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IUFRO Workshop 1999 : Canopy dynamics and forest management - A

HELI PELTOLA Heli.Peltola at forest.joensuu.fi
Fri Nov 20 09:30:38 EST 1998


Dear All,

Please find below First Announcement and Call for Papers for 
IUFRO Workshop 1999 on "Canopy Dynamics and Forest Management 
- A Missing Link?"

On the behalf of the organisers of the Workshop,

Yours sincerely,

Dr Heli Peltola
Co-cordinator of secretariat
University of Joensuu
Faculty of Forestry
P.O. BOX 101, FIN-80101 Joensuu
Finland

Tel: +358 13 251 3639
Fax: +358 13 251 4444
Email: heli.peltola at joensuu.fi

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First Announcement and Call for Papers

Canopy Dynamics and Forest Management - A Missing Link?

Joint workshop organised by the IUFRO working groups for 
"Canopy Processes" (2.01.12) and "Whole Plant Physiology" (2.01.15) 

August 1-11, 1999, in Estonia, Finland and Sweden

Background
==========

 Canopies of tree stands, and ultimately tree crowns
 interface tree populations, soil and the atmosphere to
 intercept radiation and to produce dry matter in forest
 ecosystems. Canopy dynamics is a key to
 understanding how environmental conditions affect the
 productivity of forest ecosystems, and it also provides
 means by which the forest ecosystem can produce
 timber and other items and services needed in the
 human society. The links between the canopy dynamics
 and management are still poorly known, and they are
 thus only partially utilised in shaping the sustainable
 management of forest ecosystems and forests.

 Objectives of the Workshop 
 ==========================

    - To promote our understanding of how the
      structure and dynamics of canopies affect the
      productivity of forest ecosystems. 
    - To analyse how the structure and dynamics of
      forest canopies affect the processes of CO2 and
      H2O exchange in terms of whole tree physiology,
      with implications for the productivity of the forest
      ecosystems. 
    - To demonstrate the potentials of remote sensing
      and GIS techniques for estimating the structure
      and dynamics of forest canopies, with implication
      for productivity on varying spatial and temporal
      scales. 
    - To promote our understanding of how canopy
      processes can be efficiently used to shape
      management of forest ecosystems on a
      sustainable basis. 

 Who Should Attend
 =================

 Forest research scientists, forest ecosystem modellers,
 foresters, micrometeorologists, members of the remote
 sensing research and application community, members
 of the global change and terrestrial ecosystem research
 community.

 Venue
 =====

 Session 1 of the workshop will convene in Estonia
 (August 1 - 4, 1999) with its focus on canopy structure
 with its implications for the productivity of the forest
 ecosystem. We will then fly to Finland, where Session 2,
 on whole tree physiology and climate change impacts on
 the productivity of the forest ecosystem, with
 management implications, will be held (August 5 - 7,
 1999). From Finland we will fly to Sweden, where
 Session 3 will be held, with its focus on the nutrient
 constraints on productivity and the use of ecophysiology
 in forest management (August 8 -11, 1999).

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Information on this Workshop will be available at the WWW site: 
http://gis.joensuu.fi/IUFRO1999/




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