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Expert Express: International Arboriculture

Network with presenters and your peers during this informal discussion about arboriculture around the world.
Monday, 10 August 2015
3:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Osceola 1, 2, 3
A, U, T, M, L, Bp

Presenter Information

    • Alessio Fini
      Alessio Fini is a researcher at the Department of Agri-Food Production and Environmental Sciences at Florence University. Since 2005, he has been working on projects regarding sustainable cultivation techniques for nursery production and urban forestry and on stress tolerance of urban trees. Research topics include: reduction in use of herbicides, irrigation and chemical fertilizers; effects of shading on leaf gas exchange and leaf anatomy; alternative techniques to tillage and their effects on plant physiology; effects of mulching on plant physiology and soil chemical, physical and biological properties; development of native and species-specific mycorrhiza to improve health and growth of urban trees; development of nursery pre-conditioning techniques to improve success at transplant; roles of phenolic compounds in plant response to stress and plant responses to climate change. In 2011, he got a PhD in “Animal and vegetal production for sustainable landscape development” at the University of Florence. His PhD thesis dealt with the mechanisms of drought tolerance of shade trees and the selection of drought tolerant species. Since 2006 he is member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and, since 2010, he is the representative for Europe in the ISA Membership Committee. In 2014, he was awarded with the Early Career Scientist Award by the International Society of Arboriculture. He is author of more than 70 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. 
    • Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch
      Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch currently serves at president of the Arboricultural Research and Education Academy (AREA). He has worked with urban forestry research, development, teaching and writing for the past 20 years. Currently Cecil is head of the Dept of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He is also part-time professor of green space management at the University of Copenhagen. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, and has authored the books 'The Forest and the City: the cultural landscape of urban woodland' and 'Urban Forests and Trees' for Springer. 
    • Justin Morgenroth
      Dr. Justin Morgenrothis a researcher focused on applying geospatial data, tools, and techniques to solving applied problems. He focuses primarily on forested landscapes, both native and plantation, though he as a specific interest in urban forests. He works extensively with LiDAR, aerial photography and satellite imagery datasets, within the e-Cognition, ArcGIS, and Fusion environments.

      University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand