Schedule

Tuesday September 15th

19h00 - 21h00

Registration open
Welcoming ice breaker - at FERLD

Wednesday, September 16th

09h00

Opening remarks - Annie DesRochers and Isabelle Métivier

Poplar and willow management in natural settings

Moderator : Annie DesRochers

09h15

· Md Shayeb Shahariar, Department of Soil Science College of Agriculture and Bioresources University of Saskatchewan and Agroforestry Development Centre AAFC, University of Saskatchewan

Effects of Short Rotation Willow on Soil Hydrology and Salinity in the Riparian Zones of Wetlands of Prairie Pothole Region
(Read abstract)  (View presentation)

09h35

· Annie DesRochers, Forest Research Institute - UQAT

Root clonal networks in Populus tremuloides and Populus balsamifera; implications in tree physiology and stand dynamics
(Read abstract)

09h55

· Barb Thomas, University of Alberta

ENBIOCAL: an application based on sampling theory to estimate the amount of biomass for bioenergy production
(Read abstract)

10h15

Break

10h45

· Simon Bilodeau-Gauthier, TÉLUQ

Overview of hybrid poplar management in southern Quebec: The case of the Eastern Townships
(Read abstract)  (View presentation)

11h05

· Fahad Rasheed, Department of Forestry & Range Management, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Effects of vapour pressure deficit on transpiration efficiency in Populus Nigra genotypes: Mesophyll conductance and genotypic differences remained unaltered.
(Read abstract)  (View presentation)

11h25

Discussion

12h00

Lunch in dinning room

Site reclamation with poplar and willow

Moderator : Marie Larchevêque

13h30

· Marie Guittonny-Larcheveque, The Research Institute in Mines and Environment - UQAT

Plantation of trees in soil layers for the reclamation of non-acid generating wastes of a boreal gold mine
(Read abstract)  (View presentation)

13h50

· Nathalie Isabel, Natural Resources Canada

Innovative land reclamation approaches following oil sands mining: a phytoremediation approach based on tree-soil microbiome interactions
(Read abstract)

14h10

· Hugo Bouchard, research institute in mines and the environment - UQAT

Recruitment of boreal forest trees in poplar plantations on mine waste rock slopes
(Read abstract)  (View presentation)

14h30

Break

14h50

· Estefania Milla-Moreno, University of British Columbia

Phytoremediation in the proximity of a Copper Mining site of Chile using P. deltoides x P. petrowskyana hybrid, Salix babilonica L and shrub species.
(Read abstract)  (View presentation)

15h10

· Raju Soolanayakanahally, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Screening for salinity tolerance: linking physiological processes with growth constraints in willows
(Read abstract)

16h00

Annual general meeting of the Poplar and Willow Council of Canada

19h00

Diner

19h15

· Brian Harvey, Forest Research Institute - UQAT

Presentation of the Lake Duparquet Research and Teaching Forest

Welcome

This year and for the second time in history, the annual meeting of the Poplar and Willow Council of Canada will take place in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region of north western Quebec. Participants will be hosted at the Lake Duparquet Research and Teaching Forest research station link of Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 15-18th September 2015. Between 20-30 participants are expected, to discuss poplar and willow management in natural forest and reclamation contexts. The objective of this meeting is to create discussion and networking opportunities during a day of conferences and 2 days of field trips. The number of places is limited, so please register early!

- Mrs. Annie DesRochers

Chair CCPS 2015, UQAT