Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1

The Czech Republic - a new IPC member
Jan Weger, Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Czech Republic

Poplars and other fast-growing trees - renewable resources for future green economies
Matthias Dieter, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute
Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Germany

The reform of the International Poplar Commission (IPC) in light of modern forest policy requirements
Walter Kollert, Secretary of the International Poplar Comission, FAO, Italy

Plant remodeling in trees – breeding perspectives in poplar
Mathias Fladung, Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics, Germany

Advances in a willow (Salix spp) breeding program in Argentina for different wood applications
Teresa Cerrillo, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), EEA Delta del Paraná, Campana, Argentina  

Plenary Session 2

Sweden’s quest for renewable resources – an opportunity for growing poplars and willows
Martin Weih, Dept. of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU, Sweden

Bio-energy from poplar biomass under short rotations: full greenhouse gas balance, energy balance and environmental life cycle analysis
Reinhart Ceulemans, University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Research Group of Plant and Vegetation Ecology, Belgium

Short-rotation coppice (SRC) as a fuel hedge
Jan Grundmann, Energy Crops GmbH,  Germany

The role of the private sector in promoting the culturing of poplar and other fast growing tree species in India
Ramesh C. Dhimann, Wimco Seedlings unit of ITC PSPD, India 

Plenary Session 3

Introduction of the European Poplar Association (ProPopulus)
Pedro Garnica and Bernard Mourlan, PrPopulus, France

Importance of the plant microbiome for growth, health, and stress tolerance
Sharon L. Doty, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, USA

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products: Populus alba phenotyping and uptake
Erika Pierattini,  Institute of Life Sciences - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

The poplar in the urban environment - experiences with its use and usability in The Netherlands
Jitze Kopinga, Wageningen University and Reasearch centre, Netherlands