March 12, 2019 - March 15, 2019

Adapting forest ecosystems and wood products to biotic and abiotic stress

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The human activities interact with the essential processes that regulate the biosphere. They strongly influence the survival and distribution of ecosystems and species. For example, recent drought-induced diebacks associated with the climate warming are manifestations of maladaptation. However, they also provide opportunities to study the adaptive value of traits that can be observed in both dead and surviving trees, the wood properties. The wood functions explain why tree response to environmental variation may affect forest productivity and forest-wood chain. This international conference will address the functional role and the genetic determinism of adaptive traits involved in the response to stressors associated with the global change. With the intensification of international trade and travel, an increasing number of forest pests are exotic. The conference will also focus on the study of the invasion pathways and risks, and evolutionary mechanisms involved in the species adaptive success. The conference includes four sessions:

  1. Wood functional traits and wood quality facing global change, chaired by Maria-Elena Fernandez (CONICET, Argentina), Sabine Rosner (BOKU University, Austria) and Alejandro Martinez-Meier (INTA, Argentina)
  2. Innovative phenotyping tools for wood functional and quality traits studies, chaired by Esther Merlo (MADERA PLUS, Spain), Gonzalo Caballé (INTA, Argentina), Jean-Paul Charpentier (INRA, France)
  3. Invading and expanding forest insects populations, chaired by Juan Corley (INTA, Argentina) and Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg (INRA, France)
  4. Plastic and evolutionary adaptation of forest trees to biotic and abiotic stress, chaired by Philippe Rozenberg (INRA, France), Vincent Segura (INRA, France), Verónica Arana (INTA, Argentina)

This conference is organized by the European Union H2020 RISE project TOPWOOD and by the international associated laboratory INRA-INTA FORESTIA. The organizers will offer the possibility to publish a selection of the presentations in a special issue of Forest Ecology & Management.

GDR Bois, sponsor of the conference.


  • Dr Guillermina Dalla-Salda, National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) - AR
  • Dr Philippe Rozenberg, BioForA, Inra Centre Val de Loire / ONF - FR

Local organization committee

  • Guillermina Dalla-Salda
  • Alejandro Martinez-Meier
  • Gonzalo Caballé
  • Anne-Sophie Sergent
  • Verónica Arana
  • Juan Corley
  • Victoria Lanstchner

Scientific comittee

  • Esther Merlo
  • Jean-Paul Charpentier
  • Gonzalo Caballé
  • Vincent Segura
  • Guillermina Dalla-Salda
  • Alejandro Martinez-Meier
  • Sabine Rosner
  • Philippe Rozenberg
  • Verónica Arana
  • Maria-Elena Fernandez
  • Juan Corley
  • Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg
  • Victoria Lanstchner
  • Gimena Vilardo
  • Javier Gyenge

Confirmed speakers

  • Thierry Améglio, INRA - FR
  • Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg, INRA - FR
  • Hervé Cochard, INRA - FR
  • Juan Corley, INTA - AR
  • Guillermina Dalla-Salda, INTA - AR
  • Maria Elena Fernández, CONICET - AR
  • Javier Gyenge, CONICET - AR
  • Mathieu Laparie, INRA - FR
  • Nicolas Martin-St Paul, INRA - FR
  • Alejandro Martinez-Meier, INTA - AR
  • Esther Merlo, MADERA PLUS - ES
  • Annabel Porté, INRA - FR
  • Cyrille Rathgeber, INRA - FR
  • Sabine Rosner, BOKU University - AT
  • Philippe Rozenberg, INRA - FR
  • Vincent Segura, INRA - FR
  • Anne-Sophie Sergent, CONICET - AR
  • Marc Villar, INRA - FR

Call for Oral Presentations and Posters

Abstracts for voluntary oral presentations should be submitted before January 31, 2019. The number of oral presentations is limited, the conference scientific committee will process a selection and confirm your presentation not later than February 15, 2019. Please indicate in which session (1, 2, 3 or 4) you wish to submit your oral presentation.

Abstracts for posters should be submitted during the registration. Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to size A0.

Abstract templates are available in the registration webform or upon request at Guillermina Dalla-Salda ( or Philippe Rozenberg ( 


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