NordGen Forest Conference 2020

“Let history meet future”
– 50 years of knowledge and exchange, to ensure the best Nordic forests for the future climate

Place: Norwegian Forest Museum, Elverum, Norway
Time: 16 – 17 September 2020

The forest section of the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre – NordGen Forest and partners are happy to invite you to the Nordic forest conference in September 2020. NordGen Forest (previously named “Nordisk skogbruks frø- og planteråd”, NSFP) turns 50 years this year. The conference will be a celebration of the anniversary and our joint Nordic efforts, and at the same time enable visions for the future and knowledge exchange.

NordGen Forest is a Nordic body dedicated to forest regeneration, plants, seed and genetic resources. We are a forum for researchers, practitioners and forest managers, connecting people in conferences and thematic days, as well as through our information and public awareness work.

Presentations will be held in English and the conference is open to a wide Nordic audience. Please register your participation before 1 August 2020.

NordGen Forest Conference 2020

“Let history meet future”
– 50 years of knowledge and exchange, to ensure the best Nordic forests for the future climate

Information

Time
From Wednesday September 16th 2020 at 08:30
To Thursday September 17th 2020 at 17:00
Deadline
Saturday August 1st 2020 at 16:00
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NordGen Forest Conference 2020

Place: Norwegian Forest Museum, Elverum, Norway
Time: 16 – 17 September 2020

 

  • 16 September

  • 08:30

    Registration and coffee

  • 09:30

    Welcome speeches

  • 10:15

    Short historic overview (1970-2020)

  • 10:45

    From research to practice – shaping the Nordic forests

    • Deployment recommendations for Scot pine and Norway spruce in the Nordic region,
      Mats Berlin, Skogforsk
    • Developments and innovation in Nordic breeding,
      Arne Steffenrem, NIBIO
    • Transnational assisted seed transfer to support forest adaptation in Central Europe (the European SUSTREE project),
      Silvio Schüler, Austrian Research Center for Forests

  • 12:00

    Lunch

  • 13.00

    Young people at the scene

  • 13:40

    Trees for future needs and changing climate

    • The future tree – new uses of forest (TBD)
    • The perfect tree species – health challenges within climate change,
      Edda Sigurdís Oddsdóttir, Skógræktin/Icelandic Forest Service

    Coffee break (14:25 – 14:55)

    • Alternative tree species - strategies for mixed stands,
      Palle Madsen, InNovaSilva
    • Genetic aspects in production and use of forest reproductive material - Key points to the Nordic audience,
      Katri Himanen, Luke
    • Gene resource conservation in Europe and in the Nordic region,
      Tor Myking, NIBIO

  • 16:00

    Science for the future

    Short presentations by young Nordic researchers

    (funded by SNS and Föreningen Skogsträdsförädling)

  • 17:15

    Poster session and closing

    Included visits in the Norwegian Forest Museum

  • 19:30

    Anniversary Dinner

  • 17 September

  • 08:30

    Field trip - Bus transport Elverum – Biri – Hamar – Elverum/Gardermoen

    Sites and topics to be developed:

    • Biri breeding centre
    • Nursery, Skogplanter Øst-Norge
    • Regeneration of pine (Pinus sylvestris)
    • Managed birch stand
    • Epigenetics 

     

    • Closing of the conference

We recommend that you book your accomodation at one of the following hotels in Elverum:

Single room NOK 1190,- and double room 1390,-.

Scandic Central

Scandic Elgstua

All rooms can be booked  up to 31 July. Rooms that are not reserved with names will be canceled