IUFRO 2014 Wind and Trees International Conference

IUFRO 2014 Wind and Trees International Conference

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Scientific Committee

José Nivaldo Garcia (Conference Chaiman) – University of São Paulo – Brazil: jngarcia@usp.br

Barry Gardiner – INRA Centre de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

Bodo Ruck – Environmental Aerodynamics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Bruce Nicoll – Forest Research, Roslin, Scotland

Bruno Moulia – INRA -Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Chris Peterson – Plant Biology Department, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Dirk Schindler – faculty of Environment and Natural Resouces, Meteorology and Climatology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Francisco Escobedo – School of Forest Resources & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Frank W. Telewski – Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Heli Peltola – University of Eastern Finland

Jean-Claude Ruel – Faculté de Foresterie, de Géographie et de Géomatique, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada

José Nivaldo Garcia – Superior School of Agriculture and Forest Sciences “Luiz de Queiroz”, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil

John Moore – Scion Research, Rotorua, New Zealand

Steve Mitchell – Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Thierry FOURCAUD – UMR AMAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

Venue Hotel Fazenda São João, Águas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil
Period August 03 to 08, 2014
Organizing committee José Nivaldo Garcia (Conference Chaiman) – University of São Paulo – Brazil: jngarcia@usp.br
Others to be Confirmed If you want to join us please send an e-mail to the conference chairman.
Keynote speakers
Potential researchers are beeing contacted. If you want to be a Keynote speaker let us know by sending an e-mail to the conference chairman



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January 31st, 2014 Deadline for abstract submission
NEW Abstracts submission deadline extension granted to February 28th, 2014. Please go to CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and send yours.
February 28th, 2014 Deadline for judgment the submitted abstracts and answers back to the authors recommending each proposal for poster or oral presentation
March 31st, 2014 Deadline for early registration
May 31st, 2014 Deadline for late registration and deadline for enrollment to any post conference excursion
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August 03rd, 2014, Sunday 19:00 – 21:00 Ice break for attendees getting together
August 04th, 2014, Monday 09:00 – 10:00 Keynote speaker 1
10:00 – 11:00 Technical session 1 ( 4 presentations )
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee, tea & snacks in the posters room
11:30 – 12:30 Technical session 2 ( 4 presentations )
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch time
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote speaker 2
15:00 – 16:00 Technical session 3 ( 4 presentations )
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee, tea & snacks in the posters room
16:30 – 17:30 Technical session 4 ( 4 presentations )
17:30 – 19:00 Resting time
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner time
August 05th, 2014, Tuesday 09:00 – 10:00 Keynote speaker 3
10:00 – 11:00 Technical session 5 ( 4 presentations )
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee, tea & snacks in the posters room
11:30 – 12:30 Technical session 6 ( 4 presentations )
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch time
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote speaker 4
15:00 – 16:00 Technical session 7 ( 4 presentations )
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee, tea & snacks in the posters room
16:30 – 17:30 Technical session 8 ( 4 presentations )
17:30 – 19:00 Resting time
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome banquet
August 06th, 2014, Wednesday In conference excursion:
to Fibria at Capão Bonito: Impact of wind in eucaluypts planted forests
to Intervales at Capão Bonito: Sustainable management in Atlantic rain Forest
Please, see program below
August 07th, 2014, Thursday 09:00 – 10:00 Keynote speaker 5
10:00 – 11:00 Technical session 9 ( 4 presentations )
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee, tea & snacks in the posters room
11:30 – 12:30 Technical session 10 ( 4 presentations )
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch time
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote speaker 6
15:00 – 16:00 Technical session 11 ( 4 presentations )
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee, tea & snacks in the posters room
16:30 – 17:30 Technical session 12 ( 4 presentations )
17:30 – 19:00 Resting time
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner time
August 08th, 2014, Friday 9:00 Post conference excursion arrangement


The in conference excursion program will be pretty much like this
06:00 – 09:00 Trip Time From Águas De São Pedro (ASP) To Fibria
09:00 – 10:00 Institutional Presentation Of The Company With Relaxing Coffee
10:00 – 13:00 General Discussion At Eucalypts Damaged Sites With Lancheon At Place
13:00 – 15:00 General Discussion Native Forest Managed By The Company
15:00 – 16:00 Trip Time To Intervales Natural Park
16:00 – 18:00 General Discussion On Forest Conservation Inside A Real Atlantic Forest
18:00 – 21:00 Trip Back To Asp With A Stop For A Relaxing Beer, Refreshements And Season Fruits Juices
21:00 – 23:00 Late Diner At Hotel With Excursion Flashes Displaying
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Physiology/acclimative growth


Windthrow modeling

Air flow/turbulence

Windthrow impacts on ecosystems

Managing windthrow in forests and urban environments.


1993 Edinburgh, UK, Proceedings published in M.P. Coutts and J. Grace eds. 1995. Wind and Trees, Cambridge University Press

1998 Joensuu, Finland, Proceedings http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03781127/135/1-3

2003 Karlsruhe, Germany, Proceedings http://www.ifh.uni-karlsruhe.de/science/aerodyn/proceedings.htm

2007 Vancouver, Canada, Proceedings  http://forestry.oxfordjournals.org/content/81/3/i.full

2010 Athens, USA

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IUFRO 8.03.06 – Impact of Wind on Forests

7 th International Conference on Wind and Trees

Águas de São Pedro, Brazil; 3-8 August 2014


Call for Abstracts

The 7 th International Conference on Wind and Trees is to be held Águas de São Pedro, Brazil; 3-8 August 2014 . If you would like to present an oral or poster presentation in the conference, please submit your abstract to Dr. Jose Garcia (jngarcia@usp.br) by January 31, 2014. It is preferred that you send the abstract as a document attached to your email.


Please save your document in MicroSoft Word format. Other formats will be accepted but require more effort to evaluate and process. Preferred font is Times New Roman, 12 point. Please place the title (no more than 25 words) at the top of the abstract, followed by the authors (initials and then family names, as in M.A. Niklasson). If more than one author, each name should have a superscript number to link name to address. Follow names on a separate line with address: postal address or institution, city, state, country, email. Put each person’s address on a separate line. Please include your email addresses; participants in the conference often wish to contact authors later. A sample abstract (shortened) is given on the following page.


We ask that you limit the central text of your abstract to no more than 425 words. Latin names should be in italics or underlined. Major divisions within your abstract should be separated by a blank line. If necessary, a few literature citations are allowed by using a superscript number in the text (like this 1), accompanied by footnotes at the bottom of the abstract. These will be part of the word count for your abstract. Please use metric units for measurement. Bear in mind that readers of your abstract will be from diverse backgrounds: forestry, ecology, atmospheric sciences, arboriculture, physiology, etc; thus it is important to avoid terminology that may not be broadly known. After the main text of abstract, include 3-5 keywords.


Please indicate in your email whether you wish to present this orally or as a poster, and choose a first and second choice from among the following topics: biomechanics; physiology/acclimative growth; climatology; windthrow modeling; air flow/turbulence; ecology; urban/commercial/residential; storm impacts; silviculture/management. Submitted abstracts will be forwarded to the appropriate member of the scientific committee for evaluation of suitability for the conference. We will initially plan for 20-minute oral presentations (15 minutes talk, 5 minutes questions). Similarly, we hope that all presentations can be fit into the schedule without running parallel sessions; however, if a large number of good abstracts are submitted, we will consider a few parallel sessions.

Large windthrows in managed landscapes — possibilities for conservation.

J.J. O’Brien¹ and W.P. Dosch²


¹Southern Swedish Forest Research Institute, Alnarp, Sweden, joe.obrien@ess.slu.se

²Forest Research, Roslin, Scotland, U.K., walter.dosch@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Southern France and widespread areas of Switzerland were affected in February 2008 by winter storm “Jean”, which felled 82 million cubic meters of timber. This is equivalent to five years of harvest in the affected areas. The immediate concern was how to treat the damaged areas without having a large loss of timber value, and without insect attacks. Previous to this storm, there were no established policies for biodiversity and conservation in relation to large windthrows, although diversity of organisms living in dead trees had been recognized as a major concern of forestry.………
Keywords: storm impacts, salvage, windthrow

Click at the link below to edit your abstract according to the conference pattern. After performing your abstract properly please send it attached to an e-mail to the conference chairman jngarcia@usp.br.

Download File

[/letabs_content] [letabs_content] Registration deadline is now extended to June 14, 2014. That policy is adopted taking into account we had taken some time to negotiate the PayPal service costs.
The registration fee is fixed in Brazilian Reais as per R$ 2,500,00 (~US$ 1.028.00) for the whole conference packet due to hard sponsorship we had from some Brazilian Forest Companies.

Your registration fee includes:
-5 hotel nights with complete pension (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
-conference ice breaker on Sunday August 3th with free beverage;
-conference services, including morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks;
-in-conference excursion
-conference banquet;
-conference abstract proccedings
-hotel facilities, view them at http://www.hotelfazendasaojoao.com.br/#&slider1=2
-for accompanying person in the same hotel room just add R$ 1,250.00 (~U$514.00) for the same packet.
You can register by the following 2 ways:
1) Directly with your credit card through the conference web site

Single register:

  Accompanied register:

2) Being charged for the organizing committee

In this case just send your Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners or Elo credit card number, expire date, the name as written in the card holder and the name of the person who will attend the conference if it is different of the previous one, by the fac simile 55 19 3422-2755 or by e-mail to the conference chair <jngarcia@usp.br> and the organizing committee will be happy to book the conference packet for you.

After June 15, 2014 registration fee will be R$ 3,000.00 (~US$ 1,234.00) for the same single conference packet and R$ 4,500.00 (~US$ 1,851.00) for accompanied register
Here is some information on how to travel from São Paulo (GRU) International Airport to the conference venue. These costs are not included in the conference registration fee.
First leg: Go out of the airport disembarking area and proceed to the “Airport Bus Service” counter and buy a bus ticket to “Tietê Bus Terminal (TBT) (Terminal Tietê in Portuguese)” for R$ 36.50 (~US$ 15.00). You must pay with Brazilian currency (Reais) or credit card.
There is a bus at 05:45 – 06:40 – 07:50 – 08:40 – 09:30 – 10:40 – 11:30 – 12:20 – 13:20 – 14:20 – 15:10 – 16:00 – 16:50 – 17:50 – 18:50 – 19:40 – 20:30 – 21:35 – 22:15 – 23:10 – 00:05 – 01:30 – 03:00 – 04:30 and it usually takes 25-40 minutes. See http://www.airportbusservice.com.br/en/home for more details
Second Leg: Upon arrival at TBT proceed to “Viação Piracicabana” counter and buy a bus Ticket to “Sâo Pedro” (for R$ 45.00 (~US$ 19.00). Get off the bus at the last stop which is São Pedro bus Terminal.
There is a bus at 06:30 – 07:30 – 08:30 – 09:30 – 10:30 – 11:30 – 12:30 – 13:30 – 14:30 – 15:30 -16:30 – 17:30 – 18:30 – 19:30 and it usually takes 2-2.5 hours. See http://www.viacaopiracicabana.com.br/en/index.php for more details
Third and last leg: We are working for providing you a free transfer from São Pedro Bus Terminal to the conference venue. If we do not succeed, we recommend you to take a taxi to Hotel Fazenda São João for R$ 25.00 ~(US$ 10.00).
The current exchange rate (April 2014) R$/US$ is 2,43.
We will continue updating the bus ticket prices once needed.
We are working on fixing the two options for pos-conference excursion (planted forest+atlantic forest+foz do iguazu as first option and amozonin forest+rivers as 2nd option) and hope to place the complete packages by May 12.
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