Forest Seedling Root Development and Function for Reforestation and Restoration

Start Date: October 19, 2021
Location: Virtual

Tuesday, October 19 (PDT, UTC -7)

0800—0805 Day 1 Welcome
0805—0840 Root development and field establishment: effect of seedling qualitySteve Grossnickle, NurseryToForest Solutions, North Saanich, BC, Canada and co-author, Vladan Ivetić, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Forestry
0840—0915 Using the vacuum method to measure hydraulic conductance and vulnerability to cavitation of whole root systems of Douglas-fir seedlingsCarlos González Benecke, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
0915—0925 BREAK
0925—1000 Unearthing the hidden world of roots: competition belowground in a young tropical tree plantationKatherine Sinacore, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
1000—1035 Grass(stage) root movement to ensure future resilience of longleaf pine ecosystems…Douglas Aubrey, University of Georgia, Aiken, SC, USA

Wednesday, October 20 (PDT, UTC -7)

0800—0805 Day 2 Welcome
0805—0840 Mycorrhizal growth response of plants to inoculation diversity: a meta-analysis in woody and herbaceous speciesJiacun Gu, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
0840—0915 Continual adaptation of the ponderosa pine root system to its environmentAntonello Montagnoli, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
0915—0925 BREAK
0925—1000 Interactive effects of resources and ectomycorrhizal inoculation on pine seedling growthJennifer Bhatnagar, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
1000—1035 Seed development and seedling performance from drought-stressed, mature Norway spruce treesMarc Goebel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Thursday, October 21 (PDT, UTC -7)

0800—0805 Day 3 Welcome
0805—0840 Root morphology and physiology responses of two subtropical tree species to NH4+-N and NO3—N deposition in phosphorus-barren soilRui Zhang, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Zhejiang, China
0840—0915 Root system improvement and aboveground-belowground trait covarianceEhren Moler, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA
0915—0925 BREAK
0925—1000 Contribution of adventitious roots, site preparation and microsite selection to reforestation success in boreal ecosystemsNelson Thiffault, Natural Resources Canada, Sainte-Foy, QU, Canada
1000—1035 Seedling root development and architecture regulation through environmental conditionsAndrei Toca, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
1035—1110  Inter- and intra-specific competition moderates belowground nonstructural carbon storage in American chestnut (Castanea dentata)…Madeline Montague, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
1110—1120  Closing remarks