatives in the boreal forests of Northern Europe
Forest scientists, managers, practitioners and all those interested in the principles and alternative forms of uneven-aged forest management.
Themes for the working sessions on uneven-aged forest management include:
and their tentative themes are
Kjell Andreassen, Norwegian Forest Research Institute, Ås, Norway
Lars Lundqvist, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
Douglas A. Maguire, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Hans-Jürgen Otto, Professor of Forest Ecology and Silviculture, between 1997 and 2001 President of Pro Silva Europe
Tuula Piri, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Vantaa, Finland
Matti Sirén, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Vantaa, Finland
Timo Saksa, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Suonenjoki, Finland
The conference will be international and interdisciplinary and will be conducted in English. The program will be structured in plenary and concurrent working sessions, including one poster session and a one-day field excursion. Additionally, a 5-day Post-Conference Tour to Northern Finland and Sweden is offered.
Presentations and Proceedings
The conference themes indicate preferred topics for contributed
papers, posters, and presentations. Extended abstracts are made available at the
beginning of the Conference Selected full papers are to be published after the
conference in a special issue of a refereed journal. See Papers