Dead Wood Meeting 2021

 

Registration

Registration is free, open until 10 October 2021. Prepare your 150 words abstract (presenters only) and register here.

Program

All times CET / UTC+1. Check your time zone here. Meeting is carried out online using Zoom. Connection details will be e-mailed to the registered participants. Mondays and Fridays are satellite workshops; the main meeting program will run from Tuesday to Thursday. All meeting days will have 3h + 3h structure with a 2h break in between. Sessions will be recorded for the internal use only by the organizers, recordings will not be shared.

Workshop 1     25 October 2021, Monday     Managing interactions data

Leader: Jorrit Poelen.
Following the introductory lecture on data as the “first class research citizen” and data papers, the workshop will introduce the basics of current informatics methods in working with interaction data to students and researchers of dead wood systems. Advance reading required.

09:00 – 12:00
14:30 – 17:00

Day 1     26 October 2021, Tuesday     Habitat & fungi

0900 Welcome
0915 Dmitry Schigel Meeting and teaching dead wood people 
10:00 Short break
10:15 Contributed and lightning talks
11:00 Short break
11:15 Keynote lecture Lynne Boddy Getting to the heart of the matter: decay of veteran trees
12:00 Long break

1400 Symposium resumes
1415 Keynote lecture Martin Hofrichter Physiology and biochemistry of wood degradation TBC
15:00 Short break
15:15 Contributed and lightning talks
16:00 Short break
16:15 Keynote lecture 4 or contributed talks, discussion
17:00 End of the day

Day 2     27 October 2021, Wednesday    Invertebrates & more

09:00 Symposium resumes
09:15 Keynote lecture Tone Birkemoe Insects in dead wood, an overview TBC
10:00 Short break
10:15 Keynote lecture Nick Porch Resilience of dead wood fauna on oceanic islands; dead wood macro
11:00 Short break
11:15 Keynote lecture Bjarte Jordal Wood boring beetles as early stage decomposers

12:00 Long break

14:00 Symposium resumes
14:15 Keynote lecture Rannveig Margrete Jacobsen Insect-fungus interactions TBC
15:00 Short break
15:15 Contributed and lightning talks
16:00 Short break
16:15 Keynote lecture 8 or contributed talks, discussion
17:00 End of the day

Day 3     28 October 2021, Thursday     Conservation & restoration

0900 Symposium resumes
0915 Keynote lecture Jacob Heilmann-Clausen Fungal biodiversity on beech logs in Europe – disentangling biogeographical patterns and management effects
10:00 Short break
10:15 Keynote lecture Vikki Bengtsson Veteranisation – using tools instead of time to create decaying wood habitats in trees – does it work for biodiversity?
11:00 Short break
11:15 Keynote lecture Jogeir Stokland Dead wood dynamics in old boreal forests – importance for carbon cycling and biodiversity conservation
12:00 Long break

1400 Symposium resumes
1415 Keynote lecture 11 and discussion
15:00 Short break
15:15 Contributed and student presentations
16:00 Short break
16:15 Keynote lecture Alexey Yaroshenko Dead wood legislation and practice in Russia
17:00 Feedback form, closing 

Workshop 2     29 October 2021, Friday   Analysis and visualization of interaction datasets

Leader: Jorrit Poelen
Building on your existing or newly acquired experience with interaction data (e.g. Workshop 1), this event will familiarize you with main principles of analysis and visualization of interaction data. Advance reading required.

09:00 – 12:00
14:30 – 17:00

Scope

The intensive three-day symposium program is comprised by keynote and contributed lectures by established dead wood researchers, and student presentations. In addition, satellite workshop on managing interaction data are arranged. The target group is advanced master and PhD students, but anyone with research interest and experience in dead wood ecology is welcome. The symposium is not suitable for absolute beginners in dead wood research, but use books recommended below to build or update your knowledge before joining the event. The goal of this symposium is to create an environment for communication among dead wood scholars and to close the gap between the university lectures and the real-life of a researcher and a conservationist, as well as promote connections across disciplines. We will go through a broad range of topics, such as biodiversity in dead wood in boreal and temperate environments, biodiversity conservation and restoration, and of course all kinds of lignicolous organisms: fungi, insects, and more. Мертвая древесина живее всех живых!

Assignment and study credits

No ECTS credits are provided for attendance only, and attendance certificates are only provided upon request; however, students giving a presentation will earn 1 ECTS and active participation in workshop and carrying out all workshop tasks will bring 1 ECTS per workshop (graded pass / fail).

Books

  • Bobiec A, Gutowski JM, Zub K, Pawlaczyk P, Laudenslayer WF 2005. The Afterlife of a Tree. WWF Poland, 252 pp. ISBN 83-920712-1-2
  • Stokland JN, Siitonen J, & Jonsson BG 2012. Biodiversity in Dead Wood. Cambridge Univ. Press, 524 pp. ISBN 9780521717038.
  • Boddy L 2021. Fungi and Trees: Their complex relationships. Arboricultural Association, 306 pp. ISBN: 9780900978708
  • Boddy L, Frankland J, Van West P, eds. 2007. Ecology of saprotrophic basidiomycetes Elsevier, 386 pp. eBook ISBN 9780080551500 / ISBN 9780123741851.
  • Ulyshen MD, ed. 2018. Saproxylic Insects. Diversity, Ecology and Conservation. Springer, 904 pp. eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75937-1 / ISBN 978-3-319-75936-4.

Cost and membership

There is no symposium fee. Particpants are encouraged to become ForBio members or associates here and are also invited to join the ξ group on saproxylic biodiversity and wood ecology. 

Symposium team

The course team is comprised by dead wood experts from Norway and Russia: Bjarte Jordal – University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen, Steffen Roth – University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen, Alexander Kurakov – Moscow State University, Rannveig Jacobsen – Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Håvard Kauserud – Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Tone Birkemoe – Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Inger Skrede – Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson – Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and Dmitry Schigel – University of Helsinki.

Keynote speakers

Lynne Boddy
Jacob Heilmann-Clausen
Jogeir Stokland
Alexey Yaroshenko

Workshops

Jorrit Poelen

Support and administration

Nataliya Budaeva – University of Bergen
Hugo de Boer – University of Oslo

Organizers and funders

The course is organized by the the Research School in Biosystematics – ForBio and University Museum of Bergen, with the support from Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, the University of Oslo, the Voronezhsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, the University of Helsinki. Funding is provided by the Directorate for Higher Education and Skills, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research (formerly Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) and the Research School in Biosystematics – ForBio.

Participants

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