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

Monday, 5/14
6:00 – 8:00 Reception, sponsored by IN Society of American Foresters
Tuesday, 5/15
8:30 – 8:45 Plenary (Duke E/W): Welcome and announcements
8:45 – 9:30 Plenary TBD
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 What Limits the Fastest-Growing Species in the South and Mid-South
12:00 – 1:15 LUNCH (Duke E/W)
1:15 – 1:40 A Retrospective Analysis of Prescribed Burn History on Residual Volume and Quality in the Hoosier National Forest Clonal Testing of Black Willow for Biomass Production in the South
1:40 – 2:05 In-Woods Utilization Losses Associated with Wildfire Exposures in a Central Appalachian Forest Analysis of Post-flood Survival Rates for Spring Planted Seedlings of Six Missouri Oak Species
2:05 – 2:30 Evaluating Value Impacts of End of Rotation Prescribed Fire in Hardwood Forests When You’re Isolated, Neighborliness Matters:  Seed Orchards, Gene Flow, and their Impact on Black Walnut Improvement
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 Additive and Interactive Effects of Midstory Removal and Herbivore Exclusion for Growth and Survival of Underplanted Northern Red Oak 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.)
Wednesday, 5/16
8:30 – 8:45 Plenary (Duke E/W): Announcements
8:45 – 9:30 Plenary TBD
9:30 – 10:15 Viewing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems can Improve our Management in an Ever-changing World
Klaus Puettmann, Oregon State University
10:15 – 10:45 BREAK
Zebendon W Cook Group W
10:45 – 11:10 Stand Dynamics Influence Swamp Rabbit Habitat Use in a Managed Bottomland Hardwood Forest Does Fertilization and Crown Release of White Oaks Influence Acorn Production or Quality?
11:10 – 11:35 Bat Summer Habitat Use before and after Timber Harvest on Two Indiana State Forests How Flexible is the 1-hour Spraying Window when Using the Cut Stump Herbicide Method to Control American Beech Sprouts?
11:35 – 12:00 Postharvest trends in small mammal populations and communities on the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment Stand Development in a Mixed Species Hardwood Forest as Affected by Fertilization and Liming
12:00 – 2:00 LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION (Duke E/W)
2:00 – 2:25 Examining Growth Relationships in Quercus Stands: An Application of Individual-tree Models Developed from Long-term Thinning Experiments Characterizing Red Spruce Advance Reproduction in a High Elevation Stand in West Virginia
2:25 – 2:50 Examining Forest Regeneration across the Northern United States Using the FIA Regeneration Indicator and Advance Reproduction Mortality Budgets Effects of Organic Matter Removal, Soil Compaction, and Vegetation Control on 22nd-year Tree Height Growth: LTSP Missouri
2:50 – 3:15 Estimating Forest Biomass for the U.S. Central Hardwood Forests with a Boosted Regression Tree Method Can Clearcutting Reset Long-term Successional Trajectories of Hardwood Forests of Mid-Missouri?
3:15 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 3:55 Black and Chestnut Oak Seedling Response to Glaciated Soils: Implications for Northward Migration in Response to Climate Warming Using Irregular and Multi-entry  Shelterwoods to Optimize Value Growth in Southern Ontario Woodlands
3:55 – 4:20 Declining Am. Beech (Fagus grandifolia) in Forests near the Great Lakes: Range Extent & Symptom Progression of Undiagnosed Beech Leaf Disease Quantifying Change in Hardwood Forests across the Ecological Land Types of the Wayne National Forest
4:20 – 4:55 Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Phenology Using a Common Garden Study Long-term 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)