Conference presentations

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Monday, 17 September 2018


B1: Cool Forests as a resource

Session Chair: Titta Majasalmi
Session Co-Chair: Alexander Alekseev


Pekka Lauri: Effect of SSPs and RCPs on the forest resources use

Anton Platov: Developing regional G4M model to support wildlife management in Sweden

Alexander Alekseev: Long Rotation Forestry in Boreal Ecosystems of Russia: Special Conditions for Forest Management Planning and Design

Sylvain Leduc: When moose regulated bioenergy


PN1: Sustainable forest management, biodiversity and wildlife management

Session Chair: Maartje Johanna Klapwijk
Session Co-Chair: Per Angelstram


Dr. Nagaraja BC: Species dynamics & dispersal syndromes across isolated montane shola forest in Western Ghats, India

Vladimir Korotkov: Unique boreal forests of European Russia

Jim Schieck: Sustaining biodiversity in landscapes managed for forest productions, and the added complication of climate change

Maartje Johanna Klapwijk: Capturing complexity: Forests, decision-making and climate change mitigation action

Per Angelstam: How much forest is protected in Sweden? A simple question with many answers

Aleksei Grigoriev: Determination of the resource potential of boreal forests using data from the state forest inventory of the Russian Federation


C1: Cool Forests impacts on the global carbon budget

Session Chair: Anatoly Shvidenko
Session Co-Chair: Ekaterina Ezhova


Khongor Tsogt: Carbon emissions and removals from Mongolian boreal forest

Dmitry Zamolodchikov: Recent Decrease of Carbon Sink to Russian Forests

Gustav Stål: Forests and forest-based sector carbon budget – Finland, Norway and Sweden 1960-2015

Paul A. del Giorgio: Inland waters as key components of the C balance in northern landscapes

Ekaterina Ezhova: Aerosol – radiation interaction and its effect on gross primary production of boreal and hemiboreal forests

Anatoly Shvidenko: On the methodological foundations of understanding regional carbon cycling of forest ecosystems

Alexey Panov: Large-scale quantifying of sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon in Siberian forests


B2: Afforestation, reforestation and plantations

Session Chair: Kjersti Holt Hanssen
Session Co-Chair: Theo Koller


Pekka Lauri: High mitigation pathways with low biomass use for energy – tradeoff between afforestation and BECCS

Theo Koller: Utilising forestry data to explain and forecast forest seedling demand

Egle Köster: Biochar – A Cool new tool for afforestation practices in Cool Forests.

Kjersti Holt Hanssen: Mechanical site preparation as a measure to increase the regeneration success of planted conifers in Fennoscandia


PN2: Biogenic disturbances in Cool Forests

Session Chair: Evgeny Alexandrovich Vaganov


Rastislav Jakuš: Development of bark beetle outbreak in Western Tatra mountains.

Oskar Franklin: Moose or spruce? Systems analysis for managing conflicts between wildlife, forestry, and society in Sweden

Mia Landauer: Critical tipping points of reindeer management in Finland


B3: Economics of ecosystem services, innovation and technological change

Session Chair: Gabriel Fortin
Session Co-Chair: Ching Chuang


Juan Jose Monge: Regional impacts of new manufacturing technologies on the forest estate of Northland, New Zealand

Aapo Rautiainen: Optimal rotation sequence of Norway spruce in a changing climate

Ching Chuang: Assessing the Payment of Ecosystem Services of Forests in Taiwan

Gabriel Fortin: Studying wood quality in the context of a spruce budworm outbreak in eastern Canada

Dharam Raj Uprety: Analysis of the drivers of risks for cool forest management and build ecosystem resilience in Nepal’s mountain


Tuesday, 18 September 2018


PN3: Remote sensing and mapping of Cool Forests

Session Chair: Christiane Cornelia Schmullius
Session Co-Chair: Susan G. Conard


Yulia Ivanova: The use of satellite information (MODIS/Aqua) for phenological and classification analysis of plant communities

Dmitry Schepaschenko: Global harmonised in-situ data repository for forest biomass datasets validation

Jonas Schwaab: Forest management in Europe and its local effect on land surface temperature

Garik Gutman: Studying Cool Forests at NASA under the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI): A Retrospect

Amber Soja: Satellite-derived Burned Area for Siberia (1979 – 2000)

Christiane Cornelia Schmullius: Concerted Actions for Biome-related Forest Biomass Monitoring


C3: Processes in high latitude and high altitude, mountains and permafrost

Session Chair: Viacheslav Kharuk
Session Co-Chair: Alma Mendoza


Helene Genet: Integrated evaluation of the vulnerability to thermokarst disturbance and its implications for the regional carbon balance in boreal Alaska

Anatoly Prokushkin: Dissolved carbon in runoff of larch dominated catchments of Central Siberia

Grant Michael Domke: Estimating litter and soil carbon stocks on managed forest land in Alaska, USA

Katharina Maria Albrich: Resilience of mountain forest ecosystems to climate change

Alma Mendoza: Likely future of mountain forests under land use cover change and climate change scenarios in Mexico

Viacheslav I. Kharuk: Larch and “Dark Needle Conifers” response to climate warming in the Central Siberia

Akira L. Yoshikawa: Estimating relative contribution of autotrophic respiration to soil respiration in permafrost region of Alaska, using 13C pulse labeling method


B4: Science policy interaction

Session Chair: Jaana K. Bäck
Session Co-Chair: Jeff Wells


Anthony Fisher: Media coverage of forest fires and their association with climate change in Alberta, Canada

Carlos L. Munoz Brenes: The impact of protected area governance and management capacity on ecosystem function in Central America

Per Angelstam: Common challenges for functional green infrastructure at high latitude and high altitude forests: a comparison between Sweden and the Carpathian

Jeff Wells: The Last Great Conservation Opportunity in Human History: Conservation in North America’s Boreal Forest

Jaana K. Bäck: Sustainability and multi-functionality of European forests

Maxim Lobovikov: Methodology for economic evaluation of forest resources: why the system does not work?


PN4: Mid-latitude ecotone

Session Chair: Woo-Kyun LEE
Session Co-Chair: Ivan Lakyda


Moonil Kim: Assessment of Net Primary Production of Cool forests in South Korea using three different methods

Hanna Chang: Pinus koraiensis seedling mortality increased by decreasing soil water content under experimental warming and drought

Ivan Lakyda: Disturbances impact on carbon emissions in forest ecosystems of Ukrainian Polissya

Woo-Kyun LEE: Latitudinal approach for ensuring resilient cool forests in Mid-Latitude ecotone

Ihor Buksha: Modelling the future of Ukrainian forests using climate change scenarios

Evgeny Alexandrovich Vaganov: Divergent growth trends and climatic response of Picea obovata along elevational gradient in Western Sayan mountains, Siberia


C4: Cool Forests and major biogeochemical cycles

Session Chair: Alexandr Alexandrovich Onuchin
Session Co-Chair: Raisa Mäkipää


Ari Laurén: Carbon and nitrogen release in decomposition – temperature sensitivity patterns

Pauliina Schiestl-Aalto: The storage of non-structural-carbon of the pines at SMEARII

Raisa Mäkipää: Linkages between diversity of decomposing fungal community, asymbiotic nitrogen (N2) fixation and methane (CH4) in dead wood

Alexandr Alexandrovich Onuchin: A conceptual approach to assessing of the hydrological role of boreal forests

Aleksi Lehtonen: How to improve current soil carbon models for boreal forests?

Stephanie Eisner: Towards an integrated assessment framework to study the effects of forest management and climate on water fluxes in boreal landscapes


B5: Transition to sustainable forest management in Cool Forests

Session Chair: Stephan Alexander Pietsch
Session Co-Chair: Brady Mattsson


Grant Michael Domke: Toward estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals on managed forest land in Alaska, USA

Oskar Franklin: Balancing Ecology and Economy in Forestry: A simple model of uneven-aged management

Brady Mattsson: Gaps in quantitative decision support to inform adaptive management and learning: a review of forest management cases

Stephan Alexander Pietsch: Modelling the impacts of intensifying forest management on carbon budget across a long latitudinal gradient in Europe

Samuel Roy Proulx: Is partial cutting a good method to manage black spruce forest on hydromorphic soils?

Juha Honkaniemi: The climate change resilience of Norway spruce at the trailing edge


C5a: Climate Change, negative emissions, and Cool Forests

Session Chair: José Luis Vicente-Vicente
Session Co-Chair: Elena Tikhonova


Dmitriy Zamolodchikov: The impact of climate change on forests in Russian Far East

Steffen M. Noe: Emissions, transitions and feedbacks

Christopher D B Hawkins: Enhancing northeast British Columbia’s boreal forest resilience and productivity in a changing climate

Elena Tikhonova: Interrelations between soil fertility and vegetation in taiga forests in the Northwest Russia

José Luis Vicente-Vicente: The key role of soils in delivering ecosystem services in forests beyond carbon sequestration assessment: a case study in South Korea

Markku Kulmala: The multiple effect of increasing carbon sink (re-foresting and afforesting) on climate


C5b: UN and Paris Agreements and the SDGs

Session Chair: Vladimir Korotkov


Oyunsanaa Byambasuren: Mongolia – Tackling REDD+ in Boreal Forest Ecosystems: Development of a National Strategy

Vladimir Korotkov: Unique Boreal Forests of European Russia

Caroline Zimm: The World in 2050: Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Anna Romanovskaya: Key aspects for incentivizing land sector accounting rules under the Paris Agreement


Wednesday, 19 September 2018


C6b: Current and future research and information needs

Session Chair: Hanna Katriina Lappalainen


Markku Åkerblom: A method for generating leaf-covers for tree structure models

Daniel Joseph Hayes: Balancing Greenhouse Gas Budgets: Challenges and Opportunities in Boreal Forest Regions

Sheri Andrews-Key: Climate Change Adaptation within the Boreal Forest: Linkages between science, management, and policy in sustainable forest management in a Canadian context

Hanna K. Lappalainen: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Program and GlobalSMEAR (Stations for Measuring Earth Surface–Atmosphere Relations) Initiative

Christiane Cornelia Schmullius: Analysis of below forest soil moisture times-series data and Sentinel-1 C-band radar backscatter

Hubert Hasenauer: Assessing the Forest Resources across Europe


C6a: Wildfires in Cool Forests

Session Chair: Amber Soja
Session Co-Chair: Andrey Krasovskii


Anatoly Shvidenko: Recent dynamics of fire regimes in Russia’s forests and its impact on the Earth System

Susan G. Conard: Direct carbon emissions from wildfires of Siberia estimated based on remote sensing data

Jukka Pumpanen: Long term effects of fire on carbon and nitrogen pools and fluxes in the arctic permafrost and subarctic forests (ARCTICFIRE)

Marjo Palviainen: Recovery of carbon stocks after wildfires in boreal forests: a synthesis

Andrey Krasovskii: Wildfire dynamics in Russia: the FLAM model approach

Susan G. Conard: Reflections on 25 years of international collaboration in wildland fire research

Andrey Eritsov: Areal protection of boreal forest in Russia