Programme

Participant list of the Annual Conference (updated 02 October, 2008)

Wednesday 17 September

15:00-19:00        EFIMED Business Meeting - has no registration fee and it is open to all interested

Thursday 18 September      

9:00-16:00 

EFI 2008 Annual Conference  ( programme)
  (only for EFI members and invited observes)

13:00    

Group photograph and lunch

Dialogue session:

14:45                

FP7 by W. Förster, Association of European Fibre and Paper Research Organisations (EFPRO), presentation

15:05

The latest news of the FTP, A. Kleinschmit von Lengefeld (FTP), presentation, summary

15:20

Forest Fires by Y. Birot, EFIMED, presentation

15.40

Flegt Project by I.Tikkanen, EFI, presentation

16:00

Discussion in 3 groups facilitated by the speakers and their teams.

17:00-18:00        

Poster session of the Scientific Seminar  - abstracts

19:00    

Conference dinner at "Ristorante S. Francesco" Via del Duomo, Orvieto


Friday 19 September

Scientific Seminar- Adaptation of Forest Landscape to Environmental Changes

09:00                   Welcome addresses


09:30-13:30       Keynote presentations

  • Gene flow and landscape structure in relation to management and climate change - R. Smulders pdf.
  • Agroforestry systems, biomass prodution and landscape quality - F. Sinclair, Bangor University, United Kingdom  pdf.
  • The role of forest landscape for carbon mitigation in Europe - R. Valentini pdf.
  • EC activities on monitoring the status and trends of forests and landscape in Europe - J. San - Miguel - Ayanz
  • The social value of forests: Concepts, results and implications - B. Kriström, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden pdf.
  • Forest and tourism: economic evaluations and management features under sustainable multifunctionality -  G. Gios pdf.

13:30-14:30        Lunch

16:30-17:00        Coffee

14:30-18:30        Parallel Sessions


Session 1 -  Forest Biology for a multifunctional approach to landscape: trees for timber, biomass and environmental remediation - Abstracts

  • Carbon sequestration at Urbìon Moderl Forest (Spain) - F. Bravo, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Interactions between Volative Organic Compounds emitted from vegetation and tropospheric ozone - C. Calfapeitra, CNR-IBAF, Italy
  • Salicaceae for phytoremediation: molecular and physiological markers for environmental pollution tolerance in fast growing forest trees - M. Gaudet, Universitá degli studi della Tuscia, Italy
  • Prospecting and collection fo the accessions of wild rose (Rosa canina) in Tunisia and Conservation ex-situ - H. Sebei, Ministry of Agriculture, Tunisia
  • Early silvicultural practices on stone pine ( Pinus pinea L.) Stands: effect on growth and fruiting process - R. Calama, CIFOR-INIA, Spain
  • Regional variations in wildfire preference for land cover types in the Mediterranean region: how to manage forest landscpaes to minimize fire hazard - F.Moreira, Institute of Agronomy, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Afforestation of arbale lands in Italy with Mixed Hardwoods Plantations: productive and environmental benefits in terms of water use economy - P. Paris, CNR-IBAF, Italy                   


Session 2 - Innovative tools for monitoring and planning the rural and forest landscape

  • Analysis of the impact of landscape fragmentation on forest vulnerability and resilience - M. Marchetti,
  • The role of satellite images and landscape indicators as tools for landscpape analysis and monitoring: A case study from Lagadas County, Greece - Sidiropoulou A.
  • Scots pine and Norway spruce growth trends in North-West Russia as indicator of forest landscape adaptation to environmental changes - A. Alekseev, Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy, Russia
  • The impact of the recent climate change on forest stand productivity along an altitudinal gradient in Central Italy - G. Piovesan
  • Assessment of drought effects on Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris L.) using Remote Sensing in the Southern French Apls - Thabeet A.
  • Ecological restoraton of Mediterranean landscapes: analysis tools for selecting priority areas at regional scale - A. Barbati, University of Tuscia, Italy
  • Assessing fire risk for enhanced forested landscape analysis and planning in Portugal - J.G. Borges, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal
  • The landscape aesthetic value in assessing forest multifunctionality: a case study on a chestnut forest - L. Venzi



 Session 3 - Ecosystem services and tourism: how to pay for landscape sustainability

  • Classifying forest goods and services in view of designing appropriate policy instruments - I. Prokofieva, Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), Spain
  • Economic valuation of non-use services of old growth forest resources: application of CVM to the Biryah Forest - N. Becker, Tel-Hai College, Israel
  • Assessing multiple forest ecosystem services: a multicriteria approach - R. D. Cóndor
  • Ecosystems services and landscape utilisation in moutainous north Pindos - A. Giannakopoulou
  • Payments for Forest Environmental and Social Services: organisational models and realted experiences in Italy - P. Gatto, Department of Agro-forestry Systems and Land Use, University of Padova, Italy
  • Valuing goods and services multi-production in a Mediterranean mountain range landscape - S. Roig- Gómez, CIFOR-INIA, Spain
  • Economic valuation of Mediterranean forest related tourism: A Greek CVM case study - V. Kazana, Technological Educational Insitute of Kavala at Drama, Greece
  • Innovative tools for the development of regional markets for sustainable tourism: the case study of the Mount Grappa - P. Gatto, Department of Agro-forestry Systems and Land use, University of Padova,  Italy
  • Sustainable development of tourism in harmonization with porfitability of the economy and conservation of ecosystem in Albania - A. Jupe, Agrucultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Forestry Science, Albania


Saturday 20 September

Field trip


Updated programme will be available later.