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Monday 17 July

8:30-8:50: Welcome Address by Jim Hurrell (NCAR Director)

SESSION 1 - Wind Flow and Forests: 8:30-10:50

Time

Speaker

Title

8:50-9:10

Patton, Edward

Turbulent flow over canopy-covered three-dimensional hills

9:10-9:30

Harman, Ian

Adjustment of the atmospheric boundary-layer to a forest stand within a complex, fragmented landscape

9:30-9:50

Gardiner, Barry

Wind flow in fragmented forested landscapes and the implications for wind damage

9:50-10:10

Pan, Ying

Within-canopy vertical momentum transport driven by dispersive stresses

10:10-10:30

Finnigan, John

Models, measurements and the myth of canopy drag

10:30-10:50

Bryan, George

Tree damage from severe convective storms

10:50-11:10: Coffee

SESSION 2 - Wind Interaction with Trees: 11:10-15:30

11:10-11:30

Peterson, Chris

Computer simulation of tornado damage to forests using a coupled Rankine vortex and tree stability model

11:30-11:50

Hoffmann, Lutz

The use of time-localized spectral evaluations to investigate the motion data of heavily damped trees in the wind

11:50-12:10

Dellwik, Ebba

Initial results from the Single-Tree Experiment

12:10-12:30

Nikolas, Angelou

Long-term measurements of the dynamic wind loads on an open-grown oak tree

12:30-13:50: Lunch

13:50-14:10

Achim, Alexis

Modelling wind loading of tree stems during hurricane events in a dry tropical forest

14:10-14:30

Pickett, Pat

Training an artificially intelligent program to solve and display motion paths of multiple needle and leaf tips of various species

14:30-14:50

Jackson, Toby

The mechanical safety of trees in Wytham Woods. Calculating critical wind speed using field-based and model-based methods.

14:50-15:10

Ver Planck, Neil

Relative crown mass influences windthrow susceptibility of Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.

15:10-15:30

Göcke, Lothar

Assessing the anchorage of urban trees using root plate inclination in high winds

15:30-15:50: Coffee

SESSION 3 - Wind Damage to Trees and Forests in a Changing Climate: 15:50-17:30

15:50-16:10

Kamimura, Kana

Time-series analysis of typhoon damage in Japanese forests

16:10-16:30

Ruel, Jean-Claude

Potential impact of climate change on the risk of windthrow in eastern Canada’s forests

16:30-16:50

Jansons, Aris

Application of mechanistic wind damage model to assess adaptation strategies: case study of Norway spruce in Latvia

16:50-17:10

Done, James

Characterizing Wind Risk Variability and Change

17:10-17:30

Chen, Yi-Ying

Incorporating ForestGALES in the large-scale land surface model ORCHIDEE to quantify the interactions between forest management, climate change and storm damage

17:30-19:00: Reception at Tree Plaza

 

Tuesday 18 July

ALL DAY (06:30-18:30)

Field Visit to Rocky Mountain National Park

Dinner (own plans)

Wednesday 19 July

SESSION 5 - Wind Disturbance in Forest Ecosystems: 8:30-10:10

Time

Speaker

Title

8:30-8:50

Juarez, Robinson

Squall lines and Amazon forest mortality: From individuals to millions of dead trees

8:50-9:10

Baders, Endijs

Stand structure 40 years after the major storm in two different site types of spruce hemi-boreal forests in Slitere National Park, Latvia

9:10-9:30

Gardiner, Barry

Can interpolated wind-speed predict forest damage? A validation study across 115 stands from the French Alps and the Jura mountains

9:30-9:50

Montoro Girona, Miguel

Tree mortality after experimental shelterwood and seed-tree cuttings in boreal forest

9:50-10:10

Mitchell, Stephen

Integrating windthrow in the BFOLDS landscape disturbance simulator

10:10-10:40: Coffee

SESSION 6 - Managing Wind Damage to Trees and Forests: 10:40-17:10

10:40-11:00

Aven, Neal

If a tree falls in the city, does anybody notice?  Lessons learned from two Pacific Northwest storms.

11:00-11:20

Blackwell, Bruce

Subdivisions and second-growth ‐ The need to incorporate wind throw management strategies into development planning: a case study

11:20-11:40

Díaz Yáñez, Olalla

What makes a forest stand more vulnerable to snow and wind damage?

11:40-12:00

Donis, Janis

Factors affecting wind damages in hemiboreal forests: case study in Latvia

12:00-12:20

Nicoll, Bruce

The resilience of Scotland’s forests after 40 years of wind risk management

12:20-13:40: Lunch

13:40-14:00

Valinger, Erik

Forest management and forest state in southern Sweden 10 years after the storm Gudrun in the winter of 2005

14:00-14:20

Wohlgemuth, Thomas

Post-windthrow management in forests of the Swiss Alps

14:20-14:40

Morimoto, Junko

Comparison of susceptibility of artificial forests and natural forests to strong winds in Hokkaido, Japan

14:40-15:00

Gardiner, Barry

Adapting the ForestGALES operational wind risk tool to incorporate several broadleaf species

15:00-15:20

Moore, John

Determining the patterns and drivers of attritional wind damage in planted forests using machine learning techniques

15:20-15:50: Coffee

15:50-16:10

Kamimura, Kana

Emergence and propagation of wind damage in forests

16:10-16:30

Dellwik, Ebba

WAsP-ForestGALES: a merged tool for improved forest wind damage prediction

16:30-16:50

Albrecht, Axel

Testing correlations between modelled gust speed data and empirical storm damage

16:50-17:10

Gardiner, Barry

Modelling of wind damage to forests using artificial intelligence techniques

19:30: Conference Dinner

 

 

Thursday 20 July

SESSION 7a – Tree Biomechanics: 8:30-10:30

Time

Speaker

Title

8:30-8:50

MacFarlane, David

Tree architecture and wind resistance: influence from neighboring trees, or lack thereof

8:50-9:10

Newson, Tim

Numerical modelling of static tree pulling of a Norway Spruce tree

9:10-9:30

Nanko, Kazuki

Estimation of tree resistance to wind damage using segmented stem and voxelized canopy from terrestrial laser scanner data

9:30-9:50

Minamino (Hara), Ryoko

Variation in susceptibility to wind along the trunk of an isolated Larix kaempferi tree

9:50-10:10

Dean, Thomas

Static bending properties of longleaf pine and loblolly pine to corrobarate relative mortality rates due to high wind breakage

10:10-10:30

Newson, Tim

Buckling behavior of trees under self-weight loading

10:30-11:00: Coffee

SESSION 8a - Tree adaptation and Acclimation: 11:00-12:20

11:00-11:20

Telewski, Frank

Trait selection to improve windfirmness in trees

11:20-11:40

Bosc, Alexandre

Strains generated by chronic winds control the secondary aerial and root growth of Pinus pinaster

11:40-12:00

Moulia, Bruno

Wind acclimation and wind hazards as major drivers of the allometric shaping of trees though evolution

12:00-12:20

Marine Duperat

Effect of stand heterogeneity on changes in wind loading

12:20-13:40: Lunch

SESSION 7b – Tree Biomechanics: 13:40-15:00

13:40-14:00

Sebera, Václav

Tree stability assessed by pulling test accompanied with optical techniques

14:00-14:20

Bunce, Amanda

Driving factors of tree sway in temperate deciduous forests of the northeastern United States

14:20-14:40

Praus, Ludek

Identifiability of hidden defects in a mechanically loaded tree based on the full-field strain analysis

14:40-15:10: Coffee

SESSION 8b - Tree adaptation and Acclimation: 15:30-16:50

15:10-15:30

Constant, Thiéry

Disentangling the effect of mechanical stimulations in the tree growth response after thinning: first results of an experiment carried out in a beech stand.

15:30-15:50

Moulia, Bruno

Habituation to wind as a prime driver of wood production in forest trees

15:50-16:10

Van Bloem, Skip

Ethylene production in tropical dry forest trees after simulated hurricane treatments: A mechanism for basal sprouting

16:10-16:30

Skrzypczak, Tomasz

Flora Robotica : biomechanical stimulation in plants bio-hybrids

16:30-17:00: Conference Wrap Up by Barry Gardiner and Edward Patton

17:00: End of Conference