Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Venue
Nicolet College Theatre, 5364 College Drive, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501


0630-0800​     Bus Transportation to the Technical Sessions
​​Three loops 
Quality Inn-AmericInn-Days Inn-Comfort Inn-Nicolet College-Quality Inn...
0630-0700; 0700-0730; 0730-0800
0700-0800     Registration and Continental Breakfast

0700-0730     Business Meeting
​​IPC Environmental and Ecosystem Services Working Party
​​
0800-0830     Welcome and Opening Remarks

​​Welcome to Nicolet College
Bob Martini
Board Vice Chair, Nicolet College Board of Trustees, Rhinelander, WI, USA 

Welcome Message and Introduction to the Conference
Presentation: International Union of Forest Research Organiztions (IUFRO)
Ron Zalesny
USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI, USA

Plenary Session

Moderator: Jim Richardson, Poplar and Willow Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada​



0830-0900      Current Trends and Challenges in North American Poplar Breeding       
​​​​​​​Barb Thomas, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

0900-0930      Investigation of Phytoremediation Potential of Poplar and Willow Clones in Serbia: A Review
​​​Andrej Pilipović​, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

0930-1000      Break
​​Includes poster viewing

​​​
Moderator: Bill Headlee, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR, USA


1000-1030      Potential for the Agricultural Sector to Produce Poplar Wood as Contribution to the Forestry Wood Industry Chain
​​Joris Van Acker, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

1030-1100      Reaching Economic Feasibility of SRC Plantations by Monetarizing Ecosystem Services: Showcase Contribution of SRC to Long
​​​​​Term Ragweed ​​​Control in the City of Osijek, Croatia​
​​Biljana Kulišić​, Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar, Zagreb, Croatia


Technical Session: Genetics and Physiology
​​
Moderator: Raju Soolanayakanahally​, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Indian Head, SK, Canada


1100-1115      Genetic Parameter Estimates for Coppiced Hybrid Poplar Bioenergy Trials 
​​Carlos Gantz, Greenwood Resources Inc., Portland, OR, USA 

​1115-1130       Genetic and Environmental Effects on Variability in First-rotation Shrub Willow Bark and Wood Elemental Composition
​​​Eric Fabio, Cornell University, Geneva, NY, USA

​​1130-1145       Is Hybrid Vigour Possible in Native Balsam Poplar Breeding?
​​​Yue Hu, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

​​1145-1200       Uncovering the Genetic Architecture of Growth-defense Tradeoffs in a Foundation Forest Tree Species 
​​​Jennifer Riehl, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Lunch

1200-1300      ​​​Nicolet College Lakeside Center Commons
​​​​​​Includes poster viewing

Technical Session: Phytotechnologies

Moderator: Ian McIvor, Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North, New Zealand


1300-1315      The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Reducing Runoff from Landfills in the Great Lakes Basin, USA
​​Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI, USA

​​​1315-1330      Evaluating Poplar Genotypes for Future Success: Can Phyto-recurrent Selection Techniques be Simplified? 
​​​Rich Hallett, USDA Forest Service, Durham, NH, USA

​​1330-1345      Growth of Poplars in Soils Amended with Fibercake Residuals from Paper and Containerboard Production 
​​Elizabeth Rogers, USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI, USA

​​​1345-1400      Growth and Physiological Responses of Three Poplar Clones Grown on Soils Artificially Contaminated with Heavy Metals, Diesel 
​​​Fuel and Herbicides
Andrej Pilipović, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

1400-1415      Mitigating Downstream Effects of Excess Soil Phosphorus through Cultivar Selection and Increased Foliar Resorption
                      Raju Soolanayakanahally, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Indian Head, SK, Canada

1415-1430      Survival and Growth of Poplars and Willows Grown for Phytoremediation of Fertilizer Residues
                      Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI, USA

1430-1445      Break
​​Includes poster viewing

Technical Session: Stakeholders, Bioproducts, Harvesting and Logistics

Moderator: Brian Stanton, GreenWood Resources Inc., Portland, OR, USA


1445-1500      Stakeholder Assessment of the Feasibility of Poplar as a Biomass and Ecosystem Services Provider in Rural Washington, USA
​​​Noelle Hart, Washington State University Extension, Lynnwood, WA, USA

1500-1515      Barriers and Opportunities for use of Short Rotation Poplar for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals 
​​Patricia Townsend, Washington State University Extension, Lynnwood, WA, USA

1515-1530      Short Rotation Eucalypts: Opportunities for Bioproducts
​​Don Rockwood, FLorida FGT LLC, Gainesville, FL, USA

1530-1545      Variablility of Harvester Performance Depending on Phenotypic Attributes of Short Rotation Willow Crop in New York, USA
​​Daniel de Souza, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, USA

1545-1600      Cover Protection Affects Fuel Quality and Natural Drying of Mixed Leaf-on Willow and Poplar Woodchip Piles
​​Obste Therasme, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, USA

1600-1605      Adjournment / Announcements
​​Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI, USA

Poster Session

1605-1650     Developing Phytoremediation Technology using Pseudomonas putida and Poplar for Restoring Petroleum-contaminated Sites
​​​​​​Chung Ho Lin, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

​​Comparison of Statistical Techniques for Evaluating Fiber Composition of Early Rotation Pine and Hardwood Trees for the Production of Cellulose
​​​​Amanda Foust, University of Arkansas at Monitcello, Monticello, AR, USA

​​Freshkills Anthropogenic Succession Study: Phase I: Deer Cafeteria Study
​​​​Rich Hallett, USDA Forest Service, Durham, NH, USA

​​Adapting an Aspen Short Rotation Yield Model to Represent Hybrid Poplar Yield for Regional Hybrid Poplar Production Estimation
​​​​Scott Hillard, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN, USA

​​Potential Biomass Production of Four Cottonwood Clones Planted at Two Densities in the Arkansas River Valley, USA
​​​​​Bill Headlee, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR, USA

​​Growth Performance and Stability of Hybrid Poplar Clones in Simultaneous Tests on Six Sites in Minnesota, USA
​​​​Neil Nelson, University of Minnesota Duluth (NRRI), Duluth, MN, USA

​​Genetic Development, Evaluation, and Outreach for Establishing Hybrid Poplar Biomass Feedstock Plantations in the Midwestern United States
​​Neil Nelson, University of Minnesota Duluth (NRRI), Duluth, MN, USA

​​Citizen Science in the Greenhouse: A Phytoremediation Case Study
​​Elizabeth Rogers, USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI, USA

Business Meetings


​​​1605-1650     ​​ Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group
Poplar and Willow Council of Canada
IUFRO Working Party 1.03.00 (Short Rotation Forestry)
IEA Task 43 (Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets)

1630-1720      Bus Transportation to the Hotels
​​1630-1700: One loop 
Nicolet-Comfort Inn-Days Inn-AmericInn-Quality Inn-Nicolet...

1700-1720: One route 
Nicolet-Comfort Inn-Days Inn-AmericInn-Quality Inn

1810-1830      Bus Transportation to the Banquet
​​One route 
Quality Inn-AmericInn-Days Inn-Comfort Inn-Holiday Acres
​​

Banquet
Holiday Acres Resort, 4060 South Shore Drive, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA


1830-1930      Social Hour

1930-2130      Dinner (includes presentation) 
                      Historical Perspective and Evolution of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Program at Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA
Jud Isebrands, Environmental Forestry Consultants, LLC, New London, Wisconsin, USA

2130-2200      Bus Transportation to the Hotels
​​One route 
Holiday Acres-Comfort Inn-Days Inn-AmericInn-Quality Inn
​​

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Venue
Nicolet College Theatre, 5364 College Drive, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501


0630-0800​      Bus Transportation to the Technical Sessions
​​Three loops 
Quality Inn-AmericInn-Days Inn-Comfort Inn-Nicolet College-Quality Inn...
0630-0700; 0700-0730; 0730-0800
0700-0800      Registration and Continental Breakfast

0700-0730      Business Meeting
IUFRO Working Party 2.08.04 
(Physiology and Genetics of Poplars and Willows)
​​
0800-0815     Announcements


Technical Session: Biomass Production

Moderator: Patricia Townsend, Washington State University Extension, Lynnwood, WA, USA


0815-0830     Growth Patterns and Productivity of Hybrid Aspen Clones in Northern Poland
​​Marzena Niemczyk, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin​ Stary, Raszyn, Poland

0830-0845     The Economics of Rapid Multiplication of Elite Hybrid Poplar Biomass Varieties: Expediting the Delivery of Genetic Gains
​​Brian Stanton, GreenWood Resources Inc., Portland, OR, USA

0845-0900     The Biomass Production Calculator: A Decision Tool for Hybrid Poplar Feedstock Producers and Investors
​​Richard Shuren, GreenWood Resources Inc., Portland, OR, USA

0900-0915     Growth and Yield of Hybrid Poplar Mono-Varietal Production Blocks for Biofuel Production
​​Jesus Espinoza, GreenWood Resources Inc., Portland, OR, USA

0915-0930     Poplar Productivity as Affected by Physiography and Growing Conditions in the Southeastern USA
​​Solomon Ghezehei, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

0930-0945     Hybrid Poplar Stock Type Impacts Height, DBH, and Estimated Total Dry Weight at Eight Years in a Hybrid Poplar Plantation 
​​​Network
​​Scott Hillard, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN, USA

0945-1000     Break


Technical Session: Ecosystem Services

Moderator: Solomon Ghezehei, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA


1000-1015      Tree Willow Root Growth in Sediments Varying in Texture
​​​​Ian McIvor, Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1015-1030      Environmental Benefits of Shrub Willow as Bioenergy Strips in an Intensively Managed Agricultural System
​​​Jules Cacho, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA

1030-1045     Quantifying the Unknown: The Importance of Field Measurements and Genotype Selection in Mitigating the Atmospheric Impacts 
​​of Poplar Cultivation
​​​Todd Rosenstiel, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA

1045-1100      Greenhouse Gas and Energy Balance of Willow Biomass Crops are Impacted by Prior Land Use and Distance From End Users
​​​​Obste Therasme, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, USA

Closing Remarks

​​​1100-1130      Wrap-up, Acknowledgements, Announcement of Next Meeting(s)
​​Ron Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI, USA 

1130-1200      Lunch (Grab-N-Go Boxed Lunches)


1200               End of Technical Sessions, Post-Conference Field Tour Departure