Monday 6.10.2013

TIME EVENT ROOM SPEAKER
7:00am Golf Tournament
Contact: Michael Cunningham at 850-491-5990 or mwcunni@arborgen.com
Contact: Michael Cunningham at 850-491-5990 or mwcunni@arborgen.com
11:00am-5:00pm Registration Opens North Lobby
1:00 - 4:00pm North American Quantitative Genetics Meeting Meeting Room III and IV
TBA
4:15 - 5:45pm SFTIC Committee Meeting Meeting Room III and IV  
6:00pm Shooting Sports Mixer Pickens Bend Shooting Range

 

Tuesday 6.11.2013

TIME SPEAKER TOPIC
7:00 am Registration Opens

PLENARY SESSION - BELLSOUTH AUDITORIUM (Mike Cunningham, Moderator)
8:00am Dr. Patricia A. Layton, Director of School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University Welcome to SFTIC and Introduction of Dean Scott
8:10am Dean Tom Scott, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Welcome to Clemson
8:30am Gene Kodama - SC State Forester, SC Forestry Commission Grow It and They Will Come
9:15am Tony Cascio - Sr. Vice President, Investments - Resource Management Service, LLC Perspectives on Institutional Timberland Owners on Modern Tree Improvement Technologies
10:00am BREAK
10:30am David Wear - Project Leader, Center for Integrated Forest Science and Synthesis; USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station Anticipating the Future of Forests and Uses in the South: Implications for Forest Management
11:15am Dr. Harold Burkhart - University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech University Modeling Genetic Improvement Effects on Growth and Value of Forest Plantations
Noon Lunch - Ballroom A and B
CONCURRENT SESSION A - MEETING ROOM I/II (Scott Merkle, Moderator)
CONCURRENT SESSION C - BELLSOUTH AUDITORIUM (Barb Crane, Moderator)
1:15pm A Transgenic American Chestnut System for Evaluation of Pathogen Resistance Genes. Campbell J. Nairn Broad-Based Testing Compared to Local Testing of Families of Loblolly Pine for Resistance to Fusiform. Jesse Spitzer
1:35pm Dissecting the molecular mechanisms underpinning the susceptibility of poplar (Populus spp.) to Septoria musiva. Haiying Liang Fungal Effectors of Cronartium quercuum f.sp. fusiforme. Katherine E. Smith
1:55pm Towards a Genome Sequence of the Brown Spot Needle Blight Pathogen (Mycosphaerella dearnessii) Infecting Longleaf Pine. B.D. Bartlett Best performing cottonwood and hybrid poplar varieties in the southeastern United States and their basic specific gravity and moisture content. Bijay Tamang
2:15pm Reconstruction of Regulatory Networks in Fusarium graminearum Using a Systems Biology Approach. Li Guo Longleaf Pine grown in Virginia:  A Provenance Test. Kurt Johnsen
2:35pm Constitutively elevated salicylic acid provokes oxidative response in transgenic Populus via metabolic and transcriptional reprogramming. C-J Tsai High Resolution X-ray Micro Computed Tomography for Genetic Analysis of Wood Traits. Alejandro Riveros-Walker
3:00pm Break Break
CONCURRENT SESSION B -MEETING ROOM I-II (Steve McKeand, Moderator)
CONCURRENT SESSION D - BELLSOUTH AUDITORIUM (Gary Peter, Moderator)
3:30pm Modeling the Growth of Loblolly Pine Seed Sources in the Southeastern United States. Alfredo Farjat A climate change response function for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) from the Western Gulf region of the United States. Thomas D. Byram
3:50pm Impacts of Genetics on Juvenile Stem Characteristics and Potential Stand-level Value in Loblolly Pine. Joshua Steiger Effect of Organic Soils on Tree Form and Quality Traits of Open-Pollinated Loblolly Pine in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Christopher Rosier
4:10pm Genetic and Spacing effects on Early Stand Development and Physiology of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.). Shakuntala Sharma Integrating Climate and Genetic Effects of Loblolly Pine by Universal Response Functions. Jianxing Zhang
4:30pm Comparing breeding values from multiple-tree plots with single-tree plots. Jianxing Zhang
Genetic control of growth and shoot phenology in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) clonal trials during the second and sixth growing seasons. Tania Quesada
5:30pm Poster Session and Mixer - Ballroom A CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF POSTERS
7:45pm Career Development Workshop - Ballroom A

 

Wednesday 6.12.2013

TIME EVENT SPEAKER
6:00am SFTIC 5K Run/Walk
Contact: Dana Nelson at dananelson@fs.fed.us or 228-832-2747 ext 202
Contact: Dana Nelson at dananelson@fs.fed.us or 228-832-2747 ext 202
7:00am Registration Opens

PLENARY SESSION
Chris Rosier (Moderator)
8:00am Marshall Jacobson - Director of Forest Productivity and Silviculture, Plum Creek Timber Tree Improvement and Silviculture, Teamwork in Action
8:35am Dr. Gary Peter - Professor, University of Florida Planted Forest Value: Tree Breeders Can Enable New Markets
9:10am Patrick Cumbie - Manager of Pine Development, ArborGen Will advanced loblolly pine genetics deliver added value to landowners in the southeastern United States?
9:45am Break
Dana Nelson (Moderator)
10:15am Dr. Rod Will - Professor, Oklahoma State University Physiological approaches to species conservation and restoration
10:50am Craig Echt - Research Geneticist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station DNA Marker Approaches to Species Conservation and Restoration
11:25am Gwendolyn Boyd The Role of Genetics in Agroforestry Systems
Noon Lunch - Ballroom A & B
C.J. Tsai (Moderator)
1:15PM VE Chhatre Multiple Pedigrees Allow Construction of a Densely Populated Reference Linkage Map in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.)
1:35pm Ross Whetten Impacts of cost-effective high-throughput genotyping of loblolly pine on applied tree breeding programs
1:55pm Christine Holtz The influence of Chinese chestnut genome proportion on the success of somatic embryogenesis in chestnut
2:15pm Albert G. Abbott The Peach Genome: a comparative genomics reference for identification of genes controlling traits of importance in fruit and forest trees
2:35pm Nurul Islam-Faridi
FISHing for a cyto-molecular map of chestnut (Castanea spp.) using genetically and physically mapped BACs
2:55pm Break
Fred Raley (Moderator)
3:20pm Randall J. Rousseau Black Willow Improvement in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley
3:40pm Scott Merkle Beyond Hybrid Backcross Breeding:  The Intersection of The American Chestnut Foundation’s Breeding Program and Varietal Forestry
4:00pm Nicholas A. Mustoe Effects of Genetic Improvement on Growth and Survival of Cherrybark Oaks (Quercus pagoda Raf.) in Southern Arkansas: First Year Results
4:20pm Steve McKeand And They’re Off! – Fourth Cycle of Loblolly Pine Breeding Has Begun in the  NCSU Cooperative Tree Improvement Program
4:40pm C. Dana Nelson Genetic Improvement for Ecosystem Restoration
6:00 - 8:30pm Banquet - Ballroom A & B

 

Thursday 6.13.2013

TIME SPEAKER TOPIC

PLENARY SESSION - BELLSOUTH AUDITORIUM
Haiying Liang (Moderator)
8:00am Dr. Tim Martin - Professor, University of Florida PINEMAP: Cooperative forestry research, extension and education for a changing world
8:35am Amy Brunner - Associate Professor, Dept of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech University Improving forest plantations through biotechnology:  Can a systems-level understanding of tree biology be translated to major gains in tree improvement via transgenic technology?
9:10am Joe James Phytophthora in a nutshell and its impact on our overall American Chestnut restoration effort
9:45am Break
Tom Byram (Moderator)
10:15am Chris Saski - Director, Clemson University Genomics Institute CUGI: A resource for Genomics and bioinformatics
10:50am Nick Wheeler - Molecular Breeding Services, LLC The Pine Reference Genome Sequence and Applied Tree Breeding
11:25am Jerry Tuskan - Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Genes to function, function to applications: applications of large scale genomics
Noon Lunch on your own
1:00pm Field Tours: (You may choose which field tour you would like attend)
1. Chestnut Return Farms (Seneca, SC)
2. Clemson University Musser Fruit Research Farm (Clemson, SC)


A climate change response function for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) from the Western Gulf region of the United States