Norden skog

Norden skog

Selfoss, Iceland, 19th - 20th of August 2008

Nordic forests in a changing climate
- forest regeneration and CO2 sequestration


The conference is arranged by NordGen skog in cooperation with Skógrækt ríksins (Icelandic Forest Service) and is held back-to back with the Nordic Forest Ministers' meeting taking place at Selfoss 18th - 19th of August 2008.


Tuesday 19th of August 

09:00 – 09:20 Opening, Magnús Jóhannesson, undersecretary at the Department of the Environment
09:20 – 10:30 Theme: forest and climate

Influence of climate change on the natural distribution of tree species.  Research scientist Bruno Fady, National Institute for Agricultural Research Department of Mediterranean Forestry Research (INRA-URFM)
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Hur påverkar EU:s hållbarhetskriterier för biodrivmedel nordiskt skogsbruk?  Forstråd Marja Hilska-Aaltonen, Jord- och skogsbruksministeriet, Finland.
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Hur kan nordiskt skogsbruk både öka kollagring och produktionen av biomassa?  Professor Jens Peter Skovsgaard, Skov og Landskab, Danmark og Vice verkställande direktör Kaj Rosén, Skogforsk, Sverige.
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10:30 –- 11:00 
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:15 Theme: Forest and water

Hur påverkar EU:s ramdirektiv för vatten nordiskt  skogsbruk?  Ulrika Berggren, Skogsstyrelsen, Sverige.
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Hur kan nordiskt skogsbruk arbeta med vattenfrågor? 
Forskare Eva Ring, Skogsforsk, Sverige.
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Varför ska skogsägare ta hänsyn till skogens vatten? 
Direktør Gudbrand Kvaal, Norges Skogeierforbund.
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12:15  – 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 – 16:35 Nordgen skog conference
Theme:  Changing climate and competetive forestry.
13:20 – 13:50 Detaljer i klimaprognoser. Haraldur Ólafsson meteorolog at the University of Iceland, The University of Bergen and at The Icelandic Meteorological Office.
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13:50 – 14:40
Forest genetic resources and adaptation of forest management to climate change in Europe. Euforgen coordinator Bioversity International Jarkko Koskela, Regional Office for Europe, Rome.
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14:40 – 15:10 Variation in spring and autumn frost tolerance in Russian larches. Director, National Forests Þröstur Eysteinsson;  Icelandic Forest Service.
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15:10 – 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 – 16:10 Preliminary results of 1-year-old Scots pine fall frost tolerance and survival in changing climate conditions. Research assistant Piritta Lohela; Finnish Forest Research Institute.
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16:10 – 16:25  
Interannual variability in the carbon balance of a young Larix sibirica plantation in eastern Iceland. PhD student Brynhildur Bjarnadóttir;  Icelandic Forest Research Service.
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16:25 – 16:35
Discussions
17:00 Bus leaves Hotel Selfoss for Geysir and Haukadalsforest.
19:00 
Dinner in Haukadalsforest.  Bus returns to Hotel Selfoss later in the evening. Recommended clothing: warm clothes and hiking shoes.

 

Wednesday 20th of August

09:00 – 10:30 Theme:  New material and new challenges in a changing climate.
09:00 – 10:00 Influence of climate change on the natural distribution of tree species.  Research scientist Bruno Fady, National Institute for Agricultural Research Department of Mediterranean Forestry Research (INRA-URFM).
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10:00 – 10:30
Klimatilpasning gjennom foredling.  Research scientist Bengt Andersson, Skogforsk Sweden.
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10:30 – 11:00 
 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:40 Varmere Island - flere skovskader. Skovbrugets reaktion.   Plant pathologist Halldór Sverrisson;  Icelandic Forest Research Station.
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11:40 –
12:00
Discussions
12:00 – 13:00 
Lunch break
13:00 – 16:00 
Excursion
Theme: afforestation with improved methods and material.
14:30
Bus leaves for Þjórsárdalur.
15:00 – 15:30 A brief presentation about the project Hekluskógar.
Managing director, Hreinn Óskarsson.
16:00
 Conference closure in Þjórsárdalsforest.
16:30  Bus leaves for Hótel Selfoss and Reykjavík.