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- ItemDevelopments in precision forestry since 2006 : proceedings of the International Precision Forestry Symposium, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 1-3 March 2010(Department of Forest and Wood Science, 2010) Ackerman, P. A.; Ham, H.; Lu, C.; International Precision Forestry Symposium (2010 : Stellenbosch, South Africa)These proceedings represent scientific contributions to this Precision Forestry Symposium titled “Developments in Precision Forestry since 2006” held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 1 to 3 March 2010. The symposium was jointly organized by the Department of Forest and Wood Science, Stellenbosch University (the host) and the Chair for Forest Work Science and Applied Informatics, Technische Universität München (TUM). The objective of this symposium is to provide details of research results and promote communication and information sharing on precision applications in forest operations. This symposium is the culmination of a number of events and initiatives, not only in South Africa, but also in Europe and North America. The initial idea of presenting the First South African Precision Forest Symposium in 2003 and the formation of the Precision Land-use and Management working group were initiated by events at Washington State’s Precision Forestry Cooperative’s initiative and their presentation of the First international Precision Forestry Cooperative Symposium in 2001. In addition, precision developments in Africa made researchers at Stellenbosch take note of the enormous potential which precision based forest operations offer the forest industry. These events and initiatives led to a close relationship between Stellenbosch University and TUM in the presentation of both symposia and extensive collaborative research activities. Without this partnership much of what has happened over the past few years would not have been possible. I would like to thank all those who were involved in the organization of this symposium for their significant contributions to the success of this event. We are also indebted to the authors of the extended abstracts included in this volume as well as attending delegates. I would also like to thank our sponsors; Southern Mapping Company, Stihl, Husqvarna, FAO, MTO and Optron Geometrics for their generous financial contributions to this event. Lastly my appreciation to the members of the Department of Forest and Wood Science – Hannel Ham, Poppie Gordon, Cynthia Lu, Anton Kunneke, and Martin Ziesak for their organizational work in the background. These proceedings are reproductions of extended abstracts submitted to the symposium with editing to achieve consistent format. No attempt was made to review or verify results, although the abstracts were reviewed for suitability by members of the symposium scientific review committee as set below.
- ItemInnovation in Forest Engineering : Adapting to Structural Change : official proceedings (Extended Abstracts) of the 4th Forest Engineering Conference held at White River, South Africa April 5-7, 2011(Department of Forest and Wood Science, 2011) Ackerman, Pierre; Ham, Hannel; Gleasure, Elizabeth; Forest Engineering Conference (4th : 2011 : White River, South Africa)This proceeding represent scientific contributions to the Fourth Forest Engineering Conference, titled “Innovation in Forest Engineering – Adapting to Structural Change” presented in White River, South Africa, from the 5th to the 7th of April 2011. The Conference was jointly hosted by the Stellenbosch University’s Department of Forest and Wood Science and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The Forest Engineering Conference (FEC), an international event held every four years, is a forum for forest engineers from around the world to share their research, knowledge, experience, and emerging ideas with the forestry community. The stewardship of the FEC lies with the international forest engineering community as a whole, and this conference is the culmination of a number of events with South Africa being fourth country to host the FEC. This meeting follows previous successful FEC conferences held in Mont-Tremblant, Canada (2007); Växjö, Sweden (2003); and the inaugural event in Edinburgh, Scotland (1999). The high quality of material presented by the presenters and the large number of delegates attending FEC 2011, attest to current and continued interest in promoting the all-important facet of Forest Engineering in the international forest industry. FEC 2011 is indebted to the authors of the extended abstracts included in this volume as well as attending delegates who have travelled from far and wide to share this event with us. I would also like to thank our sponsors; Southern Mapping, Tigercat, Bell, John Deere, Mondi, Forest Engineering South Africa (FESA), Husqvarna, Komatiland Forests, Merensky, SA Forestry Magazine, Stihl, Wood Southern Africa & Timber Times and York Timbers for their generous financial contributions. These proceedings are reproductions of extended abstracts submitted to the symposium with editing to achieve consistent format. No attempt was made to review or verify results, although the abstracts were reviewed for suitability by members of the symposium scientific review committee as set below. The following experts served as extended abstract reviewers for the Fourth Forest Engineering Conference 2011 in South Africa: