Mitigating Climate Change: The Challenges and Opportunities for forestry in Ireland

INFF Conference 5th November 2008


Roderick Leslie
Retired from UK Forestry Commission, ex-Acting Chief Exec Forest Enterprise and Head of Policy for England
A 'License to Operate': The British Experience.

(Preceded by Opening Address by Ian Wright, INFF)

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Dr. Georgios Xenakis
Ecology Division, Northern Research Station, Roslin, Scotland
Adapting Scotland's forests to a future climate.

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Dr. Douglas MacMillan
Reader in Conservation and Applied Resource Economics, Head of Dept. of Anthropology, University of Kent
Valuing the non-timber benefits of forests in a changing climate.

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Dr. Jim McAdam
Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, Queen's University, Belfast
The potential and opportunities for agroforestry systems in Ireland.
(Followed by morning Q&A session chaired by Denis Byrne, Asst. Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.)

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Alistair McCracken
Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, Queen's University, Belfast
A sustainable disease control strategy as pathogen pressures on SRC willow increase due to climate change and larger areas of planting.

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Dr. Mark Robinson
Head, Catchment Facilities Group, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Oxfordshire
Lessons from long term forested catchment studies.

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Markus Muller
Fisheries Information Manager, NW Regional Fisheries Board, Co. Mayo
Ecological effects of forestry practices in spate river catchments of NW Ireland: a fisheries perspective.
(Followed by afternoon Q&A session chaired by Joe O'Carroll, Managing Director, Imperative Energy Ltd
and Closing Remarks)

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