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Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change: From Concepts to Reality Report on a symposium held at Carrefour Forêts 2019

Publication: The Forestry Chronicle
23 February 2021

Abstract

As part of the Carrefour Forêts 2019 Conference, the forest research branch of Quebec’s Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs and the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre of Natural Resources Canada organized jointly the symposium “Adaptive silviculture to climate change: from concepts to reality”. The symposium brought together a hundred actors from the forest sector including engineers, biologists, technicians, private woodlot owners, professors, researchers and students. Speakers from different regions of Quebec and Vermont shared current knowledge related to adaptive silviculture in order to nurture reflexion and dialogue about actions that can be taken today to help forests to adapt with the anticipated changes. The symposium covered the theoretical framework of adaptive silviculture, then offered case studies of different ecosystems, innovative tools or research initiatives. The symposium also included presentations by practitioners who described the challenges and opportunities offered by adaptive silviculture in their professional practice. Based on an interactive discussion, participants identified increased drought events, partial cuttings and mixed-species plantations as important topics on which researchers and practitioners should interact in years to come.

Résumé

Dans le cadre du Carrefour Forêts 2019, le colloque Sylviculture d’adaptation aux changements climatiques : des concepts à la réalité, organisé conjointement par la Direction de la recherche forestière du ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec et le Centre canadien sur la fibre de bois de Ressources naturelles Canada, a rassemblé une centaine d’acteurs du milieu forestier incluant des ingénieurs forestiers, des biologistes, des techniciens forestiers, des propriétaires de boisés, des professeurs, des chercheurs et des étudiants. Des conférenciers de différentes régions du Québec et du Vermont ont partagé les connaissances actuelles en rapport avec la sylviculture d’adaptation afin d’amorcer la réflexion et le dialogue quant aux actions pouvant être entreprises dès maintenant pour favoriser l’adaptation des forêts aux changements anticipés. Les présentations ont abordé les fondements théoriques de la sylviculture d’adaptation, pour ensuite présenter des réflexions ou des études de cas portant sur différents types d’écosystèmes, des outils innovants ou des initiatives de recherche. Le colloque a également laissé une place aux praticiens qui ont pu décrire les défis et les occasions qu’offre la sylviculture d’adaptation dans leur pratique professionnelle. Au terme d’une activité interactive, les participants ont ciblé les sécheresses accrues, les coupes partielles et les plantations mélangées comme des thèmes importants qui devraient animer les échanges entre les chercheurs et les praticiens dans les années à venir.

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The Forestry Chronicle
Volume 97Number 01January 2021
Pages: 13 - 27

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Published online: 23 February 2021

Key Words

  1. silvicultural treatments
  2. global change
  3. vulnerability
  4. drought
  5. hardwood forests
  6. mixedwood forests
  7. boreal forests
  8. ecosystem-based management
  9. tree breeding
  10. genomics
  11. implementation
  12. functional ecology

Mots-clés

  1. traitements sylvicoles
  2. changements globaux
  3. vulnérabilité
  4. sécheresse
  5. forêt décidue
  6. forêt mixte
  7. forêt boréale
  8. aménagement écosystémique
  9. amélioration génétique
  10. génomique
  11. mise en œuvre
  12. écologie fonctionnelle

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Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, 1055 Rue du P.E.P.S., PO Box 10 380, Stn. Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, QC, G1V 4C7, Canada
Centre d’étude de la forêt, Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
Patricia Raymond
Direction de la recherche forestière, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, 2700 Einstein Street, Quebec City, QC, G1P 3W8, Canada
Jean-Martin Lussier
Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, 1055 Rue du P.E.P.S., PO Box 10 380, Stn. Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, QC, G1V 4C7, Canada
Isabelle Aubin
Centre d’étude de la forêt, Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, 1219 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2E5, Canada
Samuel Royer-Tardif
Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, 1219 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2E5, Canada
Anthony W. D’Amato
University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, 204E, Aiken Center, Burlington, VT, 05405, USA
Frédérik Doyon
Centre d’étude de la forêt, Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
Université du Québec en Outaouais, Institut des sciences de la forêt tempérée, 58 Principale Street, Ripon, QC, J0V 1V0, Canada
Benoit Lafleur
Centre d’étude de la forêt, Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Institut de recherche sur les forêts, 445 Boul. de l’Université, Rouyn-Noranda, QC, J9X 5E4, Canada
Martin Perron
Direction de la recherche forestière, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, 2700 Einstein Street, Quebec City, QC, G1P 3W8, Canada
Canada Research Chair in Forest Genomics, Université Laval, Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval, 1030 Avenue de la Médecine, Quebec City, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
Jean Bousquet
Canada Research Chair in Forest Genomics, Université Laval, Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval, 1030 Avenue de la Médecine, Quebec City, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
Nathalie Isabel
Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
Laurentian Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, 1055 Rue du P.E.P.S., PO Box 10380, Stn. Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, QC, G1V 4C7, Canada
Sylvie Carles
Direction générale de la production de semences et de plants forestiers, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, 4 Einstein Street, Quebec City, QC, G1H 6R1, Canada
Patrick Lupien
Syndicat des producteurs de bois de la Mauricie, Lanaudière et du Centre-du-Québec, 2410 Industrie Street, Trois-Rivières, QC, G8Z 4R5, Canada
Annie Malenfant
Direction de la gestion des forêts de la Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, 195 Perron Blvd. East. Caplan, QC, G0C 1H0, Canada

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