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Technical Program

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; -700-0730; -73–0800

0700-0800​

Registration and Continental Breakfast

0700-07830​

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 Organizations (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

Survival and Growth of Poplars and Willows Grown for Phytoremediation of Fertilizer Residues
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 

Variability 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
Chung Ho Lin, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Developing Phytoremediation Technology using Pseudomonas putida and Poplar for Restoring Petroleum-contaminated Sites
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

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

2018 Conference Logo

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

0930-0945

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

0930-0945

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

0930-0945

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

0930-0945

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