(tentative, subject to change)
Schedule (PDF, 57 kb)

The meeting has been approved by SAF for 5.5 category 1 CFE credits for each day, plus 4 category 1 credits for the optional field tour.

Monday, 5/14
6:00 – 8:00 Reception
Sponsored by IN Society of American Foresters
Tuesday, 5/15
7:30 – 9:30 Registration
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Announcements
Plenary (Duke E/W)
8:45 – 9:30 The Promise and Peril of Emerging Technologies for Forest Sciences in the 21st Century
Brady Hardiman, Purdue University
9:30 – 10:15 The Increasing Importance of Humidity in Determining Tree Response to Drought
Kim Novick, Indiana University – Bloomington
10:15 – 10:45 BREAK
Zebendon W Cook Group W
10:45 – 11:10 Impacts of Disturbance Intensity on Functional Diversity in Appalachian Hardwood Forests Preliminary Report on Red Oak Improvement at Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
11:10 – 11:35 The Effect of Prescribed Fire and Group Shelterwoods on Acorn-Rodent Interactions: Implications for Oak Regeneration Genomic Analysis of Chestnut Identifies Numerous Targets Related to Restoration Success
11:35 – 12:00 Characterizing Effects of Prescribed Fire on Forest Canopy Cover in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Additive and Interactive Effects of Midstory Removal and Herbivore Exclusion for Growth and Survival of Underplanted Northern Red Oak
12:00 – 1:15 LUNCH
(Duke E/W)
1:15 – 1:40 Evaluating Value Impacts of End of Rotation Prescribed Fire in Hardwood Forests Analysis of Post-flood Survival Rates for Spring Planted Seedlings of Six Missouri Oak Species
1:40 – 2:05 In-Woods Utilization Losses Associated with Wildfire Exposures in a Central Appalachian Forest When You’re Isolated, Neighborliness Matters:  Seed Orchards, Gene Flow, and their Impact on Black Walnut Improvement
2:05 – 2:30 A Retrospective Analysis of Prescribed Burn History on Residual Volume and Quality in the Hoosier National Forest
2:30 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 3:25 Initial Understory Response to Gap-based Regeneration Methods for Mature Upland Oak Forests Predicting Internal Hard Maple (Acer saccharum) Log Defect Features Using Surface Defect Indicator Measurements
3:25 – 3:50 Stand Volume Growth Maintained after B-level and Crop Tree Management in Mature Oak Stands: 10-year Results State-of-the-art Industrial Applications of CT Scanning Hardwood Trees, Logs and Scanning of Lumber
3:50 – 4:15 Post-Harvest Performance of Oak Reproduction in Pennsylvania: Early Results of a Long-Term Study Trends in the U.S. Wood Furniture Industry and an Update on Amish Manufacturing in Ohio
4:15 – 4:40 How Flexible is the 1-hour Spraying Window when Using the Cut Stump Herbicide Method to Control American Beech Sprouts? Historical Contribution of the Forest Products Industry to West Virginia’s Economy
4:45 – 5:00 CHFC Business Meeting
(Duke E/W)
6:00 – 9:00 BANQUET (Upland Brewing Co., 350 W 11th St.)
Sponsored, in part, by Indiana Society of American Foresters
Wednesday, 5/16
7:30 – 9:30 Registration
8:15 – 8:30  Announcements
Plenary (Duke E/W)
8:30 – 9:15 Forest Research in a Time of Global Change: How Do We Ensure Future Markets, Forests, and Communities Grow from Sound Science?
Christopher Woodall, Northern Research Station – USDA Forest Service
9:15 – 10:00 Viewing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems can Improve our Management in an Ever-changing World
Klaus Puettmann, Oregon State University
10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
Zebendon W Cook Group W
10:15 – 10:40 Stand Dynamics Influence Swamp Rabbit Habitat Use in a Managed Bottomland Hardwood Forest Power Estimation in Seedling Mortality Studies: Proportions vs. Counts
10:40 – 11:05 Bat Summer Habitat Use before and after Timber Harvest on Two Indiana State Forests Examining Growth Relationships in Quercus Stands: An Application of Individual-tree Models Developed from Long-term Thinning Experiments
11:05 – 11:30 Postharvest trends in small mammal populations and communities on the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment Examining Forest Regeneration across the Northern United States Using the FIA Regeneration Indicator and Advance Reproduction Mortality Budgets
11:30 – 11:55 Bats of the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: A Decade of Sampling Interrupted by White-nose Syndrome Estimating Forest Biomass for the U.S. Central Hardwood Forests with a Boosted Regression Tree Method
11:55 – 12:20 Does Fertilization and Crown Release of White Oaks Influence Acorn Production or Quality? Quantifying Change in Hardwood Forests across the Ecological Land Types of the Wayne National Forest






12:20 – 2:20

(Duke E/W)
  1. Estimating Carbon in Minnesota Forests
  2. Mixed-effects Height-diameter Models for Common Ashes, Maples and Tupelos in the Western Gulf
  3. Biomass Equations Following Herbicide Application over Hybrid Sweetgum Afforestation Sites
  4. Using Bayesian Methodology to Incorporate Personal Knowledge when Estimating Average Volume per Hectare
  5. Twenty-two Years of Coarse Woody Debris Decomposition in Hurricane-created Gaps in an Upland Oak Forest
  6. Herbaceous Level Cover Following Prescribed Fire and Thinning Treatments
  7. Exploring New Commercial Opportunities for Osage Orange (Muclura pomifera)
  8. From Acorns to Alcohol (Barrels): Activities for the Wait on White Oak
  9. Use of Aminocyclopyrachlor to Control Midstory and Understory Stems in a Hardwood Stand
  10. First-year Growth and Survival of Two Oak Species and Three Planting Stocks on Hurricane Katrina Damaged Land
  11. Regeneration Dynamics 12 years Following Prescribed Fires in a Degraded Upland Oak-hickory Forest, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, AR
  12. Baltimore City Reservoir Watershed Forests Deer Exclosure Study: White-Tailed Deer Impact on the Forest Stand
  13. Quantifying Timber Value Loss due to Prescribed Fire Damage
  14. Using a Psychological Distance Lens to Examine Family Forest Owners’ Perceptions of Invasive Plant Risks
  15. Predicting Carbon and Vegetation Dynamics Under Future Climate: Do Hydraulic Frameworks Used by Terrestrial Ecosystem Models Apply for Mesic Eastern Deciduous Forests?
  16. Water Use Strategy of Deciduous Trees Contributes to the Relative Importance of Soil Moisture and Vapor Pressure Deficit in Driving Stomatal Conductance
  17. Evaluating Stand Stocking Relationships in Mixed Species Hardwood Forests of the Southern US.
  18. Juvenile Growth Responses of Underplanted Chestnut and Sympatric Species to a Light Gradient beneath Different Silvicultural Treatments
2:20 – 2:45 Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Phenology Using a Common Garden Study Characterizing Red Spruce Advance Reproduction in a High Elevation Stand in West Virginia
2:45 – 3:10 A Recent History of Mapping Large Ungulate Herbivory Impacts on Mixed-oak Forests of the Central Hardwood Region Effects of Organic Matter Removal, Soil Compaction, and Vegetation Control on 22nd-year Tree Height Growth: LTSP Missouri
3:10 – 3:35 Black and Chestnut Oak Seedling Response to Glaciated Soils: Implications for Northward Migration in Response to Climate Warming Can Clearcutting Reset Long-term Successional Trajectories of Hardwood Forests of Mid-Missouri?
3:35- 4:00 Declining Am. Beech (Fagus grandifolia) in Forests near the Great Lakes: Range Extent & Symptom Progression of Undiagnosed Beech Leaf Disease Using Irregular and Multi-entry Shelterwoods to Optimize Value Growth in Southern Ontario Woodlands
4:00 – 4:25 Stand Development in a Mixed Species Hardwood Forest as Affected by Fertilization and Liming Long-tern Vegetation Response to Even-and Uneven- aged Management in the Missouri Ozark Highlands

Thursday, 5/17
Optional field tour: The field tour will run from approximately 8 AM to 3 PM for a separate registration fee of $50. Participants in the field tour will visit local public forest sites to observe and discuss on-going forestry and research activities related to the management of oak-hickory forests.

Field tour schedule  (PDF, 99kb)