Wednesday, 12 September

Morning

Internal FP1403 MC Meeting
10:00 - 12:00

Noon

Official start of the conference -
Welcome lunch for all
conference guests
12:00 - 13:00

Afternoon

General results presentations
Panel discussion

Evening

Conference dinner
 
Thursday, 13 September

Morning

Keynote talk
Regular presentations

Noon

Buffet lunch

Afternoon

Keynote talk
Regular presentations

Evening

Poster session & Wine reception
 
Friday, 14 September

Morning

Keynote talk
Regular presentations

Noon

Buffet lunch

Afternoon

Excursion
(registration required)

Evening

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   Detailed programme

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   Book of abstracts

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   Evening

The Conference dinner will take place on Wednesday 12th September at 19:30 at the traditional Austrian Winery (Heuriger) "Das Schreiberhaus", Rathstraße 54, 1190 Wien. 

A bus shuttle is organised leaving from the university around 19:00-19:30 in front of the main gate of the Exner Haus (Peter-Jordan-Str. 82). Look for the bus with the sign "Shuttle for NNEXT Conference dinner".

There will be no shuttle organised from the conference dinner to the hotels. For the public transport timetables go to the Wiener Linien website.

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   Excursion

Grafenegg forest estate (Forstverwaltung Grafenegg), A-3485 Grafenegg 1

Our field trip on Friday afternoon, 14 September, will bring us to a forest estate with one of the longest histories of non-native tree species trials and plantations in Austria. Grafenegg forest estate is situated outside the Alpine Region in eastern Austria, about one hour by car from Vienna. Parts of their forests lie in the Danube floodplain and are exposed to irregular inundations. Other parts of their forests are situated amongst vineyard hills where high temperatures and low precipitation result in slow growth and bad health of autochthonous tree species, especially conifers. As early as from the 19th century field trials with non-native tree species have been established in the quest for tree species alternatives under such difficult growing conditions. Dutch elm disease, ash dieback and bark beetle damages further stimulated the interest in non-native tree species. Hybrid poplars, black walnut and Douglas fir have been successfully cultivated for decades. Other species play increasingly important roles, and again other pose significant threats. Aspects of species choice, wood production and nature conservation will be presented and discussed with the participants.

The excursion fee is EUR 40 (additionally to the registration fee).

The excursion is booked out!

Meeting point: in front of the main gate of the Exner Haus (Peter-Jordan-Str. 82)

Departure time: 13:00

Return: back to the BOKU at around 21:00 (no transfer to the airport)

Danube floodplain

Danube floodplain

Douglas fir stand in droughtprone hillside area

Douglas fir stand in drought prone hillside area

Grafenegg castle

Grafenegg castle