Concurrent Sessions A

Session 1A: Tree Improvement

Sources of variation in hybrid poplar biomass production throughout Michigan, USA

R. Miller, Michigan State University, Forest Biomass Innovation Center, Escanaba, Michigan, United States

Genetic improvement of poplar and prospects for poplar cultivation in Germany
M. Hofmann, Nordwestdeutsche Forstliche Versuchsanstalt, Abt. Genressourcen, Hann.  Münden, Germany

Evaluation of growth and bioenergetic potential of fast-growing trees (Populus and Salix) for short rotation plantation
N. Kutsokon, Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, NASU, Ukraine

Establishment of poplar plantations in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea Region
 A. Karacic, University, Uppsala, Sweden

Session 2A: Tree Improvement

Protoplast fusion based breeding of sterile polyploids in various poplar species - (presented by P. Welters)

N. Efremova, Phytowelt Green Technologies GmbH, Köln, Germany 

Case Study of Hybrid aspen, poplar and willow yields in five year rotation
D. Lazdina, LSFRI 'Silava', Salaspils, Latvia

Poplar breeding program in Argentina: 2013 comparative clonal trial network status
S. Monteverde, INTA, Campana, Argentina  

Flowering time genes influence biomass production in poplars
T. Brügmann, Thuenen-Institute of Forest Genetics, Grosshansdorf, Germany

Session 3A: Climate impact / pathogens
Session 4A: Physiology

Growth and physiology of Salix clones in response to drought and rewatering - (presented by S. Cortizo)

A. B. Guarnaschelli, Department of Vegetal Production, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Transpiration and water relations of four poplar genotypes under SRC - (presented by S. Vanbeveren)
A. Navarro, University of Antwerp, Belgium   

Valuation of some growth and functional responses of Salix clones in response to flooding - (presented by S. Cortizo)
F. D. Caccia, Department of Vegetal Production, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Session 5A: Production / Livelihoods

Mixed strategies for defense in willow; resistance and tolerance to herbivory under varying nutrient regimes

C. Glynn,  Department of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden  

Process based modeling to select optimal regional phenotypes for SRC willow to maximize resource use efficiency
B. Richard, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom   

A Salix spp. short rotation coppice system in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Effects of clonal composition, planting density and drip irrigation on biomass production
F. Achinelli, Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de Buenos Aires (CIC), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Grey alder (Alnus incana (L.) MOENCH.) – a complement to other fast-growing tree species in northern Europe
L. Rytter,  Forestry Research Institute of Sweden, Svalöv, Sweden

Session 6A: Productions

Wood Quality Research on Hybrid Poplar in Québec, Canada
A. Koubaa, Université du Québec an Abiti-Temiscamingue (CA)

Acid-catalyzed organosolv processing of short rotation coppice "poplar with bark" - a parametric study on yield and structure of sulfur-free lignin
V. Rohde, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Pfinztal, Germany

Growth patterns of several poplar clones for plywood production in Spain
J. Garnica, Bosques y Ríos SLU, Garnica Plywood, Spain      

Properties and utilization of selected fast growing tree plantation species for wood-based industries in the Philippines
R. Aggangan, Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Laguna, Philippines   

Concurrent Sessions B

Session 1B: Tree Improvement

Survival and growth analysis of aspen hybrid families in the Central Chernozem area of Russia

R. Tsareva, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Forest Genetics, Tree Breeding and Biotechnology, Voronezh, Russia  

Next generation tree biotechnology for biofuels and biomaterials - (presented by Georg von Wühlisch)
M. R. Ahuja, Zobel Forest Associates, New Paltz, NY, USA

Two Salix genotypes differ in their productivity when grown in monoculture and mixture
S. Hoeber,  Dept. of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU, Sweden

Improvement on poplars of the section Populus in Germany
M. Liesebach, Thuenen-Institute of Forest Genetics, Grosshansdorf, Germany

Session 2B: Tree Improvement

Towards a high and sustainable biomass production: the Salix Molecular Breeding Activities program (SAMBA)

A. C. Rönnberg-Wastljung, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden  

Production of diploid pollen in Populus by heat-induced depolymerisation of meiotic microtubule cytoskeletons
J. Wang, Forestry University, Beijing, China

Triploid poplars as a potential for breeding fast growing trees
H. Liesebach, Thuenen-Institute of Forest Genetics, Grosshansdorf, Germany

Wood and tree-ring anatomical traits for phenotyping poplar cultivars
M. Meyer, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany   

Session 3B: Pathogens

A histological and biochemical comparison of resistant and susceptible Populus genotypes inoculated with Sphaerulina musiva

N. Abraham, North Dakota State University, Plant pathology NDSU, Fargo, ND, United States  

Testing pathogenicity of Sclerotium rolfsii causing leaf spot of poplar
S. Rawat, Forest Pathology Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India

Session 4B: Physiology / Agroforestry

Introducing trees into cultivated fields to reduce the French shortage of poplar wood: Agroforestry and wood quality

R. Marchal, CIRAD, RU BioWooEB, Montpellier, France

Poplar and black locust yields from short rotation coppice hedgerows in an alley cropping system
J. Mirck, Department of Soil Protection and Recultivation, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany 

Biomass production in an improved sustainable mixed short-rotation woody cropping of Populus-hybrids and Robinia pseudoacacia
J. Rebola-Lichtenberg, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany

Proposed management for willow agrosilvopastoral systems in the delta of the Paraná River (Argentina)
E. Casaubon, INTA Delta de Paraná, Argentina

Session 5B: Livelihoods / Economics

Poplar in the Kyrgyz Republic

N. Chyngozhoev, Forest Research Institute of the National Academy of Science, Kyrgysztan   

How poplar (Populus deltoides) based agroforestry transformed weak rural economy to prosperous green economy in north India?
M. S. Haque, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, India   

Production potential and impact of wood market fluctuations on plantation trend of exotic poplar (Populus deltoides) in India - (presented by G. v. Wühlisch)
K. B. Bangarwa, Department of Forestry, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana), India   

The journey of poplar cultivation under agro-forestry in India - responding to drivers of change
G. Ahuja Kumar, Indian Forest Service, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Managing Director, Forest Development Corporation Ltd., Haryana State, India  

Session 6B: Reclamation / Phytoremediation

Poplar for environmental restoration: Physiological and molecular approaches for heavy metal and organic molecules

L. Sebastiani, Institute of Life Sciences - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy   

Using native balsam poplar (Poplar balsamifera) for reclamation in the oil sands region of north-eastern Alberta, Canada
B. Thomas, University of Alberta, Department of Renewable Resources, Alberta, Canada   

Establishment of hybrid poplar for surface mine reclamation in the southern coalfield of West Virginia, USA
R. Zalesny, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies, Rhinelander, WI, United States 

Willow afforestation for quarry rehabilitation in Rio Negro Valley, Argentina
E. R. Thomas,  Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), EEA Alto Valle, Río Negro, Argentina

Concurrent Sessions C

Session 1C: Tree Improvement

Widening of genetic base of Populus deltoides in India through hybrid clone development

A. Kumar, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun, India

Reproduction of Populus intersectional hybrid by means of ovule microcultures
A. Ghamari Zare, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Tehran, Iran

Session 2C: Genomics

The SWEET gene family in Populus: evolution, expression patterns, and contribution to secondary growth

M.-Z. Lu, State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding, Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China 

The analysis of gene expression profile in Salix under salt stress
J. Zhou, Department of Tree Genetics and Breeding, Jiangsu Academy of Forestry, China   

ISAP (Inter-Sine Amplified Polymorphism) – a retrotransposon-based marker system for identification of varieties, clones and accessions of poplar
A. Kögler, Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Science, Institute of Botany, Chair of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Germany   

Intra-specific variation in poplar drought responses
A. Polle, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Büsgen-Institut, Abteilung Forstbotanik und Baumphysiologie, Germany  

Session 3C: Pathogens / Insects

Poplar clones in Latvia: Juvenile growth and fall frost damages - (presented by K. Makovskis)

S. Senhofa, LSFRI ʻSilava’, Salaspils, Latvia   

Plant decline etiology in poplar short-rotation coppices
N. Anselmi, DIBAF University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy   

Poplar clones differ in their resistance against insect feeding
H. Schröder, Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics, Germany 

Importance and management of the red poplar leaf beetle (Chrysomela populi L.) in short-rotation coppices (SRC): an overview
R. Georgi, TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Professorship of Forest Protection, Germany   

Session 4C: Agroforestry

Fast-growing tree culture outside forest: experiences from India
D. Kumar, Silviculture Division, Forest Research Institute, P.O. New Forest, India 

Biomass estimation models and allometry changes in a short rotation coppice poplar plantation in the North of Spain - (presented by N. O. Rodriguez)
J. Valbuena-Castro, Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute, UVa-INIA, Madrid, Spain

A pilot study of poplar plantations optimal rotation period and its growth dynamics under different planting densities
B. Hjelm, Dept. of Crop production Ecology, Swedish Univ. of Agriculture Science, Uppsala, Sweden

Session 5C: Economics

Social poplar plantations of Balykchy Forest Service
K.M. Zhantaev, State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry, Kyrgyz Republic

Poplar plantation - a boon to rural livelihoods and ecological restoration in north India
S. K. Sharma, Geography and Environmental Science Department, Carman Residential and Day School, India  

Populus deltoides financial maturity (case study: Kurdistan province, western Iran)
K. Adeli, Forestry Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of  Lorestan, Iran

Economic analysis tool for SRWC-based feedstock production in the Southeastern U.S.A. - (presented by D. Hazel)
S. Ghezehei, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, USA

Session 6C: Reclamation / Phytoremediation

The effectiveness of poplar and willow trees in reducing erosion on pastoral slopes in New Zealand

I. McIvor, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand   

Study on growth parameters of poplar trees irrigated with municipal wastewater in south of Tehran-Iran
A. Salehi, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran   

Treated wastewater use in forest plantations in north Patagonia, Argentina - (presented by E. R. Thomas)
C. Tucat, Medanito s.a., Argentina  

Selection and use of native willow clones for reclamation in forest ecosystems impacted by elevated salt levels
R. Krygier, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Alberta, Canada

Concurrent Sessions D

Session 1D: Tree Improvement

Geo-climatic gradient shapes functional trait variations in Salix eriocephala

R. Soolanayakanahally, Saskatoon Research and Development Centre, Saskatoon, Canada  

Evaluation of improved willow in north Patagonia, Argentina
E. R. Thomas, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Río Negro, Argentina

Testing of native willows for SRC on agricultural land
 J. Weger, Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Průhonice, Czech Republic 

Production of new clones of cricket bat willow (Salix alba) for fast growth and quality timber
S. A. Gangoo, SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Ganderbal, Kashmere-India

Session 2D: Genomics

SSR based DNA fingerprinting and genetic diversity analysis of 92 poplar cultivars in China
J. Hu, Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China  

Metabolomic responses of down-regulated p-coumaroyl quinate/shikimate 3’-hydrolase (C3’H) and cinnamate 4-hydrolase (C4H) genes in the lignin biosynthetic pathway of Eucalyptus urophylla x E. grandis with reduced recalcitrance
T. Tschaplinski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States

Session 3D: Insects

The power of poplar odor- how we can help poplars to fight back - (presented by St. Schütz)

M. Kazic, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Forstzoologie und Waldschutz, Germany   

Olfactory navigation of sawflies (Nematus spec.) as a device for hazard analysis of different practically relevant poplar varieties in short rotation coppice
K. Manthe, Universitiy of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulure and Forestry, Germany   

Management of poplar defoliator: Clostera cupreata through herbal approach - (presented by A. Tomar)
R. Sehrawat, Forest Research Institute, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), India

Session 4D: Production

Results from six years of the joint research project PROLOC – clone-site interaction and yield dynamics after two rotation cycles

C. Stiehm, Northwest German Forest Research Institute – Department C Forest Genetic Resources, Germany  

Development of poplar clones for SRC in an EU-wide trial
D. Glas, Bavarian Institute for forest seeding and planting (ASP), Germany  

Influence of two contrasting planting systems and weeding regimes on willow performance under field conditions
M. Welc, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Crop production Ecology, Sweden 

Success factors for short rotation plantation projects - framework conditions, business models and case studies in Europe
M. Weitz, Lignovis GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

Session 5D: Energy

Woodfuels as alternative source of energy in rural and urban areas in the Philippines

R. Aggangan, Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippines

Bio-ethanol from hemicellulose wastes of ligno-cellulosic biomass  – a sustainable future bio-refinery prospect - (presented by D. Kumar)
P. K. Gupta, Cellulose and Paper Division, Forest Research Institute (Indian Council of Forest Research and Education), Iran   

How to run a biomass group-heating on SRC basis
H.-G. von Engelbrechten, agraligna GmbH, Germany   

Subsurface drip irrigation in poplar bioenergy systems: biomass production and economic evaluation in Mediterranean climate
P. Paris, CNR-Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale (IBAF), Italy

Session 6D: Phytoremediation

Phytoremediation of river sediments with the use of poplars and willows
A. Pilipovic, University of Novi Sad - Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment, Serbia  

Effects of heavy metals and mycorrhizal fungi on growth and nutrient status of Populus alba x glandulosa
N. Aggangan, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines