Conference Week

Programme (updated 26.5.2015)

The pdf document contains a detailed programme and is a printable version. See also posters, pdf.

The programme below shows the main points and a schedule.

19.00–21.00 Registration (Pilke, Ounasjoentie 6, map)
20.00–22.00 Ice-breaker (Pilke)

The conference will be held at Arktikum from Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May, see Venue.

08.00–17.00 Registration and Info desk open 
08.30–08.50 Opening Ceremony 
  • Welcoming words by senior scientist Minna Turunen, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
  • Opening words by IBFRA president Rasmus Astrup 
  • Opening remarks on behalf of IUFRO by vice-president for Divisions Björn Hånell 
08.50–09.40 Keynote 1: Kurz, Werner: Climate Change Mitigation Potential of the Boreal Forest Sector, Chair: Mäkipää, Raisa
09.40–10.00 Coffee
10.00–12.00 Session A1: Mitigation of climate change, Chair: Linder, Sune

10.00–12.00 Session 
B1: Forest fires and sustainability of management in future climate, Chair: Matsuura, Yojiro
12.00–13.20 Lunch
13.20–14.10 Keynote 2: Sirin, Andrey: Sustainable management of boreal peatlands for mitigation of climate change, Chair: Finér, Leena
14.10–14.30 Coffee
14.30–16.50 Session A2: Effects of climate change, Chair: Osawa, Akira

14.30–16.50 Session 
B2: Sustainable forest management, Chair: Finér, Leena
17.00–18.00 Posters pre-show / Book launch - The Future of Nordic Forests – A Global Perspective, Chair: Kraxner, Florian
18.00–19.30 IBFRA Steering group meeting, Chair: Astrup, Rasmus

08.00–15.30 Registration and Info desk open 
08.30–09.20 Keynote 3: Wulder, Mike: Mass data processing and data integration for large area characterizing forest cover, change, and structure, Chair: Astrup, Rasmus

09.20–10.10 Keynote 4: Kaasalainen, Mikko: Big forest data and inverse problems: new-generation 3D/4D forest models, Chair: Astrup, Rasmus
10.10–10.30 Coffee
10.30–12.30 Session A3: Big-data use and value in forest sector, Chair: Kaasalainen, Mikko

10.30–12.30 Session 
B3: Changes in the ecosystems and processes, Chair: Bernier, Pierre
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15.00 Poster Session 
15.00–15.20 Coffee
15.20–16.40 Session A4: Big-data use and value in forest sector, Chair: Wulder, Mike

15.20–16.40 Session 
B4: IBFRA Scientific Mission, Circumboreal Forests in the Global, Chair: Kurz, Werner
16.40–17.30 Discussion on future activities of the IBFRA, Chair: Astrup, Rasmus
19.00–20.00 City Reception, Rovaniemi City Hall (Hallituskatu 7)

08.30–19.00 In-Conference ExcursionTheme: Multiple forest land-use in Finnish Lapland, Organizers: Varmola, Martti & Tuulentie, Seija

08.00–15.30 Registration and Info desk open
08.30–9.20 Keynote 5: Snäll, Tord: Species reports by the public as a basis for species projection in forest scenario analysis, Chair: Conard, Susan    
09.20-10.00 Session A5: Managing and valueing ecosystem services for human well-being, Chair: Conard, Susan
10.00–10.30 Coffee
10.30-12.10 Session A6: Soil processes and soil carbon stocks, Chair: Son, Yowhan

10.30-12.10 Session 
B6: Sighting the future of forests, Chair: Kraxner, Florian
12.10–13.30 Lunch
13.30–14.00 Session A7: Workshop on Flow of information from scientist to policy makers and wider public, Invited Ruukki, Jukka, chief editor from TIEDE, The science magazine in Finland, Chair: Mäkipää, Raisa

14.00–15.20 Innovative means to disseminate scientific information, Chair: Mäkipää, Raisa
14.00–15.20 Session B7: Big-data and ecosystem properties, Chair: Sievänen, Risto
15.20–15.40 Coffee 
15.40–17.00 Session A8: Ecosystem services, Chair: Nordin, Annika

15.40–17.00 Session 
B8: Forest disturbances by biological agents, Chair: Snäll, Tord    
17.10-17.45 Posters - Awards and presentations of the best IBFRA posters     
19.00–23.00 Conference Dinner

08.00–14.00 Registration and Info desk open
08.30–09.20 Keynote 6: Paavilainen, Leena: Bioeconomy – research knowledge facilitates switch from fossils to biobased economy, Chair: Hånell, Björn

09.20–10.10 Keynote 7: Bergsten, Urban: From tree assortments to an engineering biomaterial in industry, Chair Hånell, Björn      
10.10–10.30 Coffee
10.30–12.00 Panel discussion: What are the major forest related questions in where contribution of the scientists is needed?

Moderator: Dr. Ilmari Absetz, Chief Adviser, Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Large companies and public organisations

  • Kalle Einola, Manager (Technology, Product Safety & IPR), PONSSE
  • Tuomo Kauranne, President, Arbonaut Ltd, and Scientist, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Anneli Nordin, Programme Director, SLU Future Forests Expert on climate policy
  • Werner Kurz, Leader of the National Forest Carbon Accounting System for Canada, Natural Resources Canada
12.00–12.30 Summary and Closing Ceremony
12.30–13.50 Lunch (OR Bus to the airport, snack and departure AY428 at 13:35)

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