Poplar and Willow News. International Poplar Commission newsletter Issue No. 8, February 2018 - includes 2 Canadian contributions.
Poplar breeding in North America. What are we breeding for? - Barb Thomas, September 2017 - presentation to Departmental Seminar, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
Fall 2016 - features 2016 AGM including reports presented and illustrated article
Fall 2015 - features 2015 AGM including reports presented and illustrated article
Winter 2014 - features reports presented to 2014 AGM by Chair and Technical Director + welcome to new Chair
Fall 2014 - feature article and photos on poplar- and willow-related events in Vancouver in July 2014
Spring 2014 - features articles on IPC workshop in New Zealand and new poplar and willow book
Fall 2013 - features summary of PEI agroforestry conference and field tours + 2013 AGM and reports
Winter 2013 - features summary of Quebec workshop and field tours, IPC Session in India + 2012 AGM reports
Special supplement - highlights of student research
Canadian report to 2016 IPC Session - Activities related to poplar and willow cultivation and utilization in Canada 2012-2015
Canadian report to 2012 IPC Session - Poplar and willow cultivation and utilization in Canada 2008-2011
Canadian report to 2008 IPC Session - a compendium of Canadian poplar and willow information for 2004-2007.
Addendum to Canadian report to 2008 IPC Session - complete list of published literature 2004-2007
Isebrands, J.G. and Richardson, J. (editors) 2014. Poplars and Willows: trees for society and the environment. CAB International, Wallingford, UK and FAO, Rome, Italy. 634 p. For copies: www.cabi.org/bookshop. AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE (PDF)
Stettler, R.F., Bradshaw, H.D. Jr., Heilman, P.E. and Hinckley, T.M. (editors) 1996. Biology of Populus and its Implications for Management and Conservation. National Research Council of Canada, Research Press, Ottawa, ON. 539 p. For copies: www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/9780660165066
Dickmann, D.I., Isebrands, J.G., Eckenwalder, J.E. and Richardson, J. (editors) 2001. Poplar culture in North America. National Research Council of Canada, Research Press, Ottawa, ON. 397 p. For copies: www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/book/10.1139/9780660181455
Stettler, R.F. 2009. Cottonwood and the River of Time. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, USA. 301 p. For copies: www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/STECOT.html
Short Rotation Populus: A Database of North American Literature, 1989-2011 (for more information: Ron Zalesny, fs%23fed%23us|rzalesny)
Poplar breeding in North America. What are we breeding for? - Barb Thomas, September 2017 - presentation to Departmental Seminar, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Variable Nitrogen Fixation in Wild Populus - Sharon L. Doty et al. PLoS ONE 11(5):e0155979. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155979
AFIF Chair in Agroforestry and Afforestation. Final Report 2003-2013 - Ken Van Rees, Centre for Northern Agroforestry & Afforestation, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan, 2013
Is forest certification compatible with fast-growing plantations? - translation of Réseau Ligniculture Québec Information Note 2012
Version française disponible sur le site-web du RLQ
Poplars and willows for environmental services - Poplar Council of Canada factsheet, 2012
Hybrid poplar crop manual for the Prairie Provinces - Cees van Oosten, 2006 - a comprehensive resource
Crop density for hybrid poplar in the Prairie Provinces - Cees van Oosten, 2006
Purpose-grown woody biomass crops: state of knowledge - Cees van Oosten, 2008
Poplar Genomics to Poplar Production: Bridging the gap for best use of our resources and knowledge - Barb Thomas and Jim Richardson, 2006 - prepared for Genome Canada
Carlo Lupi, Guy R. Larocque, Annie DesRochers, Michel Labrecque, Alex Mosseler, John Major, Jean Beaulieu, Francine Tremblay, Andrew M. Gordon, Barb R. Thomas, André Vézina, Hassine Bouafif, Denis Cormier, Derek Sidders and Richard Krygier, 2017. Biomass from young hardwood stands on marginal lands: Allometric equations and sampling methods. Biomass and Bioenergy 98: 172-181. See highlights.
Jessica S.J. Grenke, S. Ellen Macdonald, Barb R. Thomas, Carly A. Moore and Edward W. Bork, 2016. Relationships between understory vegetation and hybrid poplar growth and size in an operational plantation. The Forestry Chronicle 92(4): 469-476. See abstract.
Scott X. Chang, Zheng Shi and Barb R. Thomas, 2016. Soil respiration and its temperature sensitivity in agricultural and afforested poplar planted systems in northern Alberta. Biology and Fertility of Soils 52: 629-641. See abstract.
Kokouvi E. Adonsou, Annie DesRochers, Francine Tremblay, Barb R. Thomas and Nathalie Isabel, 2016. The clonal root system of balsam poplar in upland sites of Quebec and Alberta. Ecology and Evolution 6: 6846-6854. See complete paper.
Barb R. Thomas, Stefan G. Schreiber and David P. Kamelchuk, 2016. Impact of planting container type on growth and survival of three hybrid poplar clones in central Alberta, Canada. New Forests 47: 815-827. See abstract.
Issue No. 1, June 2013. Includes: upcoming events, past events, technical articles, news from national poplar commissions (including Canada).
Issue No. 2, November 2013. Includes: upcoming events, articles of interest, news of the national poplar commissions and countries (article from Canada), and more.
Issue No. 3, August 2014. Includes recent events, articles of interest (C sequestration in agroforestry in India, willow living snow fences, New Holland SRWC harvest system), news of the national poplar commissions (Argentina, Germany, Sweden) and more.
Issue No. 4, December 2014. Includes: upcoming events, recent events (IPC side event at COFO 2014, IPS in Vancouver, European Poplar Congress), articles of interest (IPC reform, new technology for biomass crop monitoring, phytoremediation) and more.
Issue No. 5, July 2015. Includes: upcoming events, recent events, articles of interest (dialogue between biomass research-industry-policy-business, EcoWillow 2.0 financial analysis tool, new energy crops trial, poplar seed fibre as an advanced material, hybrid poplar trial in Iran,) and more.
Issue No. 6, February 2016. Includes: upcoming events, past events (XIV World Forestry Congress), articles (key roles of the poplar microbiome, growing poplars at low latitudes: Zimbabwean experience), general interest (scientists create bigger, faster-growing poplar trees in bid to beat climate change) and more.
Issue No. 7, March 2017. Includes: past events (25th Session of IPC, 2nd Conference on Engineering of wood products based on poplar and willow, and others), upcoming events (Salicaceae Symposium 2017), articles (bud mutated discolored poplar, N-fixing endophytes of poplar and willow increase drought tolerance) and more
Issue No. 8, February 2018. Includes: past events(PWCC 2017, meeting of National Poplar Commissions of Argentina & Chile. and others), articles (successful field trial of endophyte-assisted poplar phytoremediation of TCE, Hybrid P. ciliata x P. deltoides, greater availability of improved willow clones in Argentina) and more