This is a brief summary about the tentative program for the 11th Uneven-aged management workshop in Valdivia, Chile. A detailed program will be timely provided. Alternatively you can send an email to Pablo Donoso ( or Daniel Soto (

This program includes four keynote speakers, whose biosketch follows:

Guillermo J. Martínez Pastur is a forest engineer from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He is a Doctor in Agronomy (Universidad Nacional del Sur) and Senior Research Scientist at CONICET. With over 20 years of research experience in forest management, conservation and landscape ecology, his focus in on the research of temperate forest in the southernmost native forests of the World. He has authored more than 150 papers and 25 book contributions, and has been associate editor of several journals and special issues related to ecology and landscape ecology.

Presentation title: “Challenges and constrains of conservation and management of even-aged and uneven-aged Nothofagus forests at Southern Patagonia: Adaptation strategies in the current socio-political framework”.

Álvaro G. Gutiérrez is as a forest engineer from Universidad de Chile. His research is in forest ecologist, specifically  in the dynamics and conservation of forests, with focus on documenting and anticipating the impacts of global change on old-growth temperate rainforests of southern South America. He is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. 

Presentation title: Pending

Anthony W. D’Amato is a Professor of Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology at the University of Vermont and serves as Director for their Forestry Program. His research focuses on long-term forest dynamics, disturbance effects on ecosystem structure and function, and silvicultural strategies for conferring adaptation potential, particularly within north temperate forest systems. He has authored more than 100 papers, four landowner outreach pamphlets, and been associate editor of several journals and special issues related to forest ecology and silviculture.

Presentation Title: “Adaptive silvicultural strategies for northern hardwood forests: building on the past to address future challenges”

Klaus J. Puettmann is the holder of the Edmund Hayes Professorship in Silviculture Alternatives at Oregon State University. He has almost 35 years of research and teaching experience, published over 90 papers, two books, and numerous other contributions. His research interests include silviculture and stand development of diverse structured forests, spatial dynamics of plant interactions, and density management with a special focus to on managing forests for increased resistance, resilience, and adaptive capacity.

Presentation title: “Is “understocked” the new “full stocking” in a world with global change?”



17:00-18:00 Registration 1
18:00-20:00 Welcoming reception

7:30-8:10 Registration 2

Opening session
Welcome messages

Chair of Organizing Committee
Director of Chilean Forest Service
8:10-8:40 Keynote speaker 1
8:40-10:10 Oral presentations
10:10-10:30 Morning break (provided)
10:30-13:00 Oral presentations
13:00-14:20 Lunch buffet (provided)
14:20-14:50 Keynote speaker 2
14:50-17:30 Oral presentations
17:30-18:30 Poster session

8:10-8:40 Keynote speaker 3
8:40-10:10 Oral presentations
10:10-10:30 Morning break (provided)
10:30-12:30 Oral presentations
12:30-13:30 Lunch buffet (provided)
13:30-18:30 In-conference tour
Llancahue Experimental Forest 

8:10-8:40 Keynote speaker 4
8:40-10:10 Oral presentations
10:10-10:30 Morning break (provided)
10:30-13:00 Oral presentations
13:00-14:30 Lunch buffet (provided)
14:30-16:30 Oral presentations
16:30-17:00 IUFRO 1.05.00 Uneven-aged Silviculture working group business meeting.  Gary Kerr, Chair.
18:00 – … Dinner and party