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Wednesday, April 19

Sala Mattarella - Palazzo dei Normanni

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12.00 - 13.30    Registration

13.30 – 14.00    Opening Ceremony

14.00 – 14.30    Conceptual Introduction Lecture:  Andreas Bolte, Palle Madsen, Mercy Afua Adutwumwaa Derkyi, John A. Stanturf - “Forest adaptation and restoration under global change - concept and status of an IUFRO Task Force”

Symposium 1  -  Forest restoration in Mediterranean climates (Europe / Other continents)

Chair: Andreas Bolte

14.30 - 14.55 Veronica Loewe Munoz, Gerardo Vadevenito, Manuel Acevedo, Marta Gonzalez, Susanna Benedetti, Eduardo Cartes, Ivan Quiroz - “Successful experiences of restoration of Mediterranean forests restoration in Chile, South America”
14.55 - 15.20 Roberto Mercurio - “Forest degradation, conservation and restoration in the Mediterranean Basin”
15.20 - 15.35 Bernard Prévosto, Jordane Gavinet, Catherine Fernandez
"Increasing diversity and resilience of Aleppo pine stands: thinning and introducing hardwood species"
15.35 - 15.50 Gianniantonio Domina, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Sebastiano Ciccarello
"Sustainable forest restoration of degraded relict forests in Sicily
15.50 - 16.05 Marta Puglisi, Patrizia Campisi, Maria Privitera, Maria Giovanna Dia, Giovanni Spampinato
"Bryophytes as ecological indicators in the beech woods of Sicily

Coffee Break open at any time

Symposium 1  -  Forest restoration in Mediterranean climates (Europe / Other continents)

Chair: Orazio Ciancio

16.05 - 16.30 Marco Marchetti – “Current processes affecting forests and challenges for forestry in mediterranean area”
16.30 - 16.55 Leonor Calvo, Elena Marcos, Victor Fernandez-Garcia, Jose Manuel Fernandez-Guisuraga, Susana Suarez-Seoane - “Resilience in Mediterranean forest after recurrent wildfires: the role of restoration”
16.55 - 17.10 Giovanni Quilghini, A. Bottacci
"Forest restoration in Tuscany : from the mountain to the sea
17.10 - 17.25 Fulvio Ducci, Roberta Proietti, Giovanbattista De Dato, Maria Cristina Monteverdi, Piero Belletti, Enrico Calvo
"Restoring oak populations: a study case of applied assisted migration applied on Quercus robur L. [Po valley, Italy]
17.25 - 17.40 Filippos Bantis, Kalliopi Radoglou, Wolfgang Brüggemann
"Differences in ecophysiological responses to seasonal drought of three co-existing oaks in northern Greece
17.40 - 17.55 Giovanni Spampinato, Rita Crisarà, Piergiorgio Cameriere, Carmelo Maria Musarella
"Phytotoponyms a tool to forest landscape analysis and its transformations. The case study of Calabria (Southern Italy).
17.55 - 18.10 Leonardo Nocentini, Massimiliano Tancredi Hajny
"Experiences on good standard density restoration in oak coppices

Coffee Break open at any time

18.10 – 21.00    Welcome Reception - Piazza Bologni "I Cucci - Bistrorante"

Thursday, April 20

Sala Martorana - Palazzo Comitini

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08.30 – 09.00    Registration & Poster session

Symposium 1  -  Forest restoration in Mediterranean climates (Europe / Other continents)

Chair: Donato Chiatante

09.00 - 09.25 Jordi Cortina, Alejandro Acebal, Antonio Aledo, Andreu Bonet, German Lopez, Guadalupe Ortiz - “Prioritization of restoration actions at a regional scale”
09.25 - 09.50 Derya Esen, Oktay Yildiz - “Forest restoration in the Mediterranean region of Turkey”
09.50 - 10.05 Franco Palla, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Anna Scialabba
Conservation of forest biodiversity in Sicily: contribution of the University of Palermo Germplasm Bank (Italy)
10.05 - 10.20 Yassina Amirat, Fazia Krouchi, Nadia Abdelkrim, Francois Lefevre, Arezki Derridj
Atlas cedar regeneration and structure at forest edges (Djurdjura nord-westerner, Algeria): role of microsite and anthropogenic disturbance.
10.20 - 10.35 Vera Lavadinovic, Vasilije Isajev, Ljubinko Rakonjac, Zoran Poduška
The importance of bioecological characteristics of white-bark pine (Pinus heldreichii Christ.) for the target seedling production
10.35 - 10.50 Federico Guglielmo Maetzke, Donato Salvatore La Mela Veca, Tommaso La Mantia, Emilio Badalamenti, Sebastiano Sferlazza
The use of species in plantations renaturalisation and reforestation in Sicily
10.50 - 11.05 Patrizia Campisi, Maria Giovanna Dia, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Giuseppe Venturella, Maria Letizia Gargano
The role of phanerogams and cryptogams in the recolonization of cork oak forests crossed by wildfire in Sicily
11.05 - 11.20 Idir Guechoud, Fazia Krouchi, Federico Vessella, Arezki Derridj
Analysis of Yew (Taxus baccata L.) participation to structural features of Atlas cedar forest stands at Chrea (Algeria)

11.20 – 11.45    Coffee Break - Poster session

Symposium 2  -  Scientific and technological advancements for a sustainable forest restoration

Chair: John Stanturf

11.45 - 12.10 Woodam Chung, Enrico Marchi - “Adaptation measures for sustainable forest operations”
12.10 - 12.25 Corrado Battisti, Alessandro Zocchi
Selecting surrogate species to improve experience of forest ecosystems in youngest nature-disconnected generations: a framework to select Experiential Key Species.
12.25 - 12.40 Abdelkader Bouahmed, Federico Vessella, Fazia Krouchi, Bartolomeo Schirone, Arezki Derridj
Predicting the current and future potential distributions of Cerdus atlantica in North Africa using Maxent
12.40 - 12.55 Veronica De Micco, Angela Balzano, Enrica Zalloni, Giovanna Aronne, Katarina Čufar, Paolo Cherubini
Wood responses to drought in Mediterranean forests: evidences from xylogenesis and functional wood traits in tree-ring series
12.55 - 13.10 Barbara Mariotti, Martina Cambi, Fabio Fabiano, Alberto Maltoni, Andrea Tani, Enrico Marchi
Effect of soil compaction on early growth of Quercus robur seedlings since germination

13.10 - 14.15    Lunch - Poster session

Symposium 2  -  Scientific and technological advancements for a sustainable forest restoration

Chair: Palle Madsen

14.15 - 14.40 Vladan Ivetic, Jovana Devetakovic - “Concerns and evidences on genetic diversity in planted forests”
14.40 - 15.05 Gianluca Piovesan, Alfredo di Filippo, Goffredo Filibeck, Irene Tunno, Scott Mensing - “The contribution of historical ecology to functional restoration: case studies from Apennines forests ”
15.05 - 15.20 Federico Vessella, Javier López-Tirado, Bartolomeo Schirone
Moving towards a definitive high-resolution map of cork oak in the Mediterranean Basin to restoration purposes
15.20 - 15.35 Giovanna Battipaglia, Paolo Cherubini, Veronica De Micco
Responses of water use efficiency to drought in Mediterranean forests: evidences from stable isotopes
15.35 - 15.50 Maria Letizia Gargano, Giuseppe Venturella
Mycoforestry in Sicily: a proposal to enhance the multifunctionality of the forests
15.50 - 16.05 Antonio Montagnoli, Mattia Terzaghi, Gabriella Stefania Scippa, Donato Chiatante
Adaptation and Restoration of Mediterranean Forests: the role of the hidden half
16.05 - 16.20 Maria Raffaella Ortolani, Massimiliano Marani, Avra Schirone, Gabriele Camillotti, Giampiero Ciaschetti, Teodoro Andrisano
"New approach of aerial seeding to restore Mediterranean mountains: a case of study in Parco Nazionale della Majella (Abruzzi, Italy)

16.20 - 17.00    Coffee Break - Poster session

Symposium 2  -  Scientific and technological advancements for a sustainable forest restoration

Chair: Vladan Ivetic

17.00 - 17.25 Kalliopi Radoglou - “Nursery production of wide variety forestry seedlings in order to enhance the biodiversity and the regeneration success in forest restoration”
17.25 - 17.40 Camilla Wellstein, Francesco Spada
Florogenetic origin explains forest resprouting capacity across topographical gradients in peninsular Italy
17.40 - 17.55 Mika Yoshida, Rin Sakurai, Hideo Sakai
Forest road planning and maintenance under climate change
17.55 - 18.10 Tatiana Marras, Camilla Wellstein, Domenico Ragno, Agnese Allegrini, Bartolomeo Schirone
The use of multipurpose species in forest landscape restoration. The case of Salento (Apulia, Italy)
18.10 - 18.25 Ugo Chiavetta, Gianluigi Mazza, Nicolò Camarretta, Paolo Cantiani, Isabella De Meo, Alessandro Paletto, Alessandra Lagomarsino
Use of terrestrial laser scanner to monitor structural and biometrical variables in degraded peri-urban forests
18.25 - 20.30 Round Table : Guidelines for Forest Adaptive Measures

Chair : Orazio Ciancio and Francesco Maria Raimondo

20.30    Buffet dinner - Palazzo Sant'Elia

Friday, April 21

Sala delle Lapidi - Palazzo delle Aquile

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08.30 – 09.00    Registration

Symposium 3  -  Political, social, and economical implications related to forest restoration activities

Chair: Kalliopi Radoglou

09.00 - 09.25 Davide Pettenella, Lorenzo Ciccarese, Aynur Mammadova, Caroline Sartorato – “Formal commitments on Zero forest degradation and on deforestation-free supply chain: an effective mean of forest protection?”
09.25 - 09.50 Eduardo Rojas Briales - “Opportunities for forest landscape restoration especially in dry lands”
09.50 - 10.05 Irene Koutseri, Anna Logotheti, Vassiliki Roumeliotou
Grazing as a conservation tool for priority habitat types in Prespa National Park and the case study of *9562 - Grecian Juniper Woods: philosophy, implications and opportunities

Coffee Break open at any time

Symposium 4  -  Forest restoration, landscape management, and ecosystem services

Chair: Catherine Collet

10.05 - 10.30 John A. Stanturf - “Anticipating climate change and transforming degraded forests: The billion hectare challenge”
10.30 - 10.55 Orazio La Marca, Monica Notarangelo, Nicola Moretti - “On the forest restoration times”
10.55 - 11.10 Alessandra Lagomarsino, Kalliopi Radoglou, Foteini Doukalianou, Alessandro Elio Agnelli, Gianluigi Mazza, Ugo Chiavetta, Isabella De Meo, Michail Orfanoudakis
Monitoring of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling in degraded forest after thinning intervention for ecosystem restoration and climate change mitigation
11.10 - 11.25 Giuseppe Pignatti, Gianni Faciotto, Giulio Sperandio, Stefano Verani
Eucalyptus plantations in Italy and forest rehabilitation: the way towards a sustainable management

11.25 - 14.30    Visit to Orto Botanico and Lunch

Symposium 4  -  Forest restoration, landscape management, and ecosystem services

Chair: Catherine Collet

14.30 - 14.55 Palle Madsen, Khosro Sagheb-Talebi, Ole Kim Hansen - “A new collaborative project on the Caspian forests of Iran: A gene pool for the adaptation of European forests?”
14.55 - 15.20 Lorenzo Ciccarese, Davide Pettenella - “From Afforestation and Reforestation to Forestoration, from Goods to Services. How Science and Society can shape the Transition”
15.20 - 15.35 Renzo Motta, Roberta Berretti, Pierpaolo Brenta, Fabio Meloni, Antonio Nosenzo, Pier Giorgio Terzuolo, Giorgio Vacchiano
Restoration and sustainable management of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) stored coppices in North Western Italy
15.35 - 15.50 Mohamed Fennane, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Mohamed Rejdali
Conservation of the biodiversity and sustainable restoration of cork oak Maamora forest (Morocco)
15.50 - 16.05 Martina Cambi, Francesca Giannetti, Davide Travaglini, Gherardo Chirici, Enrico Marchi
Assessing forest logging soils disturbance by multi-temporal analysis of ground high resolution model derived by Portable Laser Scanner and physical parameters sampling
16.05 - 16.30 Catherine Collet, Claudine Richter, Erwin Ulrich, Marieke Blondet - “Innovating forest plantation practices: science, technical development and knowledge exchange”
16.30 - 16.45 Francesco Spada
Geobotanical foundations and diversity patterns in the Mediterranean forests
16.45 - 17.00 Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, Marine Lovero, Valentine Pleiss, Pedro Regato Pajares, Alain Chaudron
"MEDFORVAL, the Mediterranean network of forested areas of high ecological value: restoration, protection or management of woodlands sites
17.00 - 17.15 Rafael Da Silveira Bueno, Daniel Garcia, Mauro Galetti, Tommaso La Mantia
Spatio-temporal patterns and drivers of secondary succession in a Mediterranean landscape
17.15 - 17.30 Cristina Salmeri, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Gianniantonio Domina
The contribution of forest restoration to the conservation of woody endangered species in Sicily
17.30 - 17.45 Dusan Danilo Jokanovic, Dragica Milan Vilotic, Vesna Milan Nikolic, Dragica Stankovic
Radial increment of Taxodium distichum from Veliko ratno ostrvo area (Belgrade-Serbia) at two different heights of the trunk
17.45 - 18.00 Valeria Tomaselli, Giuseppe Veronico, Cristina Tarantino, Palma Blonda
Mapping and monitoring in protected natural areas: the use of the FAO LCCS as an effective tool for habitat mapping and change detection

Coffee Break open at any time

Symposium 4  -  Forest restoration, landscape management, and ecosystem services

Chair: Bartolomeo Schirone

18.00 - 18.15 Roberto Greco, Maria Immacolata Marzulli, Manuela Persia, Patrizia Tartarino
Changes of Forest Communities surface in the Murge of Taranto (Puglia - Southern Italy) in the last 60 years
18.15 - 18.30 Javier López-Tirado, Federico Vessella, Pablo J. Hidalgo
Quercus suber L. in the Iberian Peninsula: ecological characteristics and cork exploitation
18.30 - 18.45 Said Lahssini, Mustapha Naggar, Said Moukrim
Toward sustainable forest management in Morocco: restoration, certification and regional program as cases
18.45 - 19.00 Pietro Minissale, Saverio Sciandrello
The coastal communities of Junipers in Sicily: conservation status and perspectives of management and restoration

19.00 - 20.00    Closing Ceremony

Poster session

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The posters will be exposed from 20 April - Thursday morning in a dedicated room of Palazzo Comitini to 21 April - Friday evening in the same room.

To access that room on Friday, attendees have to show their badge, so don't forget it! There will be not time for a poster session, so find your best time to visit them.

Your poster should fit within the following dimensions: - 100 cm tall - 70 cm wide

List of poster sessions:

1 Anna Dinella, Ingo Heinrich, Alfredo Di Filippo, Michele Baliva, Aldo Schettino, Giuseppe De Vivo, Gianluca Piovesan
The longevity and resilience of Pinus leucodermis Antoine: a long tree-ring chronology to investigate the Mediterranean climate
2 Carmelo Maria Musarella, Ana Cano Ortiz, José Carlos Piñar Fuentes, Sara Del Río, Carlos José Pinto Gomes, Giovanni Spampinato, Eusebio Cano
Analysis vegetation of Juniperus oxycedrus L. subsp. badia (H. Gay) Debeaxu microforests in the Iberian Peninsula: increasing their knowledge for a better restoration.
3 Tommaso La Mantia, Donato Salvatore La Mela Veca, Giulia Casamento, Angelo Dimarca, Giuseppe Giaramida, Giovanni Landini, Giuseppe Pace, Rafael Da Silveira Bueno
Strategies for the re-naturalization of reforestation: the case study of the Sicilian clay hills
4 Vasilije Isajev, Milan Mataruga, Rakonjac Ljubinko, Vera Lavadinovic, Aleksandar Lucic
Genetic variability of Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra Arnold) seedlings in response to water deficit and its importance to reforestation in arid terrain
5 Aurelio Angelini, Francesco Cancellieri, Renato Carella, Giuseppe Lo Paro, Vincenzo Piccione, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Salvatore Scuto
In defence of biodiversity and Mediterranean landscape: the “Carta dei Comuni custodi della macchia mediterranea”
6 Emilio Badalamenti, Olimpia Campo, Rafael Da Silveira Bueno, Martina Gallo, Donato Salvatore La Mela Veca, Salvatore Pasta, Giovanna Sala, Tommaso La Mantia
Vegetation dynamics within afforested coastal areas: regeneration by native species or invasion by alien species?
7 Jovana Devetakovic, Vladan Ivetic, Mirjana Sijacic-Nikolic, Jelena M. Aleksic
Nuclear and chloroplast variability of Ulmus laevis populations near Belgrade (Serbia): prospects for conservation
8 Marina Nonic, Mirjana Sijacic-Nikolic
Production of European beech cultivars by grafting on different rootstocks
9 Markus Hoehl, Andreas Bolte
Online survey on forest adaptation and restoration under global change - An approach to gathering expert knowledge and local experiences worldwide
10 Giorgos Varsamis, Petros Kakouros, Annita Logotheti, Theodora Merou
Is the use of seeds for the restoration of the Grecian Juniper Wood (Juniperus excelsa Bieb.) stands in the Prespa National Park a good practice?
11 Rachid Meddour, Radia Larbi, Ouahiba Meddour-Sahar
Dynamics and vulnerability of a mountain forest ecosystem: case of the Cedar forest of Tikjda (Djurdjura National Park, Algeria)
12 Sara Martelletti, Fabio Meloni, Renzo Motta, Michele Lonati, Marco Pittarello, Michele Freppaz, Andrea Paone, Massimiliano Ferrarato, Antonio Nosenzo
Effects of soil and plant species competition on sward restoration and plantations eight years after restoration
13 Saverio Sciandrello, Salvatore Brullo, Pietro Minissale, Carlo Prato, Giovanni Signorello, Giovanni Spampinato, Gianpietro Giusso Del Galdo
Woodlands of Sicily: biodiversity, conservation and future perspectives
14 Tommaso La Mantia, Mario Azzarello, Emilio Badalamenti, Angelo Dimarca, Domenico Fontana, Daniele Gucciardo, Salvatore Livreri Console, Elena Prazzi, Salvatore Tirrito, Paola Quatrini
Restoration practices in Mediterranean habitats using native woody species
15 Teodoro Andrisano
The Forest Portal of Majella National Park
16 Nadia Abdelkrim, Fazia Krouchi, Yassina Amirat, Francois Lefevre, Djaffer Aitsidhoum, Federico Vessella, Arezki Derridj
Synchronized masting across Atlas cedar forest patches of the Djurdjura
17 Paolo Cantiani, Isabella De Meo, Alessandra Lagomarsino, Maurizio Marchi, Alessandro Paletto
Analysis of the influence of the silvicultural treatments on ecosystem services in black pine (Pinus nigra J.F.Arnold) stands in Central Italy
18 Elisa Bianchetto, Paolo Cantiani, Ugo Chiavetta, Isabella De Meo, Alessandra Lagomarsino, Alessandro Paletto, Stefano Mocali, Silvia Landi, Elena Salerni
The role of forest management practices to increase the provision of forest ecosystem services: the experiences of two LIFE projects in Central Italy
19 Pietro Mazzola, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Vivienne Spadaro
Protection and conservation of the manna ash landscape in Sicily.
20 Francesco Maria Raimondo, Filippo Scafidi, Emilio Di Gristina
Sustainable use of Mediterranean forest resources: the collection and recycling of cork stoppers
21 Riccardo Boschetto, Carmela Cascone, Lorenzo Ciccarese, Piera Pellegrino, Valerio Silli
Forest restoration for disaster risk reduction. Success stories in Italy
22 Giuseppe Modica, Angelo Merlino, Francesco Solano
Sentinel-2 imagery for mapping Cork oak (Quercus suber L.) distribution in Calabria (Italy): capabilities and quantitative estimation for forest restoration activities
23 Ignazio Camarda, Antonello Brunu, Luisa Carta, Gabriella Vacca, Giuseppe Brundu
Main types of forest, macchia and garigues of Sardinian island
24 Anna Maria Mercuri, Assunta Florenzano, Paola Torri
Environment, human impact and the role of trees on the Po plain during the Middle and Recent Bronze Age: Pollen evidence from the Terramara of Santa Rosa di Poviglio (SUCCESSO-TERRA)