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Thursday 7th September 2000

09:15 – 09:30 Introduction to the workshop. Jean-Michel Carnus (INRA Pierroton, France).

09:30 – 10:10 Introductory keynote address : Plant-Soil Interactions: key processes for understanding sustainable management. Peter Millard (Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, UK).

Session 1 – Carbon and water balance (Chairperson : Jean-Michel Carnus)

10:10 – 10:50 Keynote address : Maximising wood yield, carbon storage and efficient use of N. Melvin Cannell (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, UK).

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 – 11:40 Simulated effects of tree harvest on C fluxes in 20th and 21st century temperate forests. Daniel Rasse (University of Liège, Belgium).

11:40 – 12:10 The 3-PG model : matters arising from evaluation against plantation data from many countries. Joe Landsberg (Landsberg Consulting, Canberra, Australia).

12:10 – 12:40 Impact of a 2´CO2 climate scenario on the water and carbon balances and primary productivity of maritime pine. Denis Loustau (INRA, Pierroton, France).

12:40 – 13:00 Pause

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch at INRA, Bordeaux

Session 2 – Nutrient balance (Chairperson : Roderick Dewar)

14:30 – 15:10 Keynote address : Plant-soil models as tools to explain changes in forest productivity and site fertility over successive rotations. Ross McMurtrie (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia).

15:10 – 15:40 A model approach to assess the sustainability of the soil nitrogen balance of short rotation eucalytpus in Western Australia. Marc Corbeels (CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Wembley, Australia).

15:40 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30 Nitrogen uptake in young Norway spruce on a fertile site in southern Sweden – effects of fertilization and herbicide treatments. Urban Nilsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden).

16:30 – 17:00 Linking production, leaf area, nitrogen use, and soil nitrogen availability in loblolly pine plantations. Lee Allen (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA).

Friday 8th September 2000

Session 3 – Decision support, biomechanics (Chairperson : Denis Loustau)

09:30 – 10:10 Keynote address : The use of management-oriented growth and yield models to assess and model forest wood sustainability : a case study for eucalyptus plantations in Portugal. Margarida Tomé (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, Portugal).

10:10 – 10:40 Improving the methodology for stand-level assessment of long-term productivity shift : an example in sessile oak high forests. Jean-François Dhôte (INRA-ENGREF, Nancy, France).

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30 A regeneration model for planted Norway spruce in southern Sweden. Fredrik Nordborg (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden).

11:30 – 12:00 Evaluation of different optimisation models to schedule silvicultural operations (in French). Paulina Pinto (Departamento de Ingenieria Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile).

12:00 – 12:30 Simulation of tree growth including mechanics : a new perspective into the investigation of stand stability. Thierry Fourcaud (Laboratoire de Rhéologie du Bois de Bordeaux, Pierroton, France).

12:30 Depart for lunch at INRA, Pierroton

14:30 Visit to Pierroton experimental site

18:00 Rendez-vous for visit to Château de Maucaillou, Médoc

20:00 Dinner at Château de Maucaillou

Saturday 9th September 2000

Session 4  – Synthesis (Chairperson : Michel Arbez)

09:30 – 10:00 Keynote address : Workshop synthesis, future prospects. Roderick Dewar (INRA, Bordeaux, France).

10:00 – 10:30 Open discussion (led by Margarida Tomé and Roderick Dewar) :

Workshop outcomes, future projects and collaborations envisaged

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Open discussion (contd)

12:30 Depart for lunch in the Landes followed by visit to Ecomusé de Marquèze