IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress

Hello everyone,

I am really glad that I have been accepted to present a poster at the massive IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress! Since the huge number of work submitted to the conference, the competition must have been hard. I will present early height and radial growth models for Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and western hemlock regenerating tree as function of light availability, tree size and intra-regeneration competition. Stay in touch for a preview of my poster here!

Before the conference, I will be attending the summer school of the European Dendroecological Fieldweek, hosted in the remoteĀ Chalet-Refuge Les Trois Fours, Vosges Mountains, France.

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IUFRO Spruce 2015 Conference (2)

Hello everyone. Last August I attended the IUFRO conference on “Ecology, silviculture and management of spruce species in mixed forests” organized in Alberta. It was a very interesting event, with a high quality of participants: from silviculture to GIS and Remote sensing experts, from forest modelers to policy makers. I am proud to have made my contribution too, presenting the following poster:

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I am glad that my research is indeed progressing. The “take home” message from the poster is: Sitka spruce seedlings growth can be modelled as a function of light measured with hemispherical pictures. Data from very different forests (a larch forest with Sitka spruce regeneration and a pure spruce plantation) were consistent.

We considered the growth ratio (the ratio between the observed shoot leader growth and the potential growth of the same tree growing in full light) instead of the absolute leader growth: the results show that we can move forward with this approach!

Now it’s time to collect more data! I’ll keep you posted.