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COST Action FP 0601 FORMAN - 7th Science Workshop:

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Forests and abundance of water - focus on boreal forests and peatlands.

6.9.-8.9.2010 Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Helsinki, Finland and Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Finland

Scientific Committee
Prof Leena FINER, Finnish Forest Research Institute Joensuu, Finland
Prof Michael BREDEMEIER, University of Göttingen, Germany, chairman COST FORMAN
Dr Pirkko KORTELAINEN, Finnish Environment Institute Helsinki, Finland
Dr Elve LODE, Institute of Ecology Tallinn University, Estonia
Dr Patrick SCHLEPPI, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Birmensdorf , Switzerland
Prof Viliam PICHLER, Technical University Zvolen, Slovak Republic
MSc Forestry Markus LIER, Finnish Forest Research Institute Joensuu, Finland

Programme and presentations

Monday 6.9. | Tuesday 7.9. | Wednesday 8.9.2010

Monday 6.9.2010

9:00–9:15 Opening of the workshop
Michael Bredemeier, chairman COST FORMAN
Representative of SYKE

Session 1: Water relations in boreal forests and peatlands
Chair: Elve Lode, Tallinn University, Estonia & Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
9:15 Keynote:Water relations in boreal forests and peatlands Leena Finér, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland
9:45 Managing erosion, sediment transport and water quality in drained peatland catchments Hannu Marttila, University of Oulu, Finland, Kari-Matti Vuori, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Hannu Hökkä, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland; Juha Jämse, Central Finland Forestry Centre; Bjørn Kløve, University of Oulu, Finland
10:10 Forestry operations have a small impact on the groundwater quality in aquifers
Sirpa Piirainen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland

11:00 Keynote: The role of water for carbon sequestration and GHG emissions in boreal forests Mats Olsson, SLU, Sweden
11:30 Drought-induced changes in Scots pine and Norway spruce stands estimated on the evidence to artificial drought experiments Rasa, Buozyte, Vidas Stakenas, Remigijus Ozolinicius, Jurate Aleinikoviene, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Lithuania
11:55 The impact of drought on young spruce trees stem circumference changes and sap flow rate Katarina Střelcová, Technical Univeristy of Zvolen, Slovakia, Marek Ježik, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Miroslav Blaženec, Technical Univeristy of Zvolen, Slovakia, Michal Frič, Technical Univeristy of Zvolen, Slovakia and Matej Končir, Technical Univeristy of Zvolen, Slovakia
12:20 Forest and permanent excess of water – peatland forestry
Ari Laurén, Samuli Launiainen , Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland; Harri Koivusalo, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland

12:45 Use of natural and restored peatland buffers to reduce sediment and nutrient transport from forested catchments - Finnish experiences Mika Nieminen, Anu Vikman, Sakari Sarkkola, Ari Lauren, Hannu Fritze, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland; Harri Koivusalo, Aalto University, Finland

Session 2: Water fluxes at different scales (modeling, upscaling etc.)
Chair: Patrick Schleppi, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Birmensdorf , Switzerland
13:45 Significance of tree roots to preferential flow in soil horizons with different degrees of hydromorphy Benjamin Lange, WSL, Switzerland, Peter Lűschner WSL, Switzerland, and Peter F. German University of Bern, Switzerland
14:10 FOREST stony soil: The contribution of rock fragments to soil water retentionViliam Novák, Peter Šurda, Institute of Hydrology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia 
14:35 Development of a physic-based, dual-permeability model for subsurface strormflow and conservative transport and a forested hillslope Hanne Laine-Kaulio and Harri Koivusalo, Aalto University, Finland
15:00 GIS analysis of peatland topo-hydrological features Elve Lode, Tallinn University, Estonia & Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden and Meelis Leivits, Environmental Board, Estonia

16:00–18:00 Meetings of COST Action FORMAN working groups

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Tuesday 7.9.2010

Session 3: Hydrological fluxes in different climatic conditions
Chair: Viliam Pichler, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
9:00 Keynote: Forest – Water Interactions: A reply to the water yield debate David Ellison, Institute of World Economics, Hungary; Martyn Futter SLU, Sweden and Kevin Bishop, SLU, Sweden
9:30 Carbon and nitrogen pathways from boreal headwater catchments downstream to the coast along variable land use cover Pirkko Kortelainen and Tuija Mattsson, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
9:55 Stable isotopes studies to increase knowledge from the role of peatland in catchment hydrology Anna-Kaisa Ronkanen, Hannu Marttila, Juha Siekkinen and Bjørn Kløve, University of Oulu, Finland
10:20 Relationship between the aboveground productions of four forests and flood pulses in the Pre-delta area of the Paraná river Juan. F. Gallardo, C.S.I.C., IRNASa, Spain; Pablo G. Aceñolaza, CICyTTP-CONICET and CEREGeo-FCyT, Argentina; Lisandra P. Zamboni, CEREGeo-FCyT, Argentina; Estela E. Rodríguez, CICyTTP-CONICET and CEREGeo-FCyT, Argentina; M. Isabel González, University of Salamanca, Spain.
10.45 Managed forests in future landscapes: implications for water and carbon cycles. Final conference in Santiago de Compostela, 9.5.-13.5.2011 Agustín Merino, University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain

11:15–11:50 Conclusions of COST Action FORMAN working groups
11:50–13:00 COST Action FORMAN MC meeting

14:30 Departure to Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station

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Wednesday 8.9.2010

Scientific excursion “Water relations in boreal forests and peatlands”
9:00 SITE 1: Visiting at SMEAR- research station. Measuring the relationship of
atmosphere and forest in boreal climate zone.
10:20–11:40 SITE 2:  Demonstration of Lakkasuo pristine and drained peatland.
13:30–14:30 SITE 3: Vilppula peatland water balance experiment site at Jaakkoinsuo
experimental drainage area.

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Poster presentation

Monday 6.9.2009, 10:35 and 15:25 during coffee break

New methods to control acid sulfate and organic acid leaching from peatland forestry drainage areas, Kaisa Heikkinen, Finnish Environment Institute, Simo Tammela, Hannu Marttila, Tuomas Saarinen, University of Oulu, Finland, Kati Martinmäki, Raimo Ihme, Mika Visuri, Jaakko Saukkoriipi, Finnish Environment Institute, Jermi Tertsunen, Timo Yrjänä, Jukka Tuohino, Centre for Economic Development, Oulu, Finland, Bjørn Kløve, University of Oulu, Finland
Participation of aquatic fungi in litter decomposition in Lithuanian woodland streams, Svetlana Markovskaja and Jurga Motiejûnaité, Institute of Botany, Lithuania
Hydrological and protective services of forests –modeling on watershed level, Špela Planinšek, Andreja Ferreira and Anže Japelj, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia
Stream ecohydrological surveys to evaluate the impacts of watershed land use, Semih Ediş Betűl Uygur, Ysuf Serengil, Turkey
Litterfall production in forests located at the pre-delta area of the Paraná River (Argentina),  Pablo G. Aceñolaza, CICyTTP-CONICET, Argentina,Lisandra P. Zamboni,Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos, Argentina,  Estela E. Rodríguez, CICyTTP-CONICET, Argentina, Juan. F. Gallardo, C.S.I.C., IRNAS, Spain, and M. Isabel González, University of Salamanca, Spain
Ethylene and ABA responses to water stress in young Poplar, Alessio Fortunati, Emanuele Palozzi, Giovanni Marino and Mauro Centritto, Institute of AgroEnvironmental and Forest Biology, National Research Council, Italy
Carbon emission from bogs along a human-impact gradient in Estonia, Margus Pensa, University of Tallinn, Estonia and Helen Karu, University of Tartu, Estonia
Influence of woodland on the modification of the albedo and water distributions in an insular environment. Case study on Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainJuan Carlos Santamarta Cerezal, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain, Luis Santa Pérez, Agrocabildo technical advisor (Tenerife island Council), Spain

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Contact information
Prof. Leena Finer, E-mail: leena.finer(at)metla.fi
Dr. Pirkko Kortelainen, E-mail:pirkko.kortelainen(at)ymparisto.fi
MSc. Forestry Markus Lier, E-mail: markus.lier(at)metla.fi

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