8:15 - 17:00
Optional Field Tour
Meet at the main entrance of
Hôtel Château Laurier
18:00 - 21:30
Welcome Reception & Exibitors 
Foyer des Plaines &
Salle des Plaines Room
18:00 - 21:30
Registration
Foyer des Plaines Foyer
DAY 2 - Wednesday, May 20, 2009
7:00 - 8:30
Breakfast
Salle des Plaines Room
7:30 - 17:30
Registration
Foyer des Plaines Foyer
8:30 - 9:00
Introduction to the conference:
Richard Fournier and Ron McRoberts
Salle des Plaines Room
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome by Mr. Richard Savard
ADM / Sous-ministre associé, Forêt Québec
Salle des Plaines Room
9:30 - 10:00
Break
Foyer des Plaines Foyer
10:00- 11:30
Plenary Session 1: Geostatistics
Chairperson: Marie-Josée Fortin
Salle des Plaines Room
10:00 - 10:30
Marie-Josée Fortin
Landscape spatial heterogeneity: scale, modeling and connectivity
Salle des Plaines Room
10:30 - 11:00
Eliot McIntire
Beyond description: the active and effective way to infer processes from spatial patterns
Salle des Plaines Room
11:00 - 11:30
Daniel Mandallaz
Geostatistical techniques for forest inventories  
Salle des Plaines Room
11:30 - 12:00
Break (Foyer des Plaines Foyer)
& Exibitors (Foyer des Plaines Foyer & Salle du Jardin Room)
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch 
Salle des Plaines Room
13:30 - 15:00
Concurrent Session 1A
Carbon, Biomass, and Climate I
Salle des Plaines Room
Moderator: Brenda McAfee
Concurrent Session 1B
Estimation Methods I
Salle Abraham-Martin Room
Moderator: Christoph Kleinn
Concurrent Session 1C
Tree Level I
Salle Grande Allée Room
Moderator: James Flewelling
Concurrent Session 1D
Dynamics and Structure I
Salle de la Colline Room
Moderator: Chhun-Huor Ung
13:30 - 13:55
Y. Mitsuda, K. Hosoda, T. Iehara, M. Matsumoto
Modeling carbon cycles in Cryptomeria japonica plantation based on long-term yield survey plot data
R. Czaplewski
Numerically stable algorithm for model-assisted multivariate estimation with multi-sensor multi-resolution remotely sensed data in complex sampling designs
O. García
Dynamic modelling of tree form
 
R. Salas, B. Fidalgo, J. Gaspar, P. Morais
Evaluation of biodiversity and structure indices in cultivated forests, using data gathered in forest inventory
13:55 - 14:20
T. A. Schroeder, S. P. Healey, G. G. Moisen, M. A. Wulder, R. R. Palafox, S. N. Goward, W. B. Cohen, J. B. Masek, R. E. Kennedy, C. Huang, S. L. Powell, N. Thomas, K. Schleeweis
International cooperation to provide consistent landsat-based estimates of forest carbon change in North America
A. O. Finley, S. Banerjee, B. Walters
A hierarchical mixture model with remotely sensed predictors for estimating zero inflated continuous forest variables
J. A. Westfall, C. T. Scott
Taper models for general application in the Northeastern U.S.
M. Hordo, A. Sims, A. Kiviste
Evaluating of competition indices for individual tree growth modelling in Estonia
14:20 - 14:45
H. E. Andersen, T. Barrett, K. Winterberger, J.Strunk, T.Hailemariam
Estimating forest biomass on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska using a lidar-based double sampling design
R. McRoberts
Satellite image-based maps: scientific inference or just pretty pictures?
W. T. Zakrzewski
Estimating wood volume of the stem and commercial branches of hard maple using a taper model with latent sub-models
V. LeMay, A. Pommerening, P. Marshall
Using random coefficients mixed models to examine variation in spatial temporal point process patterns
14:45 - 15:00
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15:00 - 15:30
Break (Foyer des Plaines Foyer) & Exibitors (Foyer des Plaines Foyer & Salle du Jardin Room)
15:30 - 17:20
Concurrent Session 2A
Uncertainty analysis
Salle des Plaines Room
Moderator: Ron McRoberts
Concurrent Session 2B
Estimation Methods II
Salle Abraham-Martin Room
Moderator: Daniel Mandallaz
Concurrent Session 2C
Tree Level II
Salle Grande Allée Room
Moderator: James A. Westfall
Concurrent Session 2D
Dynamics and Structure II
Salle de la Colline Room
Moderator: Valerie LeMay
15:30 - 15:55
M. Fortin
Assessing and testing uncertainty for individual-tree models through Monte Carlo simulations
M. Ducey, D. Zheng, L. S. Heath
Creating compatible maps from remotely sensed and forest inventory data using radial basis functions
V. Kint, W. Aertsen, J. Wouters, B. Muys
Tree and wood quality assessment in national forest inventories
J. Pasher, D. King
Modelling forest structural complexity as an indicator of biodiversity using airborne remote sensing and topographic information
15:55 - 16:20
G. Wang, M. Zhang, G. Z. Gertner, R. E. McRoberts
Forest Inventory and Satellite Data based Simulation and Spatial Uncertainty Analysis for Mapping Forest Carbon
F. Baffetta, L. Fattorini, P. Corona
Estimation of woodlot and tree row attributes in large-scale forest inventories
F. A. Gougeon
The Individual Tree Crown (ITC) approach to forest inventories satellite and aerial sensor considerations
S. X. Meng, S. Huang
Incorporating correlated error structures into mixed forest growth models: inference and prediction implications
16:20 - 16:45
F. Mauro, A. G. Abril, J. A. Manzanera, R. Valbuena
GPS admissible errors in positioning inventory plots for forest structure studies
D. Mailly, M. Gaudreault, L. Blais
Using ratio estimation to improve estimates of top height with incomplete data in forest inventory plots in Quebec
J. Rossmann, M. Schluse, A. Buecken, M. Hoppen
Large area forest inventory and management using remote sensing data - combining single tree and stand level in a 4D-GIS system
I. S. Moss
An approach to classifying inventory polygon stand structure characteristics
16:45 - 17h10
R. Ouimet, L. Duchesne, C. Périé, D. Houle, S. Tremblay
Regional monitoring with plot networks: a practical tool for implementing research and reporting on forest ecosystem changes and their causes in Quebec, Canada
P. Rahnama, L. Marchese, F. Chateauneuf, J. Hackett, T. Lynham, M. Wooster
Performance modeling for space-based observations of fires using microbolometers
S. Durrieu, T. Allouis, R. Fournier, C. Véga, L. Albrech
Quantification of spatial distribution of vegetation density from terrestrial laser scanner data for characterization of 3D forest structure 
17:10 - 17:20
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17:20 - 17:50
Exibitors in Foyer des Plaines Foyer & Salle du Jardin Room
DAY 3 - Thursday, May 21, 2009
7:00 - 8:30
Breakfast
Salle des Plaines Room
7:30 - 17:30
Registration
Foyer des Plaines Foyer
8:30 - 8:45
Introduction to Day 3
Salle des Plaines Room
8:45 - 9:30
Plenary keynote: Jim Carle, FAO
Support to forest inventory and monitoring programmes in developing countries
Salle des Plaines Room
09:30 - 10:00
Break
Foyer des Plaines Foyer
10:00 - 11:30
Plenary Session 2: Harmonization of Forest Inventories
Chairperson: Klemens Shadauer
Salle des Plaines Room
10:00 - 10:30
Klemens Schadauer
European network of forest inventories
Salle des Plaines Room
10:30 - 10:50
Claude Vidal
A methodology for international harmonized reporting: examples of tree and forest
Salle des Plaines Room
10:50 - 11:10
Goran Ståhl, Emil Cienciala
Harmonizing greenhouse gas reporting based on European National Forest Inventories
Salle des Plaines Room
11:10 - 11:30
Gherardo Chirici, Susanne Winter, Ron McRoberts
Harmonised biodiversity indicators using NFI Data
Salle des Plaines Room
11:30 - 12:00
Break (Foyer des Plaines Foyer) & Posters session (Salle du Jardin Room)
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch 
Salle des Plaines Room
13:30 - 15:20
Concurrent Session 3A
Harmonization of Inventories  I
Salle des Plaines Room
Moderator: Klemens Schadauer
Concurrent Session 3B
Nearest Neighbour Methods I
Salle Abraham-Martin Room
Moderator: Reija Haapanen
Concurrent Session 3C
LiDAR Data I
Salle Grande Allée Room
Moderator: Benoît St-Onge
Concurrent Session 3D
Monitoring Changes I
Salle de la Colline Room
Moderator: Guy Aubé
13:30 - 13:55
J. Kapron
Ontario’s Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring Program – Opportunities for collaboration and harmonization
F. Baffetta, L. Fattorini
On the use of principal components in design-based kNN estimation
K. Ioki, J. Imanishi, T. Sasaki, Y. Morimoto, K. Kitada,
Prediction of stand volume in broad-leaved forest in Japan using discrete-return lidar
N. Thiffault, R. A. Fournier, O. van Lier, V. Dancause, S. Crête-D'Avignon, P. LeBel, R. Bradley
Monitoring ericad invasion in Northeastern Quebec (Canada) from the plot to the region
13:55 - 14:20
J. A. Westfall
Monitoring state sorest lands in harmonization with a National Forest Inventory Program
G. Daigle, L.-P. Rivest
Application of the k-NN Estimation Technique to the Quebec Forest inventories
J. Bock, E. Dambrine, G. Dez, J.-L. Dupouey, M. Georges-Leroy, A. Jolly, F. Martins, J.-P. Renaud
Towards site index mapping in deciduous stands using multi-echo LIDAR data
T. Barrett, H.-E. Andersen, K. Winterberger
Efficient monitoring of boreal forests for climate change impacts – a multiobjective optimization approach for combining lidar and field data
14:20 - 14:45
M. Gillis
Harmonizing forest measurement and monitoring in Canada through the National Forest Inventory
M. J. Falkowski, A. T. Hudak, N. L. Crookston, E. H. Uebler
Parameterizeing a tree-level forest growth model via a k-NN algorithm incorporating LiDAR data
J. Breidenbach, E. Kublin
Estimating timber volume by means of airborne laser scanning data - Modeling various spatial variance components using Bayesian methods
Y. Crevier, G. Aubé, M. Brady
Radar applications for sensitive treed ecosystem regions (RASTER)
14:45 - 15:10
B. Smith                                                           Harmonizing volume, biomass and carbon in the US wide inventory
E. Tomppo, M. Haakana, M. Katila, K. Mäkisara, J. Peräsaari
Using multi-temporal field data, remote sensing data, growth models and drain statistics in estimating forest resources
C. Salas, L. Ene, T. G. Gregoire, E. Naesset, T. Gobakken
Modelling tree diameter from airborne laser scanning derived variables: a comparison of spatial statistical models
B. Fidalgo, R. Salas, J. Gaspar, P. Morais
Assessing biodiversity at landscape level starting from forest inventory data. An experience in a cultivated landscape
15:10 - 15:20
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15:20 - 15:50
Break (Foyer des Plaines Foyer) & Posters session (Salle du Jardin Room)
15:50 - 17:15
Concurrent Session 4A
Harmonization of Inventories  II
Salle des Plaines Room
Moderator: Mark Gillis
Concurrent Session 4B
Nearest Neighbour Methods II
Salle Abraham-Martin Room
Moderator: Andrew Finley
Concurrent Session 4C
LiDAR Data II
Salle Grande Allée Room
Moderator: Erik Naesset
Concurrent Session 4D
Monitoring Changes II
Salle de la Colline Room
Moderator: Richard Fournier
15:50 - 16:15
D. Hyde
NatureServe: Linking vegetation classification, ecological systems mapping
and forest inventory efforts in Canada
R. Haapanen, S. Tuominen, M. Holopainen, R. Viitala
The effect of forest characteristics on ALS-based inventory results
B. St-Onge, M. Laforme, M.-C. Jutras-Perreault
Measuring structural attributes of the boreal forest canopy and understory using small footprint full waveform lidar data
W. B. Cohen, R. E. Kennedy, Z. Yang
Landsat forest change detection in 2009: Regional monitoring of forest disturbance and regrowth at an annual time step
16:15 - 16:40
P. Miles
The North America Forest Database Project of the North America Forest Commission Forest Inventory and Monitoring Working Group
M. Miranda, C.-H. Ung, L. Guindon, A. Condal, P. Bernier, A. Beaudoin, A. Patry
A simple Mahanalobis distance in the KNN method using aerial photograph for predicting stand table in a boreal mixed forest
L. T. Waser, E. Baltsavias, C. Ginzler, A. Lanz
Semiautomatic prediction of forest composition on main tree species level by means of multi-temporal airborne digital sensor data ADS40
D. Travaglini, R. Bertini, F. Bottalico, G. Chirici, F. Giannetti, S. Nocentini, N. Puletti, P. Corona
Estimating forest basal area in Northern Italy by forest inventory and satellite data
16:40 - 17:05
R. Palafox Rivas
Mexican National Forest Inventory in harmonization with National Forest Inventories programs in North American
M. D. Nelson, M. Meneguzzo, M. H. Hansen
Comparing image- and plot-based estimates of number and size of forest patches
R. Khorrami
Optimization of the Application of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) in digital processing of satellite images
 
D. Giuliarelli, G. Chirici, D. Tonti, W. Mattioli, M. Marchetti, P. Corona
Coppice clearcuts mapping by multitemporal spot5 imagery
17:05 - 17:15
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17:15 - 17:45
Posters session in Salle du Jardin Room
DAY 4 - Friday, May 22, 2009
7:00 - 8:30
Breakfast
Salle des Plaines Room
7:30 - 17:30
Registration
Foyer des Plaines Foyer
8:30 - 8:45
Introduction to Day 4
Salle des Plaines Room
8:45 - 9:30
Plenary keynote:  Michael Brady, Natural Resources Canada
GOFC-GOLD: Providing the international cooperation needed for global observations of forest and land cover dynamics  
Salle des Plaines Room
9:30 - 10:00
Break
Foyer des Plaines Foyer
10:00 - 11:30
Plenary Session 3:  LiDAR
Chairperson: Erik Næsset
Salle des Plaines Room
10:00 - 10:10
Erik Næsset & Ross Nelson
Sampling with lasers – from Delaware, USA to Hedmark County, Norway
Salle des Plaines Room
10:10 - 10:30
R. Nelson, E. Næsset, T. Gobakken, T. Gregoire, G. Ståhl
Estimating volume, biomass, and carbon in Hedmark county, Norway Using a Profiling LiDAR
Salle des Plaines Room
10:30 - 10:50
T. Gobakken, E. Naesset, O. M. Bollandsas, H.O. Orka, R. Nelson, T. Gregoire, G. Ståhl
Estimating volume and biomass in Hedmark County, Norway using National Forest Inventory ground plots and airborne scanning LiDAR
Salle des Plaines Room
10:50 - 11:10
G. Ståhl, S. Holm, T. Gregoire, T. Gobakken, E. Næsset, R. Nelson
The precision of two-phase sampling with independent samples – an example based on LiDAR forest survey
Salle des Plaines Room
11:10-11:30
T. Gregoire, G. Ståhl, T. Gobakken, E. Næsset, R. Nelson
The conditional design-based variance of an estimator of aboveground forest biomass following double sampling regression estimation in Hedmark Country, Norway. 
Salle des Plaines Room
11:30 - 11:45
Break
Foyer des Plaines Foyer
11:45 - 13:15
Lunch 
Salle des Plaines Room
13:15 - 14:30
Concurrent Session 5A
LiDAR Data III
Salle des Plaines Room
Moderator: Hans Andersen
Concurrent Session 5B
Sampling Methods I
Salle Abraham-Martin Room
Moderator: Stephen Stehman
Concurrent Session 5C
Classification and Mapping I
Salle Grande Allée Room
Moderator: Gretchen Moisen
Concurrent Session 5D
Forest Attributes Using Ground and Remotely Sensed Data I
Salle de la Colline Room
Moderator: François Gougeon 
13:15 - 13:40
L. Guindon, C.-H. Ung, M. Miranda, Z. J. Guo, A. Beaudoin, A. Patry
Predicting stand table in a boreal mixed forest with airborne lidar using a KNN method
C.J.  Goulding, M. Fritzsche, D.S. Culvenor
Improving forest inventory integrating single tree sampling with remote Sensing
O. van Lier, J. E. Luther, D. G. Leckie
Monitoring forest cover transitions using Landsat and forest inventory data for the Humber River Basin in Western Newfoundland
G. G. Moisen, J. A. Blackard, S. P. Healey, S. N. Goward, W. B. Cohen, J. G. Masek
Using a sample of temporally dense Landsat-based disturbance maps to explore and map rates of forest disturbance across the conterminous U.S. from 2000 to 2006
13:40 - 14:05
S. G. Leblanc, R. A. Fournier
Tools and practical use of terrestrial imaging LiDARs for forest architectural measurements
Y. Hirata, T. Takahashi
Object-oriented classification and sampling rate of Landsat TM data for forest resource survey
R. J. Hall, E. J. Arsenault, P. Boudewyn, M. D. Gillis, J. E. Luther, A. Beaudoin, M. A. Wulder
Creating a national forest biomass map of Canada by integrating satellite data and models
U. Vepakomma, D. Kneeshaw, B. St-Onge
Monitoring regeneration growth in natural and harvested openings using multi-temporal lidar data
14:05 - 14:30
J. Flewelling
Effect of co-registration error, plot size and configuration upon the expected overlap of aerial plots and ground sample plots
S. V. Stehman, M. C. Hansen, P. Potapov, M. Broich
Stratified sampling of Landsat-interpreted forest clearing for a single change period: A retrospective evaluation
G. Aubé, Y. Crevier
From sustainable development to competitiveness: Canadian EO initiatives affecting the forest sector
C. L. Tiburan Jr., S. Kobayashi
Land use planning of Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve using potential biomass density and soil erosion estimates
14:30 - 14:45
Break (Foyer des Plaines Foyer)
14:45 - 16:00
Concurrent Session 6A
LiDAR Data IV
Salle des Plaines Room
Moderator: Sylvie Durrieu
Concurrent Session 6B
Sampling Methods II
Salle Abraham-Martin Room
Moderator: Ray Czaplewski
Concurrent Session 6C
Classification and Mapping II
Salle Grande Allée Room
Moderator: Warren Cohen
Concurrent Session 6D
Forest Attributes Using Ground and Remotely Sensed Data II
Salle De la Colline Room
Moderator: Ron Hall
14:45 - 15:10
S. Tuominen, R. Haapanen
Comparison of a grid-based and segment-based estimation of forest attributes using airborne laser scanning and digital aerial imagery 
M. J. Falkowski, M. A. Wulder, J. C. White, M. D. Gillis
Supporting large area forest inventories with samples of high spatial resolution satellite imagery
O. Cartus, M. Santoro, U. Wegmüller, A. Wiesmann, C. Schmullius
Large-scale mapping of growing stock volume in boreal forest using C-band SAR and SAR interferometry
 
J. Verbesslt, G. Newnham, A. Robinson, C. Stone, D. Culvenor
Using MODIS satellite time-series to detect and forecast changes in forests
15:10 - 15:35
J.-F. Côté, R. A. Fournier, R. Egli,
Improving estimations of forest attributes from terrestrial and small-footprint airborne LiDAR with architectural modelling
T. Y. Lam, C. Kleinn, B. Coenradie
Double sampling for stratification for the monitoring of sparse tree populations - the example of Populus euphratica Oliv. forests at the lower reaches of Tarim River, southern Xinjiang, China
S. B. Coggins, N. C. Coops, M. A. Wulder, S. Ortlepp
Improvement of large area forest inventory variable estimates using samples of very high spatial resolution remotely sensed imagery
D. Gormanson, C. Merriman, M. Hansen
Utility of forest service stand density and size class maps for FIA
15:35 - 16:00
F. Doyon, V. McCullough, J.-F. Sénécal, P. Rochon, C. Hopkinson, M. Zaremba, F. Gadallah
Gross merchantable timber volume mapping using small-Footprint Lidar: A comparison between Lidar assessed volume and traditional inventory based approach
O. Hawkins, C. Stanley, Z. De Groot, H. Kellar-Bland
Forest inventory: sampling regimes in a data-rich environment
J. Gibson, T. C. Edwards, G. G. Moisen
Forecasting climate induced distribution shifts for arborescent conifers of North America’s srid interior west
M. C. Garrastazu, A. E. B. Lacerda, M. A. D. Rosot, Y. M. M. Oliveira, P. P. Mattos
The interface between the Brazilian Forest Inventory and the Permanent Plots National System: the development of a multi-level system
16:00 - 16:30 Conference Wrap:
Richard Fournier and Ron McRoberts
Salle des Plaines Room