Agenda of the 12th Session of the Winter Forest School
at the Forest Research Institute
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FOREST ENVIRONMENT"
Sękocin Stary, 10–12 March 2020

 

DAY 1. (Tuesday, 10 March 2020)

 

09:00 – 11:00  

Registration of participants

 

Opening session

11:00 – 11:30 Inaugural addresses
11:30 – 12:00 Environmental and socio-economic aspects of forests
12:00 – 12:30 Effects of increasing heat and water shortage on forests in Central Europe
12:30 – 13:00 Biodiversity in forest ecosystems in light of climate change
13:00 – 13:30 Coffee break
13:30 – 14:00 An impact of climate changes on forest productivity
14:00 – 14:30 Climate change – myth or reality?
14:30 – 15:00 Discussion
15:00 – 16:00 Lunch

 

Part Ia. Forest protection

16:00 – 16:20 The scope and possibilities to prevent forest dieback in Poland in the context of climate change
16:20 – 16:40 Forest threats from insects under changing climate
16:40 – 17:00 Fungi as a threat and remedy for stands in the changing conditions of the forest environment
17:00 – 17:20 The utility of models for evaluation and prediction of the effects of climate change on forest pests
17:20 – 17:50 Discussion
19:00 Gala dinner (hotel Groman)

 

DAY 2. (Wednesday, 11 March 2020)

 

Part Ib. Forest protection

09:00 – 09:20 Forest fire protection systems in areas affected by natural disasters
09:20 – 09:40 Impacts of climate change on disease risk of game species
09:40 – 10:00 Animal populations under climate change
10:00 – 10:30 Discussion

 

BLOK II. Silviculture

10:30 – 10:50 The resource and climate change mitigation potential of European forests
10:50 – 11:10 Changes in forest tree species distribution in Poland – composition of new stands
11:10 – 11:30 The importance of thinnings in strengthening tree stands resilience and stability
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:20 Seed germination in changing climate
12:20 – 12:40 The need for new silvicultural strategies in the face of climate change
12:40 – 13:00 A model of tree stand composition of the Carpathian and Sudety forests in changing climate conditions
13:00 – 13:30 Discussion
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

 

Part III. Forest management planning

14:30 – 14:50 Carbon sequestration in pine tree stands – a chronosequence approach
14:50 – 15:10 Forest regeneration after natural disaster and exchange of carbon, water and energy – findings for forest practice
15:10 – 15:30 Challenges for forest management planning in the State Forests National Forest Holding under climate change
15:30 – 15:50 Forest productivity under changing site conditions and its implications for forest management
15:50 – 16:10 Cutting age in the context of tree stand stability under climate change
16:10 – 16:40 Discussion

 

Part IVa: Water management

16:40 – 17:00 Eurasian beavers - ecosystem services, management challenges and planning for co-existence
17:00 – 17:20 Impacts of climate change on forest swamps and possibilities of their protection
17:20 – 17:50 Discussion

 

DAY 3. (Thursday, 12 March 2020)

 

Part IVb: Water management

09:00 – 09:20 Water management planning in the context of climate change
09:20 – 09:40 The issue of soil drought in forests
09:40 – 10:00 Water management in forests in the context of climate change
10:00 – 10:30 Discussion

 

Part V. Forest management

10:30 – 10:40 An impact of climate changes on the forest environment - practical solutions based on the examples of the Regional Directorate of the State Forests in Radom
10:40 – 10:50 Monitoring of the effects of climate change in tree stands based on the examples of the Białowieża Forest
10:50 – 11:10 Effects of climate change to Polish forests. Public concerns and expectations
11:10 – 11:40 Coffee break
11:40 – 12:00 Expectations of the wood-processing industry regarding supply of wood in the context of climate change and its impacts on forests
12:00 – 12:20 Principles and legal instruments of climate protection law in relation to principles and instruments of forest management
12:20 – 12:40 Forest management image under ongoing changes in forests - challenges
12:40 – 13:00 Forest education in the context of climate change
13:00 – 13:30 Discussion
13:30 – 14:00 Conclusions from the 12th Session of the Winter Forest School
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch