DRAFT Conference Programme

DRAFT Speaker List

Tuesday 28/8/2012

Keynote Address: Prof John O'Halloran, University College Cork.

Symposium 1: Aquatic biodiversity and forests (Dede Olson and Mel Warren)

Novel Partnerships for Amphibian Conservation  (Robin Moore)

Riparian buffers and forest thinning: Effects on headwater vertebrates 10-years post-treatment (Deanna H. Olson, Jeffrey Leirness, Patrick Cunningham, and Ashley Steel)

How important are stream network relationships anyway? The example of juvenile coho salmon on the mid-Oregon coast. (Rebecca Flitcroft)

Effects of small instream wood on fish diversity, evenness, dominance, and assemblage composition and structure in a sand-bed stream of the Gulf Coastal Plain, USA (Melvin Warren and Ken Sterling)

Wetlands biodiversity and management in forests in western France (Jenna Piriou )

Effect of plantation forestry on brown trout communities in Irish peatland lakes (Conor Graham, Tom Drinan, Simon Harrison and John O’Halloran)


Symposium 2: Challenges and opportunities for maintaining biodiversity in forested landscapes in the context of climate change and the cumulative effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances  (Walk Klenner and Doug Lewis)

Managing landscapes in southeast British Columbia for forest biodiversity in the context of multiple objectives management and climate change/A Risk-based Approach to Minimizing or Avoiding Cumulative Effects to Forest Biodiversity and Other Forest Resources Due to Land Use and Natural Disturbance (Walt Klenner and Russ Walton)

Assessing landscape connectivity for forestry management. (Bevan Ernst)

Evaluating the relative impact of adaptive forest management and land use changes on mountain forest biodiversity under climate change. (Che Elkin, Simon Briner, Robert Huber and Harald Bugmann)

Aquatic-terrestrial connectivity designs in forests: Funnels and chains across landscapes (Deanna H. Olson and Kelly M. Burnett)

Integration of Forest Biodiversity Conservation Into Forest Management in Turkey (Deniz Özüt, Uur Zeydanl, Ae Turak, Mehmet Demirci and Mehmet Demir)

Hedgerows as reserves of woodland biodiversity in cultural landscapes: some lessons from Fingal  (Dr. Shawn McCourt)

Glitches in the matrix: To what extent does increased productivity in agricultural systems lead to ecological impacts in adjacent forest fragments? (E.L. Deakin, G.M. Barker, L. Schipper, J.M. Tylianakis and R.K. Didham)

Does integration satisfy demands on biodiversity in European forests? An attempt to clarify with a conceptual framework.   (Frank Krumm, Daniel Kraus and Marco Conedera)

Land-use changes in natural broadleaved forests in the NW Iberian Peninsula: effects of anthropogenic disturbances (Ignacio J. Diaz-Maroto, Pablo Vila-Lameiro and Olga Vizoso-Arribe)

Assessing the risk of climate change and other threats to forest biodiversity across the U.S. Southern Appalachian region (Kevin M. Potter and Barbara S. Crane)


Symposium 3: The potential impact of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) on forest biodiversity into the future  (Nick McCarthy)

Invasive species and the threat to Irish forestry (Nick McCarthy)

DNA-Based Detection of Frog Predation by Introduced Mammals in New Zealand Forest Ecosystems (Bastian Egeter, Phillip J. Bishop and Bruce C. Robertson)


Open Session A:

Distribution of the boreal felt lichen a in ribbed moraine landscape of Eastern Newfoundland (André Arsenault, Bill Clarke, and Rein Van Kesteren)

Development and Assessment of an Integrated Set Wildlife Habitat Relationship Models for Terrestrial Vertebrates (Robert J. Northrop)

Exclusion of large herbivores: Long-term monitoring of plant community composition in Irish semi-natural oak woodlands (Miles Newman, Fraser J.G. Mitchell and Daniel L. Kelly)

Wednesday 29/8/2012

Keynote Address: Prof John Spence, University of Alberta

Symposium 4: Using long-term data to investigate forest biodiversity  (Frasel Mitchell and Nadia Barsoum)

The forest. A catastrophic shift of the wood-pasture to an alternative stable state on the expense of biodiversity (Frans Vera)

Vegetation change in Wytham Woods (southern England) in a wider temporal and spatial context (Keith J. Kirby)

50 years of natural dynamics in Swiss forest reserves: stand characteristics and developmental trends (Caroline Heiri, Harald Bugmann and Peter Brang)

How to grow a forest: The first 10 years of a long-term native woodland restoration experiment.  (Karen M. Moore, George F. Smith, Daniel L. Kelly, Fraser J.G. Mitchell)

Taxonomic homogenisation in semi-natural woodland – the long story (Fraser Mitchell)

Using palaeoecological techniques to assess biodiversity value and native status: a case study of Scots pine in Ireland (Jenni Roche, Fraser Mitchell and Steve Waldren)


Symposium 5: Biodiversity research and restoration management of semi-natural woodlands and high conservation value forest in commercial forests (Declan Little and John Cross)

Forest structure restoration for improving the role of English yew and Silver fir in coppiced woodlands (Carlo Urbinati, Luca Bagnara, Valeria Gallucci, Emidia Santini and Marcello Miozzo)

Patterns in tree diversity in montane rainforest in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, Central America (Daniel L. Kelly and Anke C. Dietzsch)

Native woodland restoration in Ireland: recent initiatives and future strategies/The National Survey of  Native Irish Woodlands/Ireland’s Native Woodland Scheme – Critical success factors and lessons learnt (Kevin Collins, Declan Little and John Cross)

Negative neighbourhood effects in yew woodlands (John L. Devaney, Marcel A.K. Jansen and Pádraig M. Whelan)

Effects of soil, canopy and habitat fragmentation factors on vegetation in Quercus robur woods in the boreo-nemoral zone  (Sandra Ikauniece, Guntis Br?melis, O??erts Nikodemus, Raimonds Kasparinski and Juris Zari?š)


Symposium 6: Forests and bird conservation  (Mark Wilson and John Calladine)

Enhanced avian diversity in complex managed forests in multifunctional landscapes, southern Ontario, Canada (Robert Milne and Lorne Bennett)

A comparison of the breeding bird assemblages associated with constant cover forestry and clear-fell rotation management systems in conifer plantations (John Calladine)

Cerulean Warbler Response to Forest Management: Can forest management produce more breeding birds? (Jeffery L. Larkin, Petra B. Wood, Than J. Boves, James Sheehan, David A. Buehler, , Amanda D. Rodewald, Patrick D. Keyser, Tiffany A. Beachy, Marja H. Bakermans, Andrea Evans, Greg A. George, Molly E. McDermott, Felicity L. Newell, Karen A. Perkins and Matthew White)

Edge effects on bird functional diversity and avian insectivory in mosaic forest landscapes: a transcontinental comparison. (Luc Barbaro, Eckehard G. Brockerhoff and Inge van Halder)

Foraging activity of breeding Hen Harriers (Circus cyaneus) in forested landscapes revealed by GPS. (Mark W. Wilson, Jason Parker, Giacomo Dell’Omo, Barry O’Mahony, Thomas C. Kelly, Sandra Irwin and John O’Halloran)


Open Session B:

Effects of land-use change on plant species composition on traditional agro-forest systems in the Alps  (Veronika Fontana, Anna Radtke, Thomas Wilhalm, Erich Tasser, Stefan Zerbe and Ulrike Tappeiner)

Recolonisation of Ireland by the Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major) (Richard Coombes)

Fungal biodiversity in Irish forests: Non-native species support similar biodiversity but different communities of fungi from native forests   (Richard O’Hanlon and Tom Harrington)


Symposium 7: Conserving native biodiversity in forests managed for bio-energy  (David Flashpohler)

Risks and opportunities for biodiversity conservation in forests managed for bioenergy production (Eckehard Brockerhoff)

Legacy tree retention balances commodity and conservation objectives in intensively-managed North American aspen forests  (Chris Webster, David Flaspohler and Amber Roth)

Long term effects of whole-tree harvesting on productivity, soils and plant community dynamics in managed quaking aspen stands in the US Upper Midwest (Robert Froese, Linda Nagel and Michael Premer)

Thursday 30/8/2012

Conference tour

Friday 31/8/2012

Keynote Address: Prof Martin Hermy, University of Leuven

Symposium 8: Biodiversity indicators in forest ecosystems  (Anna Barbati & Frédéric Gosselin)

European Forest Types and Forest Europe SFM indicators: a snapshot approach for monitoring forest biodiversity at European level (Anna Barbati1, Marco Marchetti and Piermaria Corona)

Tree species diversity, composition and abundance as indicators of understory vegetation diversity in French mountain forests: variations of the relationship in geographical and ecological space (Frédéric Gosselin and Christophe Zilliox)

First large-scale assessment of the amount of CWD in French forest reserves (Nicolas Debaive, Nicolas Drapier, Loïc Duchamp Yoan Paillet, Frédéric Gosselin, Max Bruciamacchie and Olivier Gilg)

The ordering of trees communities by using diversity profiles (Piermaria Corona, Lorenzo Fattorini, Sara Franceschi, Walter Mattiolia, Caterina Pisani)

Biodiversity indicators for forest industry (Anne Holma)

Preliminary results of implementation at wide scale of a taxonomic biodiversity indicator: the Potential biodiversity index (PBI) (Laurent Larrieu, Pierre Gonin and Marc Deconchat)

Stand structure as indicator of forest biodiversity in temperate mixed forest: a multi-taxon approach (Péter Ódor, András Bidló, Ildikó Király, Gergely Kutszegi, Ferenc Lakatos, Zsuzsa Mag, Sára Márialigeti, Juri Nascimbene, Ferenc Samu, Irén Siller and Flóra Tinya)

Remotely sensing biodiversity in plantation forests  (Stephen Pawson, Michael Ulyshen, Thomas Adams, Thomas Paul, Chris Ecroyd, Jessica Kerr and David Henley)

Incorporating evolutionary relationships into regional assessments of plot-level forest biodiversity (Kevin M. Potter and Christopher W. Woodall)

A regionalization and biodiversity assessment of the Canadian boreal forest using remote sensing (Ryan P. Powers, Nicholas C. Coops, Jessica L. Morgan, Michael A. Wulder, Trisalyn A. Nelson, Charles R. Drever and Steven G. Cumming)

Criteria and indicators for High Conservation Value Forest: adapting Forest Stewardship Council principles for practical forest management (George F. Smith, Amanda Browne, Aileen O’Sullivan, Pat Neville and Richard Nairn)

Applying a range of forest biodiversity indicators to investigate the influence of mixed tree species stands compared with single tree species stands across spatial scales (Nadia Barsoum)


Open Session C:

A comparison of the initial responses of plants, invertebrates and birds to the afforestation of grassland habitats (Anke C. Dietzsch, Linda Coote, Mark W. Wilson, Conor Graham, Lauren Fuller, Tom Gittings, Aisling T. Walsh, Sandra Irwin, Daniel L. Kelly, Fraser J.G. Mitchell, Tom C. Kelly and John O’Halloran)

Compositional shifts in the understorey vegetation after the conversion from mixed deciduous forest to spruce monocultures (Gorik Verstraeten, Lander Baeten, Bart Muys and Kris Verheyen)

Effects of tree species and functional diversity on the resistance against insect herbivores. (Josephine Haase, Jaboury Ghazoul and Michael Scherer-Lorenzen)

Conservation of deadwood could conserve microscopic organisms such as mushroom mites (Kimiko Okabe, Satoshi Yamashita, Tsutomu Hattori, Motohiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Tanaka and Shun’ichi Makino )

The mite (Acarina) fauna of Irish forests - a study of the contribution of forests to the Irish fauna and of the differences associated with tree species and microhabitat (Thomas Bolger, Julio Arroyo, Joan Kenny and Kirsty Daly)


Symposium 9: Conservation management for invertebrates in forest litter and woody debris  (Anne Oxbrough and John Spence)

Spiders, decomposition rates and global climate change (David H. Wise)

Invertebrates in urban forests: diversity, distribution and management recommendations  (Jari Niemelä, Johan Kotze, Jarmo Saarikivi, Stephen Venn and Ferenc Vilsics)

Modelling the impact of forest management on deadwood and associated saproxylic beetle diversity  (Hervé Jactel, Antoine Brin, Thierry Labbé, Céline Meredieu and Steve Pawson)

Conserving saproxylic beetles across stand age gradients of plantation forests in a human modified landscape (Kenichi Ozaki, Katsuhiko Sayama and Akira Ueda)

Saproxylic diversity and its contribution to wood decomposition processes in an intensely managed forest ecosystem (Stephen Pawson and Alwin Sky)

Impact of post-harvest biomass removal on epigaeic invertebrates in jack-pine forests of Western, Quebec Canada (Timothy T. Work and Suzanne Brais)


IUFRO 2012 Conference

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,University College Cork,Ireland.