International Boreal Forest Research Association

16th Conference

October 8 to 10, 2013

Edmonton, Alberta

Presentations: (Adobe Acrobat PDF files can be accessed by clicking on "pdf" - those without this tag are not currently available).

Tuesday October 8
8:30 -9:30
Hall C Opening Ceremonies - IUFRO  Alexander Buck pdf
Tuesday October 8
9:30 -10:10 A turbulent climate – is our understanding of past and future climate change improving? Francis Zwiers
Hall C
Tuesday October 8
10:40 -12:00
Hall C Climate-driven tipping points in the Canadian boreal zone David  T. Price
Increasing seasonal CO<sub>2</sub> exchange in high northern latitudes Lisa R. Welp pdf
Multi-factor analysis of the forces driving carbon dynamics in the North American Boreal Forest over recent decades Daniel Hayes pdf
Update on the threat of mountain pine beetle to boreal and eastern pines Barry J. Cooke pdf
Tuesday October 8
13:40 - 15:00 Carbon in Canada’s boreal forest — A synthesis Werner A. Kurz pdf
Hall C    
Adaptation and mitigation strategies for Russian forests Anatoly Shvidenko pdf
Carbon in Russian forests revisited Olga Krankina pdf
Salon 2 Forest insects and climate change: Can management mitigate the risks? Christer Björkman
Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the managed Canadian boreal forest Sylvie Gauthier pdf
Satellite-based fire regime characteristics and climate feedbacks from boreal forest fires: differences between North America and Eurasia Brendan M. Rogers pdf
Effects of forest management on ecosystem carbon balance, permafrost stability, and plant successional trajectories in interior Alaska April Melvin
Salon 5/6 Enhancing stewardship of our boreal forest through application of LiDAR technologies Chris Bater pdf
Reducing our environmental footprint in Alberta’s boreal forest through wet areas mapping: boreal science influencing public policy and practice Barry White pdf
Comparing LiDAR estimates of stem growth and carbon accumulation with tower-based productivity estimates at the BERMS jack pine chronosequence Chris Hopkinson
Forest management informational support through remote sensing data and limited field measurement Alexander N. Krenke
Tuesday October 8
15:30 - 17:15 Accelerating forest growth enhancement due to climate and atmospheric changes in British Colombia, Canada over 1956-2001 Jing M. Chen pdf
Salon 2 Trends in net biomass production of North American boreal forests Robbie A. Hember pdf
Tree ring analysis of forest productivity across moisture gradients in the boreal forest of central Saskatchewan Steven D. Mamet
Predicting the legacy effect of wildfire in boreal Alaska: the ghost of disturbance past Teresa Hollingsworth
Large-scale impacts of a changing climate on Russian forests: analysis of forest inventory data and forestry reports Dmitry G. Zamolodchikov
Hall C Global forest management certification – future development scenarios with special emphasis on the boreal forest Florian Kraxner
Emulating boreal forest disturbance dynamics: can we maintain timber supply, aboriginal land use, and woodland caribou habitat? Narayan Dhital pdf
Adaptation and mitigation to climate change in indigenous communities – local examples from boreal Sweden and Canada Johan Svensson pdf
Planning regeneration of the next forest in variable retention systems: it is time for silviculturists to get involved Victor J. Lieffers pdf
Potential implications of management practices on boreal mixedwood ecosystems in the boreal forest of western Canada Philip G. Comeau pdf
Salon 5/6 Analysis of the mitigation potential of Canada’s forest sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions C. E. Smyth
Modelling spruce (<i>Picea abies</i>) forest line in Finnish Lapland Raimo Sutinen pdf
Tardis: a “macroscope” or low-spatial resolution dynamic model for managed boreal forests Steve Cumming pdf
Forest forecasting with an individual based model: examples from the boreal forests of Russia Jacquelyn K. Shuman pdf
Projected impacts of 21st century climate change on potential habitat for vegetation and forest types in Russia Nadezhda Tchebakova pdf
Wednesday October 9
8:30 - 10:10 Disturbance, inertia, and resilience of boreal forests under climate change Jill F. Johnstone pdf
Hall C Strategic bridge-building for sustainable forest management: Model Forests as boundary organizations linking research to policy and practice Brian Bonnell pdf
Moving toward integrated approaches to quantifying and mapping landcover, landcover change, and disturbance across the circumboreal region Susan G. Conard
Discussion re needs; establishment of new WG
Wednesday October 9
10:40 - 12:00
Salon 2 A large-scale study of environmental change in western North America and its implications for ecological systems and society: NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment Daniel Hayes pdf
Climate change adaptation and sustainable forest management in Canada: preparing for the future Kelvin Hirsch pdf
Forest Change - The Canadian Forest Service program in support of forest sector adaption to climate change Catherine Ste-Marie
Climate change impacts on the forest industry: sizing the economic risks Mark Boyland pdf
Hall C Effects of anthropgenic change on the terrestrial biodiversity of Canadian boreal forests Lisa A. Venier pdf
Impacts and prognosis of natural resource development on water and wetlands in Canada’s Boreal forest Fred Beall pdf
Economic and ecological outcomes of flexible biodiversity offset systems Tom Habib pdf
The influence of accessibility and intactness on efficient reserve design in Canada’s boreal Ryan P. Powers pdf
Salon 5/6 Effects and interactions of logging and fire in Siberia Elena A. Kukavskaya pdf
Satellite-based detection and monitoring of fire and fire effects in the  North American tundra Liza K. Jenkins
Reconstructing 1979-1995 forest fire activity and area burned in Siberia: NOAA-AVHRR analysis Brian J. Stocks pdf
Characterizing vegetation structural influences on forest fire burn severity using LiDAR, spectral and thermal remote sensing methods Chris Hopkinson
Wednesday October 9
13:40 - 15:20 Interactions between fire and carbon cycle in the boreal zone of Siberia Susan G. Conard pdf
Salon 2 Patterns in and controls over CO<sub>2</sub> fluxes across a gradient of permafrost thaw in boreal Alaska Eugenie S. Euskirchen pdf
Seasonal and inter-annual variability in the carbon and water balances of the southern boreal forests of western Canada Alan Barr pdf
Tree growth and mortality at the former Northern Old Black Spruce research site Ben Bond-Lamberty pdf
Hall C A conceptual framework for controlling invasive forest pests and pathogens Johanna Boberg
Impact of Mountain pine beetle on mid-term timber supply in sub boreal spruce zone of British Columbia Amalesh Dhar pdf
Potential for lodgepole pine regeneration after mountain pine beetle attack in novel habitat Anne C. McIntosh pdf
Responding to the risk of mountain pine beetle spread through Alberta Erica Samis pdf
Salon 5/6 Historical Spatial Analysis (HSA) of Spruce Budworm (SBW) Defoliation in Ontario – motivation, limitations, insights, potential Richard A. Fleming pdf
Ecoregional patterns of spruce budworm - wildfire interactions in Central Canada's boreal forests Jean-Noel Candau pdf
Spruce budworm defoliation promotes crown fire in boreal mixedwood forest Graham A. Watt
Scaling up spruce budworm disturbance; Implications for long term forest protection strategies Guillaume Sainte-Marie pdf
Wednesday October 9
15:40 - 17:10 Regional variability of black spruce climate growth responses in interior Alaska Xanthe J. Walker pdf
Hall C How do alternative forest management systems impact natural tree regeneration in the European northern boreal forest? Benoit Gendreau-Berthiaume pdf
Effectiveness monitoring of stand structure in 15-year-old aspen timber harvest areas Brigitte E. Grover pdf
Why do forest owners not learn? Conflicting evaluations of risks between Swedish forest agency and forest owners Rolf Lidskog pdf
Salon 2 Mapping forest structure and composition across Canada’s managed forest using kNN imputation André Beaudoin pdf
Forty years of deforestation impact on the boreal forest of Canada Andrew Dyk
Empirical models of albedo transitions in managed boreal forests of Norway:  overview, validation, and transportability Ryan M. Bright pdf
National landscape monitoring integration with landscape planning in the Swedish boreal biome Johan Svensson pdf
Salon 5/6 Modeling the effects of fire severity on soil organic horizons and its effects on permafrost and vegetation composition in interior Alaska Helene Genet pdf
Soil and stand attributes under cumulative disturbance in the western boreal mixedwood forest Barbara Kishchuk
Impacts of linear forest disturbances on wildfire danger in western Canada Dan K. Thompson
Comparison of current and future boreal fire regimes in Canada and Russia William J. de Groot pdf
Wednesday October 9
18:03 - 20:30 Why do we fail to translate compelling science into intelligent policy: some answers and some solutions? Avrim Lazar
Salon 11/12
Thursday October 10
8:30 - 10:10 The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement: unparalleled promise, potential and pitfalls Fiona K. Schmiegelow
Hall C Invited keynote speaker  
Community governance of boreal forests: some lessons from the Swedish forest commons Per Sandström pdf
Risks to aquatic biodiversity from natural resource development in Canada’s boreal forest David Kreutzweiser pdf
Forest management and the multi-use potential of boreal pine forest Petter Axelsson
10:40 - 12:00    
Hall C Forest management in changing climate with multiple targets of timber production, carbon sequestration and maintenance of biodiversity Raisa Mäkipää pdf
Canadian boreal forests and climate change mitigation Tony C. Lempriere
Managing boreal forests for climate mitigation: An analysis combining carbon cycle and surface albedo effects Rasmus Astrup
13:30 - 17:00 Boreal at risk: conference synthesis  Synthesis Team
Hall C High-level Panel: Presentations  Senior Representatives of Boreal Forest Agencies
Liisa Saaremaa - Deputy Director General- 
Finnish Forestry Agency - Finland
Abstract Title: Finland's Forests
Natalia Demidova - Reaearch Director
Northern Research Institute of Forestry, Russia


Posters: (Adobe Acrobat PDF files can be accessed by clicking on "pdf" - those without this tag are not currently available).

Poster Number Title Presenter
P.002 Systems for restoration of temporary drilling pads in oil and gas exploration in the boreal forest of Alberta Victor J. Lieffers
P.004 Aesthetic considerations in boreal forests Anna Sténs
P.005 Baltic Landscape network - supporting Sustainable Landscape Management in practice Johan Svensson
P.007 Partitioning spatial variation of soil respiration in a boreal mixedwood forest Alberta, Canada Oluwabunmi Akande
P.010 The role of root respiration of black spruce growing on the permafrost in central Alaska Masako Dannoura
P.012 Long-term trends of forest biomass changes in northwestern Canada Yuma Haga
P.013 Cycling and fate of soil organic matter reservoirs along a boreal forest climate transect: an incubation experiment Jerome Laganiere
P.014 Pattern of black spruce stand structure development at north-facing slope in Caribou Poker Creek, Interior Alaska Yojiro Matsuura pdf
P.016 Fine root production in jack pine forests in relation to aboveground litter production and stand structure in Northwest Territories, Canada Akira Osawa
P.017 Effect of community vertical structure on light utilization of young white spruce and aspen-white spruce mixtures in western Alberta Claudia A. Rivera Rios pdf
P.018 Long-term H2O and CO2 trends in conifer disc tree rings and meteorological parameter Valeria Sapozhnikova
P.019 Hybrid map of Russia Amber Soja pdf
P.024 Shifts in fungal communities in Scots pine needles along altitudinal and latitudinal gradients in Europe Johanna Boberg
P.027 Bioenergy from boreal forests and climate: from CO2 fluxes to temperature changes Francesco Cherubini
P.028 Adapting sustainable forest management to climate change: An analysis of case studies from across Canada Mark Johnston pdf
P.033 Cost of climate change mitigation in Canada’s boreal forest Tony C. Lempriere
P.034 How well are populations of lodegpole pine and interior spruce adapted to the conditions at their current growing location? An assessment of spatial patterns in their phenotypic variation in Western Canada  Katharina J. Liepe
P.035 A financial analysis of establishing poplar plantations with carbon offsets  in Alberta and British Columbia Amanda  Long pdf
P.036 Mixed forests and climate change - does site fertility matter? Investigation with simulation modelling Raisa Mäkipää pdf
P.037 Designing protected area networks for biodiversity persistence under climate change Jean D. Marchal pdf
P.039 Responce of ecosystems to climate change: adaptation and mitigation on regional and local levels Kseniya S. Bugaeva
P.040 Supporting the management of Alberta’s biodiversity in a changing climate Amy Nixon
P.041 Understanding and quantifying the impacts of drought-induced tree mortality on Canada`s boreal forest carbon sinks Weifeng Wang
P.044 Effect of prolonged low root temperature stress on the growth and water transport of PIP2;5-overexpressing poplar Kapilan Ranganathan
P.045 Diversifying managed forests as a strategy to increase socio-ecological resilience and adapt to climate change Caren Dymond
P.046 Fluctuation of Scots pine treeline in NW Finnish Lapland during the past 1500 years – subaerial stump/snag evidence Raimo Sutinen pdf
P.047 Biomass carbon budgeting for assessing potential impact of global change on boreal-tundra vegetation in NW Canada by multi-temporal LiDAR remote sensing Hayato Tsuzuki pdf
P.048 Evaluating tree survival following slash-burning in Canadian boreal forests Rodrigo Campos
P.049 A representation gap analysis of tree species in Canadian boreal forests Steve Cumming
P.053 Predictive vegetation type mapping using cartographic depth-to-water, slope and aspect Barry White
P.055 Trends in research collaboration in the Canadian Model Forest Network Brian Bonnell
P.056 Footprinting water: a political economy of boreal forestry and water management David Ellison
P.057 Mobilizing the boreal in the Post-KP David Ellison
P.059 The Ecosystem Potential Index in Canada (EPIC) project: a collaborative and integrated assessment of Canada’s Boreal Ecosystem Services Barbara Kishchuk
P.060 Future Forests - developing communication in the science to policy interface Annika Mossing
P.062 Development and dynamics of young aspen-spruce mixedwood stands in western Canadian boreal forests  Mike Bokalo pdf
P.063 Predicting <em>Calamagrostis canadensis</em> growth on upland oil sands exploration wellsites in western Canadian boreal forests Maggie A. Glasgow
P.064 What does it take to make plantation forestry successful? A comparison of alternative establishment systems on hybrid poplar performance Jeannine Goehing
P.065 Post-disturbance carbon cycling: potential implications for C storage held in harvested wood products Wyatt Klopp
P.071 Seasonal competitive dynamics of woody and herbaceous vegetation to white spruce in a young boreal mixedwood stand Hongan Yan
P.074 The validation of the Mixedwood Growth Model (MGM) Mike Bokalo pdf
P.075 Overview of modelling of Ips typographus outbreaks in TANABBO II model Rastislav Jakus
P.076 Quantification of the relationship between LiDAR derived canopy gaps and field measured expanded gaps in the boreal forest Mike Bokalo pdf
P.077 Estimating forest canopy cover: comparing LiDAR analysis to photo interpretation Mike Bokalo
P.078 Modeling juvenile white spruce (<em>Picea glauca</em>) growth in the managed boreal forests of Saskatchewan, Canada Kirk M. Johnson
P.080 Capturing boreal forest structure using terrestrial laser Akira Kato
P.087 Evaluating the accuracy of a MODIS direct broadcast algorithm for mapping burned areas over Russia Alexander Petkov
P.088 Static and dynamic maximum size-density relationships: a comparison for boreal mixedwoods Valentin Reyes-Hernandez pdf
P.089 Modeling and forecasting habitat suitability for boreal forest birds in Canada: an integrative approach Peter Solymos
P.092 National-scale landscape biodiversity monitoring – National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden (NILS) Johan Svensson
P.095 Modeling the effects of varied forest management regimes on carbon dynamics in jack pine stands under climate change Weifeng Wang
P.096 Quantifying the effects of climate change and harvesting on carbon dynamics of boreal aspen and jack pine forests using the TRIPLEX-Management model Weifeng Wang
P.099 Holocene fire disturbance in the boreal forest Kendrick Brown
P.101 Georectification of historical forest and insect data mosaics Barry J. Cooke
P.102 SMAC: The art and science of mountain pine beetle spread control Barry J. Cooke
P.104 Nutrient availabilities affect tree growth on reclaimed boreal forest soils in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region in Alberta, Canada Min Duan
P.105 Simulated N deposition does not stimulate tree growth in boreal forests  Fredrik From
P.106 Stand dynamics of mature lodgepole pine stands of western Alberta, Canada in the absence of stand replacing fire: evidence from long-term permanent plots Benoit Gendreau-Berthiaume
P.107 Modeling thermokarst dynamics in Alaskan ecosystems  Helene Genet
P.111 Dead organic matter (coarse woody debris and leaf litter) decomposition respiration rate in a fire disturbed boreal forest in Wood Buffalo National Park, NWT, Canada Mayuko Jomura pdf
P.114 Understory plant community was changed by seven years of simulated N and S deposition in the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, Canada Jinhyeob Kwak
P.119 Characteristics of wildfire categories in Siberia according to satellite-based observations Evgenii I. Ponomarev pdf
P.121 Effects of fire intensity on recruitment of Jack Pine under a simulated mountain pine beetle killed overstory Maria E. Sharpe pdf
P.122 Space monitoring of wildfire radiative energy in boreal forests of Russiann Siberia Eugene Shvetsov
P.123 Mapping dynamic fuels with national forest attribute models Brian Simpson
P.126 Vegetation succession on drying lakes, Yukon Flats, Alaska Mark A. Winterstein