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October 5th, Tuesday

8:15-9:00 Registration

Opening session

Chair: Elena Paoletti

Elena Paoletti

Chair COST Action FP0903

The COST Action FP0903

Lucio di Cosmo

CRA-MPF & Italian Forest Service

Italian forests: an overview from the National Forest Inventory

Session 1 - Availability and evaluation of monitoring data at forest sites in Europe

Chair: Nicholas Clarke

Nicholas Clarke

Chair WG1 COST FP0903, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (Norway)

Availability and evaluation of monitoring data: problems and opportunities

Wenche Aas

NILU (Norway)

Differences between European monitoring networks regarding quality control, availability and data access policies for measurements on atmospheric composition

Marco Ferretti

Chairman QA Committee of ICP Forests, TerraData environmetrics (Italy)

To what extent can we rely on ecological monitoring and research data?


10:30-11:00 Coffee break (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 1 - continuation

Chair: Nicholas Clarke

Daniel Zlindra

Slovenian Forest Institute (Slovenia)

Harmonisation of forest monitoring: a case study with deposition samplers

David Leaver

NitroEurope Data Centre Manager, CEH Edinburgh (UK)

A new database for time-series monitoring data: the NitroEurope approach

David Simpson

EMEP MSC-W (Sweden)

Biosphere-atmosphere exchange in the EMEP chemical transport model. Experience and issues

Natalie Cools

INBO (Belgium)

Availability and evaluation of European forest soil monitoring data

Allan Legge

Biosphere Solutions (Canada)

Monitoring the Boreal Forest in Athabasca Oil Sands Region of Northeastern Alberta, Canada


12:30-14:00 Lunch (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 1 - continuation

Chair: Giorgio Matteucci

Giada Bertini

CRA-SEL (Italy)

Forest growth and climate change. Evidences from the ICP-Forests intensive monitoring in Italy

Cecilia Akselsson

Lund University (Sweden)

Do soils and water recover from acidification in Swedish forests? Long-term trends in soil water chemistry and possible effects of climate change

Lars Högbom

Skogforsk-Uppsala (Sweden)

Nitrate losses following final felling in Sweden

Sofie Hellsten

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)

Wind -throw caused increased concentrations of nitrate in forest soil water in southern Sweden

Per Erik Karlsson

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)

Dry deposition of inorganic nitrogen to a surrogate surface – implications for estimating the total nitrogen deposition to coniferous forests in Sweden


15:30-16:00 Coffee break (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 1 - continuation

Chair: Giorgio Matteucci/Nenad Potocic

Sofia Leal 

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa (Portugal)

Study of tree rings as climatic indicators in Portugal

Zane Libiete-Zalite

Latvia State Forest Research Institute „Silava” (Latvia)

Potential use of Latvian forest monitoring data for the study of climate change and air pollution impact on forest ecosystems

Session 1 – Short presentations

Pierre Sicard

ACRI-S (France)

Annual and seasonal trends for ambient ozone concentration and its Impact on Forest Vegetation in Mercantour National Park (South-eastern France) over the 2000-2008 period

Ana de la Cruz


Litterfall production and nutrients in intensive monitoring Level II plots (Spain)

Raitis Rieksts-Riekstins

Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” (Latvia)

Long term tree breeding trials as tool to monitor tree responses to climate changes

Ana Luísa Luz

Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Portugal)

Stages of tree ring development along one cycle of cambial activity

October 6th, Wednesday

Session 2 - Scientific gaps and modelling

Chair: Rainer Matyssek

Sebastian Gayler

University of Tuebingen (Germany)

Modelling the effect of resource availability on carbohydrate allocation to defence-related metabolism in plants. An approach based on experimental results and theoretical considerations

Carlo Calfapietra

IBAF-CNR (Italy)

Interactions between Volatile Organic Compounds emitted from vegetation and tropospheric ozone

Mikhail Sofiev

Chair COST ES0603 (Finland)

On chemical and biological air quality: experience of COST-ES0603

Frits Mohren

Vice Chair COST FP0603 (The Netherlands)

Modelling air pollutant effects on tree growth


10:20-11:00 Coffee break (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 2 - continuation

Chair: Rainer Matyssek

Juha-Pekka Tuovinen

Vice Chair COST FP0903, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)

Modelling ozone fluxes: can we validate the models?

Pierre Dizengremel

EEF INRA/UHP Nancy Université (France)

Improving the determination of the effective ozone flux in tree leaves for issuing a sub-model to be integrated in models predicting ozone risks to forest ecosystems

Rocío Alonso

CIEMAT (Spain)

Modelling stomatal ozone fluxes to Holm oak forests

Stanislaw Cieslik

JRC, Ispra (Italy)

A balloon borne probe to study gas exchange between air and vegetation

Gerhard Wieser

Vice Chair WG2 COST FP0903, BWF, Innsbruck (Austria)

High elevation forest soil CO2 efflux in a changing environment


12:30-14:00 Lunch (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 2 - continuation

Chair: Gerhard Wieser

Patrick Schleppi

WSL Birmensdorf (Switzerland)

Interactions between the N and C cycles in forests and how does the atmosphere chemistry impact forest ecosystems

Teis Mikkelsen

Chair WG3 COST FP0903, Risø DTU (Denmark)

Is methane released from the forest canopy?

Hojka Kraigher

COST FP0803, Slovenian Forestry Institute (Slovenia)

Belowground complexity

Wim de Vries

Alterra – Wageningen University and Research centre (the Netherlands)

Combining empirical research and model approaches to assess long-term impacts of changes in nitrogen deposition and climate on tree carbon sequestration in Europe

Michal V. Marek

CzechGlobe, Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)

Environmental limits of the biological carbon pumping by the forests


15:30-16:00 Coffee break (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 2 - continuation

Chair: Pavel Cudlin

Andrew Weatherall

University of Cumbria (UK)

Tracing carbon and nitrogen from stem injected trees into forest ecosystems

Marie Dury

Université de Liège (Belgium)

Response of the European forests to extreme climatic events predicted for the 21st century: sensitivity to climate models and their variability

Anu Sõber

University of Tartu (Estonia)

How combined changes in air humidity and temperature affect xylem flux and growth of fast-growing deciduous trees?

Daniela Famulari

CEH Edinburgh (UK)

NH3 release through a forest canopy: an agro-forestry experiment


Session 2 – Short presentations

Alessandra de Marco

ENEA Casaccia (Italy)

The forest contribution to the Italian total nitrogen budget

Didier Le Thiec

UMR 1137 EEF INRA/UHP Nancy Université (France)

Vulnoz a french research project: Vulnerability to ozone in anthropized ecosystems. Which risks for 2020-2030?

Yasutomo Hoshika

The University of Tokyo ( Japan)

Stomatal conductance modeling of deciduous trees for ozone risk assessment in Japan

Akihiro Ishimura

The University of Tokyo (Japan)

Remote sensing of Japanese beech forest decline using water deficit index (WDI)

Chris Eastaugh

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria)

Incorporating management history into forest growth modeling

Anu Sõber

University of Tartu (Estonia)

Launching experiment FAHM (Free air humidity manipulation)


October 7th, Thursday

Session 3 - Towards supersites

Chair: Teis Mikkelsen

Richard Fischer

PCC of ICP Forests, Vice Chair WG3 COST FP0903, vTI – Institute for World Forestry (Germany)

The ICP Forests monitoring programme – sites, protocols and links to other Transnational Networks

Andreas Ibrom

Risø DTU (Denmark)

NitroEurope forest supersites

Lars Lundin

Chair of ICP IM (Sweden)

Monitoring programme and sites of the ICP integrated monitoring programme and its links to other transnational networks

Michael Mirtl

Chair of LTER, Federal Environment Agency (Austria)

Distributed Long-term Ecosystem Research Network LTER-Europe – a major European research infrastructure comprising forested supersites


10:20-11:00 Coffee break (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 3 - continuation

Chair: Teis Mikkelsen

Timo Vesala

Chair COST ES0804, University of Helsinki (Finland)

ABBA - Advancing the integrated monitoring of trace gas exchange between biosphere and atmosphere

Arnaud Carrara

Fundación CEAM (Spain)

A high level ecosystem monitoring station in Spain

Matthias Dobbertin

WSL Birmensdorf (Switzerland)

Linking different long-term research and monitoring sites and establishing common protocols that are open for new developments– experiences from Switzerland

Ovidiu Badea

ICAS (Romania)

Existing long-term monitoring networks in Romanian forests


12:20-14:00 Lunch (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 3 - continuation

Chair: Richard Fischer

Dario Papale

DISAFRI, University of Tuscia (Italy)

The eddy covariance networks in Europe for forest carbon exchange monitoring

Giorgio Matteucci

Vice Chair WG1 COST FP0903, CNR–ISAFOM (Italy)

Integrating monitoring and research: examples and results from a "supersite" in a beech forest in Central Italy

Rastislav Jakuš

Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia)

Link from monitoring plots to GIS and remote sensing based disturbance modelling: TANABBO approach

Panagiotis Michopoulos

Forest Research Institute of Athens (Greece)

Effects of CO2 enrichment on trees and intensively monitored plots:  research needs in view of future ecosystem studies


15:10-16:00 Coffee break (Room Arangio Ruiz)


Session 3 - continuation

Chair: Richard Fischer


Round table


Discussion and conclusions


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