2012 Conference Schedule

January 26-28, 2012

Strategies for Landscape-Scale Restoration in the Tropics
This Working Schedule is Subject to Change

Thursday, January 26th

4:00 pm Conference Registration Opens
5:30 pm Preliminary remarks (via live video feed)

David Lamb - University of Queensland

Large-scale tropical forest restoration – necessary policies and important research questions
6:30 pm Introductory remarks

Sir Peter Crane - Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
6:45 pm Keynote address

Jan McAlpine - United Nations Forum on Forests
Reshaping the landscape for forests and people
7:45 pm Opening reception, photography contest exhibit and voting, poster display

Friday, January 27th

8:30 am Breakfast, registration
9:00 am Opening remarks
9:15 am Keynote address

Robin Chazdon - University of Connecticut

Making tropical forest succession successful
10:15 am Panel 1: Forest regeneration in human-modified landscapes

Moderator: Alder Keleman - Cullman Fellow, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

10:20-10:50 - Zoraida Calle - Centro para la Investigación en Sistemas Sostenibles de Producción Agropecuaria
A strategy for scaling-up intensive silvopastoral systems in Colombia

10:50-11:20 - Aerin Jacob - Department of Biology, McGill University
Long-term patterns in restoring forest diversity and structure after burning, farming, and logging in Kibale National Park, Uganda

11:20-11:50 - Laura Snook - Bioversity International
Subsistence agriculture can foster forest restoration in the tropics: Commercially valuable multispecies stands result from slash and burn in Quintana Roo, Mexico

11:50-12:10 - Panel Discussion
12:10 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Panel 2: Private sector engagement in forest restoration

Moderator: Jeff Stoike - Cullman Fellow, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

1:05-1:35 - Chris Meyer - Founder, Planting Empowerment
Private sector investment model in mixed native species agroforestryplantations with indigenous communities and small landowners

1:35-2:05 - Ricardo Lujan - Brinkman y Asociados Reforestadores de Centro America Restoration Initiatives in the lowland tropics of Central America

2:05-2:25 - Panel Discussion
2:25 pm Coffee Break
2:40 pm Panel 3: Economic viability of landscape-scale initiatives

Moderator: Chadwick Dearing Oliver - Pinchot Professor of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Director of Yale’s Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry

2:45-3:15 - Matheus Couto - Forest and Agriculture Management and Certification Institute/IMAFLORA
Certified Cocoa as a strategy for ecosystem restoration in the Amazon Forest of São Felix do Xingu, Pará, Brazil

3:15-3:45 - J.P.B. Lilleso - Forest & Landscape Denmark/University of Copenhagen
The role of old maps and nursery entrepreneurs in restoration of forests in Eastern and Southern Africa

3:45-4:05 - Panel discussion
4:05 pm Poster session and coffee break
4:30 pm Workshop session A

4:35-5:15 -  Workshop A-1:
Research methods for collecting ethnobotanical forest-related knowledge
Ina Vandebroek, New York Botanical Garden
Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium

4:35-5:15 - Workshop A-2:
Community-based forest monitoring: A case study of Agave harvest in tropical dry forests of Guerrero, Mexico
Meredith Martin, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Kroon Hall - Room G01
5:15 pm Workshop transition
5:25 pm Workshop session B

5:25-6:10 - Workshop B-1:
Intellectual property rights and ethics in ethnobotanical research
Ina Vandebroek,New York Botanical Garden
Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium

5:25-6:10 - Workshop B-2:
Community-based monitoring of mahogany regeneration and applications of hand-held DNA timber-tracking
Scott Landis, GreenWood
Kroon Hall - Room G01
6:10 pm Workshop summary remarks
6:30 pm Reception, poster display, photo contest winner announcement

Saturday, January 28th

8:30 am Breakfast, registration
9:00 am Panel 4: Scaling up - Applying lessons learned

Moderator: Tim Rollinson, Director General of the U.K. Forestry Commission, Chair of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration

9:05-9:35 – Pedro Brancalion, Departamento de Ciências Florestais, Esalq, Universidade de São Paulo
The Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact - A major effort by Brazilian society to restore and transform its most threatened biome

9:35-10:05 Eduardo Malta Campos Filho - Instituto Socioambiental
Mechanized planting of forests: Innovation and scale in the Xingu, Central Brazil

10:05-10:35 - Pipa Elias, Union of Concerned Scientists
Opportunities & challenges of policies for tropical forest restoration

10:35-11:05 - Cora van Oosten, Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration
Restoring landscapes, governing space

11:05-11:30 - Panel discussion
11:30 am Coffee Break
11:40 am Emerging resources

Gillian (Paul) Bloomfield, Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative
Introduction to ELTI Tropical Reforestation Information Clearinghouse/Database
11:55 pm Working lunch and joint panel discussion

Moderator: Tim Rollinson, Director General of the U.K. Forestry Commission, Chair of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration
The road ahead: Scaling-up restoration successes to the landscape level
1:15 pm Concluding remarks