Schedule

Conference Schedule

2018-09-24
07:30 AM TOUR: Cape Town (Optional): For delegates who have selected to take the optional (extra-cost) day tour of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula
04:30 PM Opening welcome function and early registration (Optional): Early registration with refreshments, including a selection of local wines, at STIAS
2018-09-25
08:00 AM Registration
08:30 AM General welcome by Dr D. M. Drew (NFFF chairperson)
08:40 AM Welcome from Prof E. Cloete (Vice Rector: Research and Innovation): Prof. Eugene Cloete, Vice Rector: Research and Innovation, will welcome delegates on behalf of the University and briefly describe research activity and innovation at Stellenbosch University
09:00 AM Welcome from Prof D. Brink (Dean: Faculty of Agrisciences): Prof. Danie Brink, Dean of the Faculty of Agrisciences, will welcome delegates on behalf of the Faculty, and give a brief presentation on the research in the Faculty.
09:20 AM Keynote address: Prof H. Burkhart (STIAS Main auditorium): Prof. Burkhart will give a presentation addressing the topic of understanding and quantifying uncertainty in the use of forest growth and yield models.
10:10 AM Morning tea
10:35 AM Lara Climaco Melo, ESTIMATING MODEL- AND SAMPLING-RELATED UNCERTAINTY IN LARGE-AREA GROWTH PREDICTIONS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:00 AM Jean-Romain Roussel, Martin Béland, John Caspersen, Alexis Achim, REMOVING BIAS FROM LIDAR-BASED ESTIMATES FOREST CANOPY METRICS: ACCOUNTING FOR THE EFFECTS OF PULSE DENSITY, FOOTPRINT SIZE AND BEAM INCIDENCE ANGLE
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:25 AM Xianglin Tian, EXTENDING THE RANGE OF APPLICABILITY OF THE HYBRID ECOSYSTEM MODEL PRELES FOR VARYING FOREST TYPES AND CLIMATE
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:50 AM Hans-Peter Kahle, Chaofang Yue, REVISITING SPACE-FOR-TIME SUBSTITUTION TO PREDICT FOREST PRODUCTION UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:15 PM Lunch (at STIAS)
01:30 PM Cristian Rodrigo Montes, A DYNAMIC STATE-SPACE SPECIFIC GRAVITY MODEL FOR LOBLOLLY PINE USING DATA ASSIMILATION TO IMPROVE WOOD PROPERTY ESTIMATES WITH EXPLICIT UNCERTAINTY
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
01:55 PM Jari Vauhkonen, WHAT DATA ACCURACY SUFFICES FOR STAND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS? A SIMULATION STUDY CONSIDERING DIFFERENT SITES AND INTEREST RATES FOR SCOTS PINE
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
02:20 PM Francesco Minunno, CONSTRAINING PRODUCTIVITY AND CARBON CYCLE PREDICTIONS OF FINNISH FORESTS. DATA ASSIMILATION OF COUNTRY WIDE PERMANENT GROWTH EXPERIMENTS AND NATIONAL FOREST INVENTORY
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
02:45 PM Morries Chauke, STAND HEIGHT GROWTH MODEL CONDITIONED TO CHANGES IN RAINFALL FOR EUCALYPTUS PULPWOOD IN MONDI SOUTH AFRICA.
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
03:10 PM Cristian Rodrigo Montes, ASSIMILATING DOMINANT HEIGHT MODELS IN SPACE AND TIME TO REDUCE MEASUREMENT COST WHILE REDUCING OVERALL PROJECTION UNCERTAINTY
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
03:35 PM Afternoon tea
04:00 PM Gerard Eckard Lindner, David Drew, UNCERTAINTY IN DOMINANT HEIGHT AND SITE INDEX ESTIMATES IN A EUCALYPTUS GRANDIS PLANTATION CASE STUDY
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
04:25 PM Tessie Tong, Mark Frith, MODELING CLIMATE EFFECT ON CARBON SEQUESTRATION USING TREE RING MASS SERIES
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
04:50 PM Gunnar Petter, Nica Huber, Harald Bugmann, QUANTIFICATION AND REDUCTION OF UNCERTAINTY IN PROCESS-BASED FOREST MODELS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
2018-09-26
08:00 AM Registration
08:30 AM Keynote address: Prof A. Mäkelä (STIAS Main auditorium): Prof Mäkelä will give a presentation that addresses the topic of current trends and the "cutting edge" in approaches to modelling forests.
09:20 AM Jerry Vanclay, ASSESSING COMPETITION IN MULTI-SPECIES STANDS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
09:45 AM Margarida Tome, HYBRIDIZING THE 3PG AND GLOB-TREE MODELS TO EXPAND THE 3PG OUTPUT WITH INDIVIDUAL TREE INFORMATION
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
10:10 AM Morning tea
10:35 AM Carlos Gonzalez-Benecke, Horacio Bown, M. Paulina Fernández, LEAF AREA INDEX THRESHOLD FOR OBTAINING AN EXPECTED WATER YIELD FROM PLANTATIONS: A NEW SILVICULTURAL DECISION VARIABLE?
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:00 AM Francois Stroh, Martin Pfennigbauer, Frederic Petrini-Monteferi, HIGH DENSITY WAVEFORM LIDAR – ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING METHODS FOR FOREST STAND PARAMETERS DERIVATION
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:25 AM Emmanuel Duchateau, Robert Schneider, MODELING THE SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF WHITE SPRUCE PLANTATIONS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:50 AM Stephen M Kinane, Cristian R Montes, A MODEL TO ESTIMATE LEAF AREA INDEX IN LOBLOLLY PINE PLANTATIONS IN THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES USING GROUND BASED MEASUREMENTS AND SATELLITE DATA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:55 AM Xianglin Tian, PREDICTING INDIVIDUAL-TREE GROWTH USING STAND-LEVEL SIMULATION, DIAMETER DISTRIBUTION AND BAYESIAN CALIBRATION
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:00 PM David Drew, Gerard Lindner, Jerry Vanclay, Michael Battaglia, MODELLING FOREST ATTRIBUTES ACROSS SCALES USING A HIERARCHICAL APPROACH: ACHIEVING GAINS IN INSIGHT WITHOUT GETTING LOST IN THE COMPLEXITY
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:05 PM Takele Kassahun Takele Maru, MODELING ABOVE-GROUND STEM VOLUME AND TREE BIOMASS FOR SEARSIA LANCEA (L.F.) F.A.BARKLEY IN CENTRAL BUSHVELD, SOUTH AFRICA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:10 PM Paula Ferrere, Federico Letourneau, Maria Paulina Fernandez, Rosa Teresa Boca, CHANGES OF AERIAL BIOMASS ALLOCATION IN Pinus radiata, MEDIATED BY COMPENSATORY MECHANISMS AFTER SILVICULTURAL TREATMENTS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:15 PM Philip Van Niekerk, David Drew, Ben Du Toit, Steven Dovey, ALLOMETRIC MODELS FOR ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS OF EUCALYPTUS GRANDIS X NITENS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:20 PM Lunch (at STIAS)
01:30 PM Keynote address: Prof J. Kershaw (STIAS Main auditorium): Prof Kershaw will give a presentation addressing the topic of the cutting edge in approaches to measuring forests and generating data, particularly as these data pertain to forest models.
02:20 PM Piotr Tompalski, USING AIRBORNE LASER SCANNING AND DIGITAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAMMETRY TO ENHANCE FOREST FOREST GROWTH AND YIELD PREDICTIONS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
02:45 PM Christopher Mulverhill, Nicholas C Coops, Piotr Tompalski, Joanne C White, Peter L Marshall, USING 3-DIMENSIONAL POINT CLOUDS TO IMPROVE CHARACTERIZATIONS OF TREE STEMS ACROSS SCALES IN BOREAL MIXEDWOOD FOREST STANDS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
03:10 PM Ting-Ru Yang, John Kershaw, APPROACHES TO ESTIMATING DIAMETER DISTRIBUTIONS FROM TERRESTRIAL AND AIRBORNE LIDAR VIA COPULAS
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
03:35 PM Afternoon tea
04:00 PM Steven Bryan Dovey, MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION IN SA FORESTRY: CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
04:25 PM Stephan Pietsch, Dennis Choruma, Oghenekaro Odume, MODELLING THE IMPACTS OF WATTLE (ACACIA MEARNSII) PLANTATIONS ON ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
04:50 PM Christian Salas-Eljatib, Aaron Weiskittel, C Matus, MODELLING TREE-LEVEL MORTALITY OF NOTHOGAFUS FORESTS IN SOUTHERN-CHILE: A MIXED-EFFECTS LEVEL APPROACH
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
06:30 PM Conference gala dinner (Lanzerac): The conference dinner will be held at the Lanzerac estate, which is a short distance from the STIAS conference venue.
2018-09-27
08:30 AM Keynote address: Dr A. Almeida (STIAS Main auditorium): Dr Almeida will give a presentation dealing with the question of model application to support decision making for forest management.
09:20 AM Susana Miguel Barreiro, João Rua, Margarida Tome, BRINGING FOREST SIMULATIONS TO LIFE: USING A MANAGEMENT DRIVEN SIMULATOR TO IMPROVE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN PORTUGAL
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
09:45 AM Ilaria Germishuizen, MAPPING RISK AT DIFFERENT SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL SCALES FOR SHORT- AND LONG-TERM RISK EVALUATION: THE CASE OF THE EUCALYPT GALL WASP LEPTOCYBE INVASA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
10:10 AM Morning tea
10:35 AM Heyns Kotze, FORECASTING WITH EMPIRICAL STAND-LEVEL GROWTH AND YIELD MODELS AND DROUGHT MODIFIERS FOR SHORT ROTATION EUCALYPTUS PULPWOOD IN MONDI, SOUTH AFRICA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:00 AM GP Scheepers, Ben Du Toit, MODELLING SOIL NITROGEN AND WATER AVAILABILITY TO GAUGE THE RESPONSIVENESS OF SEMI-MATURE PINE TO FERTILISATION IN THE CAPE FOREST REGION, SOUTH AFRICA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:25 AM César Pérez-Cruzado, Juan Alberto Molina-Valero, Ulises Diéguez-Aranda, Juan Gabriel Álvarez-González, Fernando Castedo-Dorado, SITE FORM AS INDICATOR OF SITE PRODUCTIVITY FOR EVEN-AGED STANDS: A CASE STUDY FOR PINUS RADIATA D. DON STANDS IN NORTH-WESTERN SPAIN
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:50 AM Che Liu, REFINING THE PARAMETERIZATION AND STRUCTURE OF A CLIMATE-GROWTH MODEL OF BOREAL FOREST
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
11:55 AM Man Hu, EXTRACTION OF NON/COMMERCIAL FOREST PLOTS DYNAMIC CHANGE BASED ON OBJECT-ORIENTED CLASSIFICATION IN YANQING AREA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:00 PM Antonio Ruano Sastre, VARIATION OF JUVENILE-MATURE WOOD TRANSITION YEAR ALONG THE BOLE OF Pinus nigra Arn. SPECIES BETWEEN TWO SILVICULTURAL TREATMENTS.
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:05 PM Stéfano Arellano-Pérez, Miguel Ángel González-Rodriguez, Fernando Castedo-Dorado, Carlos Antonio López-Sánchez, César Pérez-Cruzado, Juan Gabriel Álvarez-González, Ana Daría Ruiz-González, MODELLING STAND VARIABLES OF PINE FOREST USING SENTINEL-2A DATA AND THE RANDOM FOREST APPROACH
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:10 PM Derrick Gallagher, Cristain R Montes, LOBLOLLY PINE DOMINANT HEIGHT PROJECTION: COMPARING BAYESIAN AND FREQUENTIST NONLINEAR REGRESSION APPROACHES
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:15 PM Cláudio João Cuaranhua, THE ROLE OF SPECIFIC LEAF AREA (SLA) IN GROWTH SIMULATION WITH THE ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS MODEL 3-PG
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
12:20 PM Lunch (at STIAS)
01:30 PM M. Paulina Fernández, Dominik Florian Stangler, Hans-Peter Kahle, María Menéndez-Miguélez, DRIVING FACTORS OF WOOD FORMATION IN Pinus radiata.
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
01:55 PM Justin Erasmus, Brand Wessels, David Drew, THE LINK BETWEEN WOOD PROPERTY VARIATION AND LUMBER STIFFNESS: THE EFFECT OF INITIAL SPACING
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
02:20 PM Yann Cochet, QUANTIFYING THE IMPACTS OF ELEVATED CO2 AND NITROGEN FERTILIZATION ON XYLEM ANATOMY IN LOBLOLLY PINE
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
02:45 PM Sven-Olof Lundqvist, Stefan Seifert, Thomas Grahn, Lars Olsson, Rosario Gil, Bo Karlsson, Thomas Seifert, MODELS OF AGE AND WEATHER EFFECTS ON NUMBERS, WIDTHS AND COARSENESS AND GROWTH OF YOUNG NORWAY SPRUCE
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
03:10 PM Thimagren Naidoo, Arnulf Kanzler, TOWARDS MAPPING WOOD PROPERTY VARIATION WITHIN A EUCALYPT PLANTATION TO BETTER MANAGE PULP FIBRE SUPPLY
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
03:35 PM General poster session (with refreshments)
2018-09-28
08:30 AM Keynote address: Prof D. Auty (STIAS Main auditorium): Prof Auty will give a presentation addressing the nexus between models of forest growth, wood formation and wood properties and the implications for product quality.
09:20 AM Damon Vaughan, David Auty, EFFECT OF STAND BASAL AREA ON PONDEROSA PINE WOOD QUALITY: FINDINGS FROM A REPLICATED DENSITY EXPERIMENT IN ARIZONA, USA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
09:45 AM Damien Sellier, THE LIVING STEM: AN INTEGRATED PHYSIOLOGICAL MODEL OF TREE STEM FORMATION FOR PINUS RADIATA
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
10:10 AM John Moore, Dave Cown, David Pont, Yue Lin, Tian Tsong, LINKING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GROWTH AND WOOD PROPERTIES IN RADIATA PINE - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Building: Wallenburg Research Centre (STIAS)
Room: Main auditorium
10:35 AM Meeting close
11:00 AM Tea and refreshments


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