2022 conference proceedings


Keynote public lecture - Taking stock of the world's forests. 
by University of Toulouse, France, a CNRS research director, director of the Evolution and Biological Diversity unit in Toulouse, and head of the French laboratoire d'excellence Centre d'Etude de la Biodiversité Amazonienne (French Guiana). 

Tropical reforestation and forest regrowth are often cited as an affordable strategy to mitigate fossil emissions. However, their impact on the climate depends on how the programmes are implemented. Central to this strategy is the emergence of consistent, accurate and reliable forest monitoring systems, to evaluate the performance of forest-based carbon sequestration programmes. 

Prof. Jérôme Chave

22 June 2022
Oliver Phillips

Session 1 - Large ground data initiatives, understanding forest dynamics

The Power of Plots: tracking Earth’s tropical forests one tree at a time, Oliver Phillips, University of Leeds

Understanding forest dynamics through large-scale inventories, Paloma Ruiz-Benito, University of Alcalá

Forest dynamics in a changing world, Adriane Esquivel MuelbertUniversity of Birmingham

Filipe Franca
Emma Bush

Session 2 - Large ground data initiatives, beyond the trees

Multi-scale research and collaboration to promote evidence-based conservation and management practices in AmazoniaFilipe França University of Bristol

Methane uptake by upland forests: The hidden climate ‘good’ of global forests, Vincent GauciUniversity of Birmingham

Flower, Fruit, Elephant, Biosphere: Tracking changes to our planetary systems via the seasonal rhythms of forest communities, Emma Bush (online), Royal Botanical Garedens, Edinburgh 


Laura Duncanson
Cornelius Senf

Session 3 - Scaling up in space and time

Satellite-based mapping of forest biomass - new products and persistent challenges, Laura Duncanson (online), University of Maryland 

Unravelling Europe’s forest disturbance dynamics from space, Cornelius SenfTechnical University of Munich 

Modelling forest responses to environmental change, Anja Rammig, Technical University of Munich 







Alexander Vibrans
Aida Cuni-Sanchez

Session 4 - Forests and human interaction

Tropical Forestry with native species, Alexander Vibrans (online)Forestry Department of Universidade Regional de Blumenau

Local perceptions of tropical forest ecosystem services, insights from Africa, Aida Cuni-Sanchez (online), Norwegian Uni of Life Sciences

How are forests harvested across Europe? Quantification of the contemporary forest harvest patterns from inventory data, Susanne Suvanto, University of Birmingham

Sami Ullah
Belinda Medlyn
David Lapola

Session 5 - Ecosystem manipulation

BIFoR FACE: response of carbon and nutrient dynamics in temperate deciduous forests to five years of CO2 fumigation, Sami Ullah, BIFoR FACE, University of Birmingham

EucFACE: ten years of COfumigation, phosphorus limitation and disturbance dynamics, Belinda Medlyn (online), EucFACE, University of Western Sydney

AmazonFACE - year zero: baseline discoveries and modeling hypothesesAmazonFACE - year zero: baseline discoveries and modeling hypotheses, David Lapola (online)Amazon FACE, UNICAMP

Susan Cook-Patton
Mark Rounsevell
Chris Woodall

Session 6 - Informing the reforestation debate

Reforestation as a Natural Climate Solution, Susan Cook-Patton (online)the Nature Conservancy

Constraints and trade-offs for reforestation in Europe, Mark Rounsevell (online)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Strategic Scale Stand Dynamics Assessments as a Driver of Afforestation/Reforestation Activities in the United States, Chris Woodall (online), US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program 

Florian Busch

Session 7 - BIFoR from genome to biome

Revisiting carbon isotope discrimination in C3 plants – an opportunity to improve predictions of plant carbon uptake, Florian BuschUniversity of Birmingham

Plant wax n-alkane biomarkers under elevated CO2: understanding plant isotopic response in the geologic record, Bridget WarrenUniversity of Birmingham

Mojgan Rabiey

Phage and prophage: beauty and the beast, Mojgan RabieyUniversity of Birmingham

Using functional genomics to understand a complex diesease of oak trees, Graeme Kettles, University of Birmingham

Root exudation rate increases, and composition changes in a mature temperate forest under elevated carbon dioxide, Michaela Reay, University of Birmingham / University of Bristol

Rich Norby
Julen Astigarraga

Evidence for increased net primary productivity at BIFoR FACE in response to elevated CO2, Rich Norby, University of Tennessee & Distinguished Visiting Fellow at University of Birmingham

Thermal imaging of canopy temperatures under high CO2, Sophie FausetUniversity of Plymouth  

Greenhouse gas fluxes from tree stems under elevated CO2: the BIFoR FACE study case - Josep Barba FerrerUniversity of Birmingham/ CREAF

Tree species climatic affiliation determines demographic balance across mature Northern Hemisphere forests, Julen Astigarraga, University of Birmingham and University of Alcalá

Global biogeography of forest disturbances, Nezha Acil, University of Birmingham  

What is the effect of fragmentation on biodiversity? A meta-analysis, Laura Graham, University of Birmingham 



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