CFR 7th Annual Conference
The Centre for Forest Research (CFR) and the Quebec Intensive Silviculture Network (RLQ) are pleased to invite you to the 7th annual CFR conference and the RLQ workshop, which will held concurrently from April 22nd to 24th, 2013, at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello , Montebello (Outaouais). The conference and workshop are open to those associated with the CFR and the RLQ, as well as other members of the scientific community.
Under the theme "L’avenir de la sylviculture intensive dans le contexte québécois" (The future of intensive sylviculture in the context of Quebec), the RLQ workshop will commence the afternoon of April 23rd. The conference will focus on aspects related to intensive silviculture. The workshop will conclude with a round table where the role of intensive sylviculture in Quebec will be discussed. On April 23rd and 24th, the CEF (CFR) conference will present recent results of research conducted by its members.
Tuesday, April 23rd
Morning: Information, words of welcome, and conference opening. Followed by presentations by new members.
Lunch: Hot buffet in the hotel restaurant
Afternoon: Student presentations (2 parallel sessions) and RLQ workshop
End of the day: Sports activity and annual general meeting of the regular members
Evening: Group activity
Wednesday, April 24th
Morning: Breakfast conference with new members, followed by student conferences (2 parallel sessions)
Lunch: Hot buffet in the hotel restaurant
Afternoon: Poster session followed by student presentations (2 parallel sessions)
End of the day: Presentation of prizes and closing remarks, around 5 PM
CEF is pleased to announce that this year's invited speaker is Lenore Fahrig , professor in the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Carleton University.
Dr. Fahrig will be the guest of honour, and will be making the following presentation at the conference opening (in French): « Repenser les effets de taille et d’isolement des parcelles d’habitat dans les paysages fragmentés : l’hypothèse de la quantité d’habitat » (Rethinking patch size and isolation effects: the habitat amount hypothesis), the morning of 23 April 2013. Extract from her web site: I study the effects of landscape structure on abundance, distribution and persistence of organisms. Landscape structure includes the amounts of various kinds of land cover in the landscape (e.g., forest, wetland, roads), and the spatial arrangement of these cover types. Landscape structure affects populations through its effects on reproduction, mortality, and movement. Since landscape structure is strongly affected by human activities such as forestry, agriculture, and development, the results of this research are relevant to land-use decisions. A particular focus in my lab is on the effects of roads and traffic on wildlife populations. We use a combination of spatial simulation modelling and field studies on a wide range of different organisms.
Registration & Cost
- CFR members (regular, associate, masters or doctoral student, post-doc and professional): free
- Other students: $20 per day (pay on site)
- Others: $60 per day (pay on site)
Registration deadline: March 1st, 2013
Call for oral presentations and posters
All CFR members with results are invited to present their work either as a poster or an oral presentation. Priority will be given as follows: 1) student-members (including postdocs) and 2) all other CEF members. English presentations are accepted.
Please submit your abstract using the online registration form (finished). The length of the abstract should be between 250 and 300 words. It must be in English if you present in English. Abstracts not respecting these guidelines will be rejected.
Deadline: January 20th, 2013
Oral presentation specifications - Your presentation is limited to 15 minutes, followed by a 5 minute question period.
Poster specifications - All Posters must be in PORTRAIT format, with maximum dimensions of 36 inches (91.5 cm) wide by 48 inches (122 cm) tall. Please read this article in Nature to increase the quality of your poster presentations.
The door prizes will be drawn among participants present at the conference. To be eligible, you will have to deposit your name tag in the drawbox before the conference closing. The draw will take place at the same time that winners of the prizes for the best poster and oral presentation are announced.
- 1st prize: to be confirmed
- 2nd prize: One-year subscription to the magazine Nature Sauvage
- 3rd prize: Book «Papillons et chenilles du Québec et des Maritimes - CART» Édition Michel Quantin
ROOM RATES : Our rates(before taxes) for the program held from 22 to 24 April 2013 are the following:
- Chambre Fairmont: $129.00 Single or Double Occupancy
- Chambre Fairmont with a river view: $159.00 Single or Double Occupancy
You will have to add a supplementary charge of $5.50 per person per day for luggage delivery and other services. A lodging tax of $3.00 per per day will also be added to your bill.
ADDITIONAL ROOM OCCUPANTS :
For triple or quadruple occupancy, there is a $30.00 nightly charge for each additional person. There is no charge for children 18 years and under who are sharing a room with their parents.
Maximum number of occupants per room: (4/room).
The above rates are based on the European plan (room only, no meals).
Participants can book their rooms by calling 1-800-441-1414, and mention that they are with the CEF.
- Free, unlimited access to the sports centre
- Join Club du Président d’Hôtel Fairmont and enjoy high speed Internet and free local calls from your room
- Spa: 10% discount for individual treatments
- Free parking (normally $10.00 per day)
- Free newspapers
One of the largest resorts in Eastern Canada, the Fairmont Chateau Montebello is star-rated luxury hotel in Montebello, Quebec, known for its rustic charm. This red cedar log-castle, imbued with a rustic elegance, offers a warm welcome.
- Sports centre including indoor heated pool, spa pool, fitness centre, interior squash and tennis courts
Restaurants in the hotel:
You can find a number of restaurants in Montebello and Papineauville, which are accessible on foot, including:
Resto-Bar le Zouk 570 Rue Notre Dame, Montebello, QC J0V (819) 423-6900 #8206 Wood stove pizza. Open from 4-8 pm.
Restaurant-Casse-croûte La Belle Bédaine 664 Notre Dame, Montebello, QC J0V 1L0 (819) 423-5053 #8206. We serve breakfast from 6:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 7 days/week.
Restaurant Le Napoléon 489 Notre Dame, Montebello, QC J0V 1L0 (819) 423-5555. Open 7 days a week, from 4:00 PM. Advance reservations preferred.
Pot au Feu (Le) 489 Rue Notre Dame, Montebello, QC J0V (819) 423-6901 #8206 French cuisine
le Bar Central, 521 Notre Dame, 819-423-6411 A bar with pool and ping-pong tables, retro sports bar ambience – a place to party for the young and not-so-young. About 10 minutes walking distance from the Château (3-4 minutes by car).
Restaurants in Papineauville
Restaurant Le Louis-Joseph 300 Rue Papineau, Papineauville, QC J0V 1R0 (819) 427-5866 Canadian cuisine, steaks and seafood, chicken, ribs - Italian dishes. Open 7 days a week from 11:00 AM TERRACE
Restaurant Cité Lin 255, Rue Papineau Papineauville, Québec, J0V1R0 819 427-6226 Chinese cuisine
Tourist attractions in Montebello
Gare de Montebello, 502 Notre Dame Montebello Gare de Montebello)
(Also accessible by footpath from Château Montebello to the Gare de Montebello.
Other hotel services
Restaurant, bar and conciergerie
Transport (carpooling, covoiturage organisé) will be reimbursed by each CEF pole.
Contact your pole representative:
- UQAM, McGill, U de Montréal, Concordia : Luc Lauzon
- U de Sherbrooke : William Parsons
- U Laval, UQAC et UQAR : André Gagné
- UQAT : Marc Mazerolle
Detailed program (subject to change)
|From 17h00||Arrival of participants|
|Evening||Free and/or La Seigneurie Bar|
|07h30||Fun run -- All are welcome -- Aerobic jaunt on the Château grounds!|
Meet at hotel reception
|08h00||Information, registration, poster installation|
Foyer du Salon Outaouais
|09h00||Opening remarks |
Pierre Drapeau and Louis Bernier, co-directors of the CEF
|09h10||Invited Speaker Presentation|
Lenore Fahrig , Professor in the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Carleton University.
|Presentations by new regular members|
|10h10||Patrick James, Université de Montréal|
Landscape genetics and insect outbreak dynamics
|10h50||Sylvain Jutras, Université Laval|
Le laboratoire d'hydrologie forestière de l'Université Laval: Passé, présent et futur
|11h10||Tanya Handa, UQAM|
La biodiversité de nos forêts: des fonctions aux services Δ
|11h30||Changhui Peng, UQAM|
Ecological Consequences of Climate Extremes: Impacts of Drought-Induced Tree Mortality on Canada`s Boreal Forest Carbon Sinks
|12h00||Lunch | Château restaurant (Aux Chatignoles)|
For more information regarding the Conference, please contact Luc Lauzon.