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Temporal and spatial validation of forest models

SNS Growth and Yield Researchers' Meeting

Nordic & Baltic growth and yield researchers' meeting is going to be held in Estonia on: 22- 23 September 2011.

Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering of Estonian University of Life Sciences is hosting the meeting and welcomes forest growth and yield researchers from Nordic and Baltic countries to have an open forum of discussion and to cover a wide range of knowledge and experience related to the workshop topic. The meeting will be held in parallel with the NOVA PhD course on Ecology and silviculture of multifunctional forestry.


The meeting will be held in Tartu, Estonia. Tartu can be reached by plane via Tallinn, or by train and bus. More detailed information in Accommodation and travelling.



21 September - arrival and registration
22 September - plenary sessions and poster session
23 September - field excursion
24 September - departure

Workshop on Thursday September 22

The workshop topic is: Temporal and spatial validation of forest models. e a. Hope your expertise can contribute to cover some of the workshop topics and objectives.

We invite oral and poster presentations in subtopics that are following the newest information in:

  • Extension of local or regional forest models
  • Forest models and changing human environment
  • Model comparison and validation
  • Temporal and spatial scaling of forest models

Fieldtrip on Friday September 23

The fieldtrip is planned to North-East of Estonia. We will have a bus trip to long-term research sites where the research is carried out to examine forest growth under changing environmental conditions.

Publication of workshop materials

Based on the presentations and topics discussed on the meeting we plan to prepare a paper collection to the journal of Forestry Studies. The reviews and case studies can be included.

Forestry Studies|Metsanduslikud Uurimused (founded in 1939) is a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences. Forestry Studies is abstracted and indexed in Elsevier BV / SCOPUS, Zoological Record, CAB Abstracts, Forest Products Abstracts, Forest Science Database, Agroforestry Abstracts, Plant Protection Database, Review of Agricultural Entomology, Plant Genetics and Breeding Database, Soil Science Database, BIOSIS Previews, AGRIS, DOAJ.

Scientific committee

Andres Kiviste, professor in Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering of Estonian University of Life Sciences
Jari Hynynen, senior researcher in the Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA)
Jens Peter Skovsgaard, professor in Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Hubert Hasenauer, professor in the Institute of Silviculture of University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Edmundas Petrauskas, associate professor in the Faculty of Forestry and Ecology of Lithuanian University of Agriculture
Janis Donis, researcher in the Latvian Forest Research Institute SILAVA
Paavo Kaimre, director of the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering of Estonian University of Life Sciences

Registration and contact

The online registration for contributions (oral or poster presentations) will be opened on the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering webpage in 01 March 2011until 30th of June 2011.

If having any further questions and suggestions for workshop agenda, contact Mr. Ahto Kangur: