Seminar – The state-of-the-art of forest management models, methods and decision support systems – the SuFoRun perspective.

19th – 20th of January 2017. State College. Pennsylvania (USA).

 

Purpose:

This international seminar will focus on the presentation of models, methods and decision support systems available at SuFoRun institutions that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of global change. This seminar is part of annual seminars that are be organized under the SuFoRun international R&D project (http://suforun.ctfc.cat/) and has been organized by Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC, Spain), Pennsylvania State University (PSU, USA), Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA, Portugal) and University of Évora (UEvora, Portugal). It is further sponsored by IUFRO Units 4.04.04 ‘Sustainable Forest Management Scheduling’ and 4.04.06 ‘Nature Conservation Planning’.

SuFoRun is Marie Skodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)  action funded by the European Union H2020. Is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.

 

Scientific Program 19thJanuary:

  • 9:00 – 9: 10 – Welcome and presentation of the seminar (Marc McDill, Pennslvania State University, USA).
  • 9: 10 – 9:25 – Brief presentation of the SuFoRun project to the general public (Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC)).
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Session I.
    • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. Review of models, methods and DSS in CTFC (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
    • Luis Díaz-Balteiro. Review of models, methods and DSS in UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
    • Ljusk Ola Eriksson. Review of models, methods and DSS in SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden).
    • Heli Peltola. Review of models, methods and DSS in UEF (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland).
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break.
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Session II
    • José G. Borges. Review of models, methods and DSS in ISA (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, Portugal).
    • Manuela Oliveira. Review of models, methods and DSS in UEvora (Universidade de Evora, Evora, Portugal).
    • Rasoul Youspfour. Review of models, methods and DSS in UFR (University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany).
    • Luiz Carlos Rodríguez. Review of models, methods and DSS in SPU (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch.
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Session III
    • Paulina Fernández. Review of models, methods and DSS in PUC (Catholic University of Chile, Chile).
    • Andrés Weintraub. Review of models, methods and DSS in UCh (University of Chile, Chile).
    • Bastiaan Bouman. Review of models, methods and DSS in CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica).
    • Keith Reynolds. Review of models, methods and DSS in USDA (United States Forest Service, USA).
    • Sandor Toth. Review of models, methods and DSS in UW (University of Washington, USA).
    • Marc McDill. Review of models, methods and DSS in PSU (Pennsylvania State University, USA).

Scientific Program 20th January :

  • 9:00 – 10:30 Session IV Planning under risk and uncertainty.
    • Andrés Weintraub.‘Do we need stochastic models?/ Necesitamos modelos estocasticos? (Universidad de Chile, Chile).
    • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo Planning forest harvesting under climate change: a Stochastic Optimization Model. Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC).
    • Marc McDill (Pennsylvania State University, USA)/ José G. Borges (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugl). Integrating wildfire risk and spread in forest management planning. A paradigm shift?
    • Silvana Nobre, A Web Portal to support restoration planning in São Paulo – a species combination simulator. (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
  • 10:30 – 11:15. Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:45. Session IV.
    • 3 Invited talks by forestry stakeholders in Pennsylvania.
  • 12:45 – 13:30 Wrapping up
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

 

Organizing team:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain)
  • José Guilherme Borges (Forest Research Centre, Instituto Superior de Agronomia ISA, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal).
  • Marc McDill (Pennsylvania State University PSU, State College, USA).
  • Manuela Oliveira (Research Centre for Mathematics and Applications, University of Évora, Évora, Portugal)
  • Carla Bellera (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya CTFC, Solsona, Spain)

 

Attendance and participation:

Fees & Registration

Fees: The seminar will cost 20$ per day (aprox 18.32 Euros).  This will cover participation costs, lunch and coffee breaks.

Registration: Attendants must register before January 1o. Be aware that the total audience is limited and the acceptance will be done by order of payment.

Any doubts of questions pleae contact: Carla Bellera (carla.bellera@ctfc.es) and cc it to Marc McDill (mmcdill@psu.edu).

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Practical information

Venue

The seminar will take place in the Days Inn Penn State Hotel, 240 South Pugh Street in downtown State College, Pennsylvania (USA).

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Seminar – Forest planning under uncertainty

Madrid, 26th – 27th of September

Purpose:

This international seminar will focus on the presentation of  methods that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for forest management planning in a context of global change. This seminar is part of annual seminars that will be organized under the SuFoRun international R&D project (http://suforun.ctfc.cat/)

SuFoRun is Marie Skodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)  action funded by the European Union H2020. Is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.

Scientific Program 26th September

  • 9:00 – 9: 15 – Welcome and presentation of the seminar.
  • 9: 15 – 9:30 – Brief presentation of the SuFoRun project to the general public (Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya – CTFC, España).
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Session I risk and uncertainty.

Andrés Weintraub. Do we need stochastic models?/ Necesitamos modelos estocasticos? (Universidad de Chile, Chile).

  • 10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break.
  • 11:15 – 12:45 Session II Multi-objective planning.

Carlos Romero. Decisiones Colectivas en Planificación Forestal: Una Propuesta Metodológica. (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España).

Luís Díaz-Balteiro. El uso de indicadores de sostenibilidad forestal en problemas de gestión forestal como medio para superar algunas incertidumbres. (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).

  • 12:45 – 13:30 Discussion and final comments.

 

Scientific Program 27th September:

  • 9:30 – 10:30 Session III risk and uncertainty.

Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Planning forest harvesting under climate change: a Stochastic Optimization Model I. (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya – CTFC, España.

Juan Ignacio Villasante.   Planning forest harvesting under climate change: a Stochastic Optimization Model II. (Universidad de Chile, Chile).

  • 10:30 – 11:15. Coffee Break
  • 11:15 – 12:45. Session IV.

Liliana Ferreira.   A climate change adaptive dynamic programming approach to optimize eucalypt stand management scheduling. A Portuguese application. (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Portugal).

Antonio Alonso-Ayuso. Forest-harvesting planning under uncertainty: different risk-averse management strategies. (Universidad Carlos III, España).

  • 12:45 – 13:30 Wrapping up
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Closure Lunch

 

Organizing team:

  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. (Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Solsona, España).
  • Andrés Weintraub (Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile).
  • Luís Díaz Balteiro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España).
  • Marta Ezquerro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España)

 

Attendance and participation:

Fees & Registration

Fees: The seminar will be free of charge.

Registration: Attendants must confirm their attendance to the seminar until 24th of September. Be aware that the total audience is limited and the acceptance will be done by order of confirmation. Please send your name and affiliation. To register send an email to: marta.ezquerro@upm.es

 

Practical information

Venue

The seminar will take place at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Politechnic University of Madrid) in the “Sala de Grados” located in the first floor of the main building of the ETS Ingenieros de Montes. http://www2.montes.upm.es/inf_general/localizacion/directorio.htm

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Seminar – Models and decision SUpport tools for integrated FOrest policy development under global change

Lisbon, 18th of February 2016

Purpose:

This international seminar will focus on the current state of knowledge on methods and tools that may be used by public administrators, forest owners and industry for enhanced integration of adaptive strategies in forest management planning as well as in policy analysis in a context of global change. It will also show state of the art research in the different in different institutions participating in the SuFoRun international project.

The seminar is organized by SuFoRun R&D project (http://suforun.ctfc.cat/)

SuFoRun is focused on forestry and climate change interactions, including the development of adaptive forest management tools. The SuFoRUn consortium is built to include highly qualified research institutions in nine countries (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and USA) that share complementary interests in key scientific disciplines for the development of the forest sector. The project will serve to exchange and generate knowledge on multipurpose forests, addressing risk and uncertainty and the development of knowledge on methods and tools to support policy analysis and development in a context of global change. The project strengthens research collaboration through active networking, staff exchange and dissemination activities between the participants.

 

 

Scientific Program:

  • 9:00 – 9: 15 – Welcome and presentation of the seminar.
  • 9: 15 – 9:30 – Brief presentation of the SuFoRun project to the general public.
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Session I.

Presentations by each institution coordinator/deputy introducing their main research and methods and models developed in their countries:

  • From timber supply to ecosystem sustainability: the Portuguese experience of addressing the evolving forest management planning paradigm. José Borges (ISA, Portugal).
  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (Centre Tecnológic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Luís Díaz Balteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Cristóbal Pais (University of Chile, Chile)
  • Paulina Fernández (Catholic University of Chile).
  • Eva-Maria Norsdtrom (SLU, Sweden)

 

  • 10:30 – 10:45. Coffee Break
  • 10:45 – 11:30. Session II.

Presentations by each institution coordinator/deputy introducing their main research and methods and models developed in their countries:

  • Bastiaan Louman (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, CATIE, Costa Rica)
  • An Overview of Climate-Related Research at the University of Washington’s Spatial Optimization Lab. Sandor Toth (University of Washington, USA).
  • Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Antti Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)

 

  • 11:30 – 11:45 Break
  • 11:45 – 12:30 Session III
  • Multiple criteria approaches to forest management – recent advances and open problems. José Borges (ISA, Portugal)
  • Dealing with risks and uncertainties in decision-making process. Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany).
  • Sustainability of forest systems: An approach using quantitative techniques. Luís Díaz Balteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Planning forest harvesting under climate change: a Stochastic Optimization Model. Jordi Garcia (CTFC, Spain)
  • Multi-criteria Optimization for Forest Ecosystem Services under Different Climate Scenarios. Sandor Toth (University of Washington, USA).

 

  • 12:45 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 – 16:00 Session IV
  • Stochastic models in forestry. Cristóbal Pais (Universidad de Chile)
  • Modeling in support of ecosystem service restauration and management in forest landscapes. Bastiaan Louman (CATIE, Costa Rica).
  • Forest ecosystem modelling and multi-functional management planning tools:  development and application in boreal forestry Kilpeläinen, Peltola & Pukkala. (University of Eastern Finland, Finland).
  • Better forest logistics and operations, linked with strategic forest management plans. Alexandra Marques. (INESC-Porto)
  • Current and future development of the EMDS system relevant to SuFoRun. Keith Reynolds (USDA, USA)
  • Still to be updated

 

  • 16:00 – 16: 15 Cofee Break
  • 16:15 – 17:30 Open discussion on linkages/synergies to ongoing research or education projects.

 

Organizing team:

  • José Borges. Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo. Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), Solsona, Spain
  • Andrea Teixeira. Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), Lisbon, Portugal.

Scientific committee:

  • José Borges (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal)
  • Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (Centre Tecnológic Forestal de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Andrés Weintraub (University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile).
  • Paulina Fernández (Catholic University of Chile. Santiago de Chile. Chile)
  • Sandor Toth (University of Washington (UW). Seattle. USA)
  • Bastiaan Louman. (CATIE, Costa Rica).
  • Keith Reynolds. (USDA, USA).
  • Marc McDill (Pennsylvania State University (PSU). USA)
  • Luís Díaz Balteiro (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Cristóbal Pais (University of Chile, Chile)
  • Eva-Maria Nordstrom (SLU, Sweden)
  • Rasoul Yousefpour, (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Antti Kilpeläinen (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)
  • Heli Peltola (University of Eastern Finland. Finland)
  • Ljusk Ola Eriksson (SLU, Sweden)

 

Attendance and participation:

Fees & Registration

Fees: The seminar will be free of charge.

Registration: Attendants must confirm their attendance to the seminar until 3rd of February. Be aware that the total audience is limited and the acceptance will be done by order of confirmation. To register send an email to: j.garcia@ctfc.es and to ateixeira@isa.ulisboa.pt.

Practical information

Venue

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Tapada da Ajuda,

1349-017 Lisboa,

Portugal

The seminar will be at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia. The meeting room will be the “Sala de Atos” located in the main building. The Instituto Superior de Agronomia is located in Lisbon in Tapada da Ajuda (in Calçada of Tapada) between Monsanto and Alcântara (near Largo do Calvário, which is a small square, and by the side of the bridge over the Tagus, called “25th of April”).

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