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Current Research at UC Berkeley webinar series

Forestry Brown Bag: A Lunch Webinar Series on Current Forest Science Research

Overview: In winter and spring 2013, we are offering a series of monthly webinars on current research topics in forestry and forest science.  The complete list of dates and topics are shown below. These webinars will commence at 12:00 PM and run for 40 minutes, with 20 minutes available for a question and answer session through a chat feature of the webinar software. Each session will end at 1:00 PM. We chose this time to allow you to participate in this over your lunch hour, making this a virtual luncheon seminar.

If you are interested, please register at: http://ucanr.edu/ucbresearch/ Once you have registered, we will send the link for the webinar to you, as well as other instructions for logging in. The goal of these programs is to present cutting edge research to professional foresters, landowners, policy makers, and organizations with an interest in forestry issues.

December 11th, 2012 - Dr. Matteo Garbelotto - "State of the knowledge on Sudden Oak Death and available treatment options". Read ahead:  Garbelotto et al 2007 Phosphite injections and bark applications to control SOD in coast live oak , Webinar recording.

January 28, 2013 – Dr. Scott Stephens – “The ecological effects of fuel treatments in US forests and how are we doing in the Sierra Nevada”. .

Read aheads: Stephens et al 2012 The Effects of Forest Fuel Reduction Treatment in the United States , Stephens et al 2012_CFSC Research Brief_Sept 2012 , North et al. 2012 Using Fire to Increase the Scale, Benefits and Future Maintenance of Fuel Treatments

February 25, 2013 – Dr. Kevin O’Hara – “Advances in multi-aged silviculture” References:

  • O'Hara, K. L.  1996.  Dynamics and stocking-level relationships of multi-aged ponderosa pine stands.  Forest Science 42(4): 1-34, Monograph 33.
  • O’Hara, K.L.  1998.  Silviculture for structural diversity: A new look at multiaged systems.  Journal of Forestry 96(7): 4-10.
  • O'Hara, K.L. 2001.  The silviculture of transformation: a commentary.  Forest Ecology and Management 151(1-3)81-86.
  • O'Hara, K.L.  2002.  The historical development of uneven-aged silviculture in North America.  Forestry 75(4): 339-346.
  • O'Hara, K.L., and R.F. Gersonde.  2004.  Stocking control concepts in uneven-aged silviculture.  Forestry 77(2): 131-143.
  • O'Hara, K.L. 2006. Multiaged forest stands for protection forests: concepts and applications. Forest Snow and Landscape Research 80: 45-55.
  • O’Hara, K.L., and L.M. Nagel. 2006. A functional comparison of productivity in even-aged and multiaged stands: A synthesis for Pinus ponderosa. Forest Science 52: 290-303.
  • O’Hara, K.L., H. Hasenauer, and G. Kindermann. 2007. Sustainability in multiaged stands: An analysis of long-term plenter systems. Forestry 80(2): 163-181.
  • Berrill, J.-P., and K.L. O’Hara. 2009.  Simulating multiaged coast redwood stand development: interactions between regeneration, structure, and productivity.  Western Journal of Applied Forestry 24(1): 24-32.

March 25, 2013 – Dr. Maggi Kelly – “Finding the trees in the forest: using light detection and ranging (lidar) for forest science and management. Maggi Kelly's webinar references , Webinar recording.

April 22, 2013 - Dr. Rob York - "Gap-based silviculture in mixed conifer forests"

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May 20, 2013 – Dr. Lynn Huntsinger – “California forest and rangeland owners values for the land”  Webinar Recording

June 17, 2013 - Dr. William Stewart - "A Carbon Calculator for Sustainable Forestry Operations." Webinar materialsWebinar Recording