Thu 25 February 2021
- Fri 26 February 2021
Online

Digital ALPTREES Conference 2021

Sustainable Use and Management of Non-Native Trees in Urban, Peri-Urban and Forest Ecosystems in the Alpine Region

Digital ALPTREES Conference
February 25th and 26th, 2021

The first digital conference on the Sustainable Use and Management of Non-Native Trees in Urban, Peri-Urban, and Forest Ecosystems in the Alpine Region will take place on February 25th and 26th 2021, online via Zoom.

Registration - Please register here for the conference: https://forms.gle/xGhmXrnXPyZZ3Hxp7


The ALPTREES Conference Program
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The LINK to the ZOOM conference Room will be send to the registered participants!
 

DAY 1 - 25th of February
Plenary session with Keynote Presentations & Discussion
Chairs: Katharina Lapin (BFW, Austria) + Florian Kraxner (IIASA, Austria)

10:00 - Welcome // Peter Mayer, Director of the Austrian Research Centre for Forests

10:15 - Mountain forests: A priority for the Alpine Convention // Wolfger Mayrhofer, Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention

10:40 - Tree species to keep up with climate change comparatively tested in 57 plantations in Switzerland  // Thomas Wohlgemuth, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

11:00 - Assisted migration of tree species and seed provenances as means to improve forest resilience in climate change // Silvio Schueler, Austrian Research Centre for Forests

11:15 - Awareness raising and participation of citizen scientists in the early detection of alien species in forests // Maarten de Groot, Slovenian Forestry Institute

11:30 – Discussion

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11:30 - 12:30 Virtual Coffee Break
Join the virtual Coffee Break Lounge to talk live to other participants: https://www.wonder.me/r?id=a1219b99-6507-47d7-af23-9400bd352817
 

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12:30 - 14:00 Session 1 | RISKS of invasive Trees
Chair: Anja Bindewald (FVA, Germany)

12:30 – Framework for site-specific risk assessment for the responsible management and use of non-native trees in European forests // Anja Bindewald, Department of Forest Conservation, Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg (FVA)

12:45 – Testing of Site-Specific Risk Assessment methodology on non-native tree species in the pilot area of Gorenjska region (Slovenia) // Ana Dolenc, Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation

13:00  ̶ Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh. in German alluvial hardwood forests: Ecological hazard or only legal issue? // Sebastian Dittrich, TU Dresden - FR Forstwissenschaften

13:15 – Spread of invasive tree species – what we can learn from natural regeneration assessment? // Marcin Dyderski, Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences

13:30 - Black Cherry - impact perception and management options // Uwe Starfinger, Julius Kühn Institut, Braunschweig, DE

13:45 – Black Cherry (Prunus serotina), a decision tree // Bart Nyssen, Bosgroep Zuid Nederland & KU Leuven

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Virtual Coffee Break
Join the virtual Coffee Break Lounge to talk live to other participants: https://www.wonder.me/r?id=a1219b99-6507-47d7-af23-9400bd352817
 

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15:00 - 17:00 Session 2 | MANAGEMENT of NON-NATIVE TREES

Chair: Aleksander Marinšek (SFI, Slovenia) + Sonia Abluton (LAMORO, Italy)

15:00 – Basic Principles of Non-Native Trees Management In Forest And Urban Area // Aleksander Marinšek, Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI)

15:15 – Stand-level growth and drought tolerance of Douglas fir, black pine and Atlas cedar on a dry site in western Switzerland // Jan Geyer, FVA Baden-Württemberg, Germany

15:30 – “Plattform klimafitter Wald” - Preparing forest owners for climate change // Viktoria Valenta, Austrian Research Centre for Forests

15:45 – Non-native trees wood products in the Alpine Space: A qualitative analysis of their uses and economic values // Camila Maciel Viana, University of Life Sciences, Vienna - Institute of Marketing and Innovation

16:00 - NNTs in Italian forests with particular attention to the situation in Italian Alpine Space // Nicola La Porta, Centre of Research and Innovation, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy

16:15 – Alien tree species in Piedmont (NW Italy): impacts and management best practices in forest //Andrea Ebone, Istituto per la Piante da Legno e l'Ambiente, Italy

16:30 – 16:40 EUSALP forestry activities: fostering dialogue in view of the new European Forestry Strategy // Gian Antonio Battistel and Christian Hoffmann, EUSALP-Task Force on "Multifunctional Forest and Sustainable Use of Timber".

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9:30 - 11:30 POLICY WORKSHOP | Developing a strategy for the sutainable use of non-native trees
Chairs: Berger Frederic (INRAE, France) + Reneema Hazarika (BFW, Austria)

9:30 - Understanding stakeholder knowledge on risks and benefits for managing Non-Native tree species in the Alpine Space // Reneema Hazrika (Austrian Research Centre for Forests)

9:45 - NNT and the forest ecosystems service of natural risks prevention: the example of rockfall risk - Allies or enemies? // Berger Frederic, INRAE

10:00 Breakout session >>Work in Groups & Discussion<<

11:00 – Synthesis

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11:30 - 13:00 Virtual Coffee Break

Join the virtual Coffee Break Lounge to talk live to other participants: https://www.wonder.me/r?id=a1219b99-6507-47d7-af23-9400bd352817

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13:00 - 14:30 Session 3 | UNDER 18 Session
Chairs: Petra Meisel + Margaret Cater

>>Discussions in groups and activities of and for under 18 citizens<<

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Virtual Coffee Break
Join the virtual Coffee Break Lounge to talk live to other participants: https://www.wonder.me/r?id=a1219b99-6507-47d7-af23-9400bd352817


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Plenary session with Keynote Presentations & Discussion on February 26th

Chairs: Katharina Lapin (BFW) + Florian Kraxner (IIASA)

15:00 – Welcome to the afternoon plenary session!

15:05 - IUFRO - How to get connected // Andreas Schindlbacher, BFW, Austria

15:15 - Citizen science for non-native trees observation in Alpine region // Dmitry Schepaschenko, IIASA, Austria

15:40 - Leaf functional traits as bio-indicators of urban environment impact on trees // Srđan Stojnić, Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

16:00 - Can trees be used in monitoring atmospheric fine particulate? // Paula Ballikaya, WSL Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland

16:20 - Eat the Trees - How non-native trees could diversify our food and beyond // Artur Cisar-Erlach, Austria

16:45 – Discussion

17:00 Closing

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Looking forward to meeting soon online!

The ALPTREES team

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Contact persons

If you need any information concerning the conference or the draft agenda, please feel free to write an email to the contact persons: Nicola la Porta (nicola.laporta@fmach.it) or Katharina Lapin (katharina.lapin@bfw.gv.at). Visit our homepage, where the full program description will be available: www.www.alpine-space.eu/projects/alptrees