clearcutThe 9th North American Forest Ecology Workshop was held June 16 – June 20, 2013 at the Bloomington Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana. The conference will allow forest ecologists, silviculturists, wildlife biologists, and other forest researchers and managers from Canada, Mexico, Central America and the United States to gather and exchange current research and management approaches within the backdrop of the US central hardwood forests.

The conference theme recognizes the ever-increasing fragmented nature of the landscape and its impact on forest management. Nowhere is the issue as pronounced as in the Central Hardwood Region where agriculture and urbanization continue to reduce the forested land base. Conference field trips will allow attendees to tour local public and private hardwood forests to view some of the most productive and diverse ecosystems in the US.

The mission of the North American Forest Ecology Workshop is to bring researchers, academicians, and managers together to foster dialogue and discussion of current issues related to basic and applied research in forest ecosystems in North America.

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Thanks to our sponsors and attendees for an excellent meeting! See you in Veracruz Mexico for the NAFEW 2015 meeting.

Winners of the graduate student poster competition:
1st place: Eric Niederhauser, Ohio University, “The predation and dispersal of mayapple seeds by whitetail deer and raccoon”
2nd place: Ethan Belair, Purdue University, “Competitive performance of American chestnut underplanted following midstory removal”
3rd place: Rob Morrissey, Purdue University, “Coarse woody debris inputs and spatial arrangement as artifacts of past management practices”

SAF Continuing Education Credits

The indoor program has been reviewed and is approved for professional CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters: Category 1-CF : 15 hours. The field tour has been reviewed and is approved for professional CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters: Category 1-CF : 5 hours. See the agenda for a breakdown by day.


Visit our sponsors page  to see the sponsors who have made this meeting possible:

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center The Nature Conservancy
Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center Society of American Foresters
Purdue Department of Forestry & Natural Resources Regent Instruments Inc.
USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Visit Bloomington
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry
Lake States Fire Science Consortium Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve