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CFR 8th Annual Conference
The Centre for Forest Research (CFR) is pleased to invite you to the 8th annual CFR conference, which will held April 29th and 30th, 2014, at the Centre for Biodiversity , located in the Montreal Botanical Garden. The conference is open to all those associated with CFR and other members of the scientific community.
Tuesday, April 29th
- Morning: "Fun run," information, words of welcome, and conference opening. Hommage to André Bouchard followed by presentations by new members - Henry Teuscher Auditorium (IRBV).
- Lunch: Botanical Garden restaurant
- Afternoon: Student presentations (2 parallel sessions) - Teaching Lab & Amphitheatre (Centre for Biodiversity)
- Late afternon: Sports activity
- Supper: Open
- Evening: Bowling
Wednesday, April 30th
- Morning: Guided tour of the Garden.
- Morning: Presentations by new members followed by student talks (2 parallel sessions) - Teaching Lab & Amphitheatre (Centre for Biodiversity)
- Lunch: Botanical Garden restaurant | CEF Annual General Assembly
- Afternoon: Poster session followed by student talks (2 parallel sessions)
- Late afternoon: Prize awards and closing remarks around 5:00 PM
The CFR is pleased to welcome, as this year's keynote speaker, David MacLean of the University of New Brunswick. Dave has been an active partner of CFR members for several years. His research interests include the effects of climate change on insect outbreaks, managing carbon sequestration, and spatio-temporal analysis of human and human disturbance of the forest. To read a summary of one of his recent conferences, go to the following link Killing trees to grow bugs and birds: modifying intensive forest management for conservation? Or, How can we both conserve forests and provide timber and non-timber forest values for society? David MacLean will present the keynote address on Tuesday, 29 April. Title and summary of his talk to follow.
Hommage to André Bouchard
The Centre for Forest Research(CEF) and the Institute for Research in Plant Biology (IRBV) invite you to a tribute highlighting the career of the late Professor Emeritus André Bouchard, founding member of the CEF, curator of the Botanical Garden of the City of Montréal from 1975 to 1996, and director of the IRBV from 2002 to 2006. This is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of Professor Bouchard to plant ecology and to the scientific institutions of Montreal. As you know, he was an outstanding educator, an engaged citizen, and an internationally recognized researcher. This event will be followed by cocktails in the André Bouchard Room.
Date: Tuesday, 29 April 2014 (5:00 PM to 5:45 PM)
Place: Biodiversity Centre Auditorium, situated in the Montréal Botanical Garden.
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)
Here is a general map of the area.
Here are a few options near the Hotel and the Botanical Garden:
- Station in vivo (Café - closes at 7:00 PM), 4545 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin
- Chez Cora (Breakfast/lunch), 5670 Sherbrooke
- Jardin Tiki (Asian buffet), 5300 Sherbrooke
- Madisons (Steakhouse), 5222 Sherbrooke
- Dallas BBQ (Grill), 5350 Sherbrooke
- Au Vieux Duluth (Greek), 5460 Sherbrooke
- Beni Hana (Japanese Grill), 5666 Sherbrooke
- Vinnie Gambini (Italian), 5660 Sherbrooke
- Rôtisserie St-Hubert , 6225 Sherbrooke
- Bistro Le Répertoire (Fine cuisine), 5076 Bellechasse
- ... Many others are on Masson street, west of St-Michel & on Ontario street, west of Pie-IX.
Sports Bars (for hockey playoffs):
- Bar 99, 4240 Hochelaga
- Rôtisserie St-Hubert, 6225 Sherbrooke
- Restaurant Vinnie Gambini, 5660 Sherbrooke (call to make sure: 514-252-4446)
- ... Many others are on Masson street, west of St-Michel & on Ontario street, west of Pie-IX.
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; only presentations will results will be accepted for oral presentations. Priority will be given by the selection committee as follows: 1) student-members (including postdocs) and 2) all other CEF members.
The abstract should contain between 250 and 300 words in the language in which you are giving the presentation. Abstracts not respecting these guidelines will be rejected; abstracts cannot be modified after the submission deadline.
To ensure that the sessions run smoothly, NO hookups other than that of the presentation computer will be permitted. Mac users should make sure that they have software versions compatible with Windows-PC.
Oral presentation specifications - Your presentation is limited to 15 minutes, followed by a 5 minute question period. Presentations should be in PDF or Microsoft Powerpoint format; Version 2010 will be installed on the computers. You can use earlier versions if you do not have Office 2010. If you have videos or other animation, make sure that the files are compatible with Windows. Also, we cannot guarantee internet connections, so please bring a copy of your presentation on USB. Consequently, no presentation using cloud storage (on the internett) is to be used (Prezi or others).
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.
- Best oral presentation:
- Couvert Boréal will offer a one-year subscription and the opportunity to write an article (vulgarisé) to the winner for the best student oral presentation (as voted by the judges). The winner will also receive a $300 prize from the CEF.
- Audrey Lemay was voted the CEF 2014 best oral presentation
- Best poster:
- L’Association forestière du sud du Québec (AFSQ ) will offer the book Des feuillus nobles en Estrie et au Centre-du-Québec: guide de mise en valeur and a one-year subscription to Le progrès forestier magazine, with the possibility of writing an article for the magazine.
- Institut Forestier du Canada Orléans section, will offer a $100 prize, a one-year subscription to Forestry Chronicle, as well as include the winner's photo and poster abstract in the "Section News" of the journal.
- Maude Crispo was voted for the best poster of the 2014 CEF symposium
The prizes will be drawn from among the participants at the conference. To be eligible, you must deposit your name badge in the draw box before the conference concludes. The draw will take place following the announcement of the winners for the best poster and best oral presentation, Wednesday, April 30, at 5:00 PM.
- 1st prize: Fishing package (European plan) for 3 days in one of the wildlife reserves, valued at $1,290, courtesy of Sépaq
- 2nd prize: One-year subscription to the magazine Nature Sauvage
- 3rd prize: "Le Québec en miettes" by Michel Leboeuf
- 4th prix: "Plants of wetlands and the seaside " by Martine Lapointe
Rooms can reserved at l'Hotel Universel Montréal (tollfree: 1-800-567-0223), please indicate that you are with the CEF (code de groupe: CEF).
The following rates are applicable (until 28 March 2014).
Special rates (standard room):
- 1 person $99.00+tx
- 2 persons $99.00+tx
- 3 persons $99.00+tx
- 4 persons $99.00+tx
(add $10/person for breakfast)
Standard room (2 Double beds): Rooms are equipped with 2 double beds, desk, ergonomic chair and armchair. High speed internet access is FREE. Maximum 4 per room.
At or around the Jardin botanique :
- La maison de l'arbre
- Planétarium Rio Tinto (new building!)
- Olympic Tower
- Parc Maisonneuve trails
- Cinéma Starcité , 4825 avenue Pierre De Coubertin
Transport (organized carpooling) will be reimbursed by each CEF pole.
Contact the representative for your pole:
- UQAM, McGill, U. de Montréal, Concordia: Luc Lauzon
- U. de Sherbrooke: William Parsons
- U. Laval, UQAC et UQAR: Natacha Fontaine
- UQAT: Marc Mazerolle
Wireless network access
Two options are available that would allow you to connect to the Internet at various conference locations:
- Île sans fil - Offered by the City of Montreal, this connection requires neither a password nor special configuration, but it is only accessible in the main building of the Botanical Garden complex (not is the conference rooms).
- Accès Eduroam - Normally all CEF students who are already connected to the Eduroam wireless network at their home university Eduroam should be able to connect to the Eduroam network of the Biodiversity Centre without resorting to a special configuration. If this is not the case, you are advised to configure your laptop BEFORE coming to the conference with the aid of des instructions disponibles dans cette page . These instructions have been provided by IT Services at the University of Montreal, but they should work regardless of the university with which you are affiliated.
- 07h00 Fun run | Start location: Hotel Universel Montréal . 4.7 km Trail
- 20h00 Bowling party! - Salle Quilles moderne , 3115, boulevard de l'Assomption. Free but plan 2$ for shoe rental.
- 07h00 Guided visit of the Botanical Gardens and bird watching Botanical Gardern
Program (subject to change)
|07h00||Fun run | Course à pied du CEF|
Start location: Hotel Universel Montréal . 4.8 km Trail
|08||Information, registration, poster installation|
Information complex of the Botanical Garden
Daniel Kneeshaw and Louis Bernier, codirectors of the CEF
Henry Teuscher Auditorium
David MacLean of the University of New Brunswick
Ecological research to empower forest management: spruce budworm, carbon modeling, and conservation value of plantations
|Presentations by the new regular members|
|10h10||François Girard, Université de Montréal|
La géographie forestière dans un contexte de changement climatique
|10h50||Elise Filotas, TELUQ|
Voir la forêt comme un système complexe: modéliser pour mieux aménager
|11h10||Liliana Perez, Université de Montréal|
Complex science to study complex adaptive behaviours within forest ecosystems
|11h30||Colin Chapman, McGill|
Tropical Forest Dynamics and its Impacts
|12h00||Lunch | Botanical Garden restaurant|
For information, contact Luc Lauzon.