Free Webinar – Wind Stability and Irregular Forest Stand Structures

Pro Silva Ireland’s UK counterparts, the Continuous Cover Forestry Group (CCFG), are offering Pro Silva Ireland members, and those interested in CCF, a chance to participate in a free webinar this month.

The webinar takes place on October 27 and will be presented by Dr Barry Gardiner, a senior researcher at the Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée (IEFC) in France, a researcher at the University of Freiburg, German, and an honorary research fellow at Forest Research UK.

This online event is hosted by CCFG and will feature a 30 minute presentation on the topic by Dr Gardiner, followed by a question and answer session for participants

Dr Gardiner has a particular interest in the different abiotic risks facing woodlands, with a research focus primarily on wind and snow damage. He has developed a forest wind/snow risk model that has been adapted for use in many countries. From 1987 to 2011 he worked at Forest Research in Scotland on wind risk to forests and the influence of forest management on timber quality.

From 2011 to 2015 he worked as a Senior Scientist at INRA Bordeaux on a 4-year scientific package entitled “Wind Damage to Forests in a Changing Climate: Impacts and Mitigation” and from 2016 to 2019 he worked as a senior researcher at the EFI Planted Forests Facility. He currently is working on various projects focused on multiple risks to forests and how to incorporate risk management into forest management practice.

Dr Gardiner is Associate Editor of Annals of Forest Science and Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, and Coordinator of IUFRO Group 8.03.06 “Impact of wind on forests”. He is an author on more than 100 scientific papers and has edited 3 books. He was awarded Docteur Honoris Causa de l’Université Laval de Québec in June 2016.

The webinar takes place on 27th October 2022 from 4pm – 5pm.

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