Report from the general PROFOUND meeting 2015 in Novi Sad, Serbia

The action chair cutting the cake during the conference dinner.

The action chair cutting the cake during the conference dinner.

On 11/12th of November 2015, the joint MC and WG meeting of PROFOUND took place in Novi Sad, Serbia. The ~85 participants enjoyed exciting scientific presentations, discussed ongoing and future research activities of PROFOUND, and walked through the beautiful streets of Novi Sad. A special thanks goes out to the PROFOUND Steering Group, the local organiser Dejan Stojanović and the team of the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment for smooth organization and logistics.

Here is the full agenda and below are the main presentations for your information. Information about the mortality modelling workshop that was linked to this MC/WG meeting can be found here. More details about follow-up activities, new task groups etc. will follow.

Keynotes:

Welcome Address & Status of PROFOUND – Christopher Reyer / Slides

Trait-based understanding and prediction of forest responses to drought within Earth System Models – Chonggang Xu / Slides

STSM in Vienna  – Laura Schuler/ Slides

Calibrating NUCOM-BOG – Jeroen Pullens / Slides

Status Reports from Working groups:

WG1-Review of data available for forest models – Miguel Zavala/ Slides

WG2- Uncertainty of process and scaling issues – Rupert Seidl/ Slides

WG3- Calibration, uncertainty and model comparison – Florian Hartig/ Slides

WG4- Uncertainties in climate change impact modelling and implications for sustainable forest management – Kristina Blennow / Slides

Reports from Task Groups:

TG4 – Workshop on Mortality Modeling – Harald Bugmann / Slides

TG2: Reference dataset/TG3: Multi-model projection protocol – Christopher Reyer/ Slides

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