Technical & Scientific Presentations

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Harrop Tarn, Cumbria, England. Photo: E. R. Wilson 2014.

*denotes an invited/keynote presentation

Silviculture Series

  • *Wilson, E. R., and S.M. Smith. 2017. All that is Green is not Gold: the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Invasion of Toronto’s Urban Forest, Canada. 51st AA National Amenity Conference 2017. Protect and Survive: The 1st International Conference on Arboricultural Biosecurity. University of Exeter, Exeter, England. 10–13 September 2017.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2017. Silviculture and management of ash (Fraxinus excelsior) in woodlands infected with Chalara ash dieback disease (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), Future Trees Trust – Living Ash Project Workshop. Grassington Village Hall, North Yorkshire. 8 June 2017. URL: SlideShare pdficon_small

  • *Wilson, E. R. 2017. The biology and spread of Chalara ash dieback disease (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) in Britain. Future Trees Trust – Living Ash Project Workshop. Grassington Village Hall, North Yorkshire. 8 June 2017. URL: SlideShare pdficon_small

  • Wilson, E. R. 2017. Presentation. Royal Society of Biology. [details to follow]
  • Wilson, E. R. 2017. Forestry education at the Royal Forestry Society. RFS North West Midlands Division Meeting. Harper Adams University, Shropshire. February 2017.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2016. Trees: structure and function. Seminar. Newton Rigg College, Penrith Cumbria. 14 October 2016.
  • Wilson, E. R., 2016. Presentation. APF Show. [details to follow]
  • Wilson, E. R. 2016. Presentation. International Forest Ecosystem Management Programme, Faculty of Forest and Environment, University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE), Eberswalde, Germany.[details to follow]
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2016. Enhancing the resilience of managed woodlands: adapting to the uncertainties of climate change and forest health. Global Change Lecture, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh, Scotland. 30 March 2016.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2016. Forestry and flooding – environmental strategies for catchment management. Conference: Making our Nation More Resilient to Flooding: Designing Effective Strategies and Delivering Key Solutions to our Communities, London, England. 20 January 2016.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2015. Continuous cover forestry in the United Kingdom. Seminar: Applied Silviculture and Risk Management, International Forest Ecosystem Management Programme, Faculty of Forest and Environment, University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE), Eberswalde, Germany. 7 July 2015. Link here
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2015. Biodiversity off-setting and its impacts on woodlands. Caring for Sheffield’s Woodlands Workshop and Discussion, Festival of Arts and Humanities, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England. 27 May 2015. URL: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/festivalah/events/woodlands
  • *Morgan, P. R., and E. R. Wilson. 2015. Pro Silva Forestry: a model for sustainable adaptive forest management. 20th Anniversary Conference, Pro Silva Bohemica. Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic. 23 April 2015. URL: http://www.prosilvabohemica.cz/
  • Wilson, E. R., and P. R. Morgan. 2015. Continuous Cover Forestry: an alternative model for the sustainable management of woodlands and watersheds in Britain. Institute of Fisheries Management 7th Specialist Conference (Forestry and Fisheries – Where Next?), Institute of Fisheries Management, Rheged, Penrith, Cumbria. 21-23 April 2015. URL: SlideShare pdficon_small and http://www.ifm.org.uk
  • Wilson, E. R. 2015. The High Park prescribed burn 2015: managing forest ecosystems in the City of Toronto. Online Lecture Presentation. 15 April 2015. URL: SlideShare pdficon_small
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2015. Designing with Nature: Foresters and the Forests of the Future. Forestry Society Lecture. National School of Forestry, University of Cumbria, Ambleside, Cumbria. 16 February 2015.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2014. Citizen science and tree health: experiences from the Ancient Ash Trees in Eden Project. North West Tree Health Group. County Hall, Kendal, Cumbria. 19 November 2014.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2014. Designing resilient and sustainable woodlands in Britain: past, present and future.  Master of Forest Conservation Program, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 22 September 2014.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2014. Silviculture and management of ash – best practice advice for woodland managers.  Stakeholder Workshop for Owners and Growers, Future Trees Trust – Living Ash Project. Lawshall Village Hall, Suffolk. 18 June 2014. URL: SlideShare pdficon_small
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2014. Update on the biology of ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus):  identification and reporting of infected ash trees. Stakeholder Workshop for Owners and Growers, Future Trees Trust – Living Ash Project. Lawshall Village Hall, Suffolk. 18 June 2014. URL: SlideShare pdficon_small
  • Wilson, E. R. 2014. The Biltmore Forest School and the Cradle of Forestry in the United States. Online Presentation. 7 April 2014. URL: SlideShare pdficon_small and ResearchGate pdficon_small
  • Wilson, E. R., J. Ralph, S. Rodhouse, R. Pakenham, V. Bowman and G. Browning. 2014. Continuous Cover Forestry: delivering sustainable and resilient woodlands in Britain. Forestry and Woodland Advisory Committee, North West England, Preston, Lancashire. 6 March 2014.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2014. Aspects of root system development in planted conifer seedlings. Institute of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. 5 March 2014.
  • Wilson, E. R., J. Ralph, S. Rodhouse, R. Pakenham, V. Bowman and G. Browning. 2014. Continuous Cover Forestry: delivering sustainable and resilient woodlands in Britain. Penrith and the Border Forestry Think-Tank, Penrith, Cumbria. 17 January 2014.
  • Morgan, P., and E. R. Wilson. 2013. Silviculture in Europe: Making the Transition to Managing Ecosystems. Society of American Foresters National Convention – Silviculture Matters. Charleston, SC, USA, 25 October 2013
  • Wilson, E. R., and P. Morgan. 2013. Transforming the Culture of Silviculture in British Forestry. Society of American Foresters National Convention – Silviculture Matters, Charleston, SC, USA, 25 October 2013
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2013. The application of silvicultural systems to enhance environmental quality in forested watersheds. Seminar. Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. 18 October 2013.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2013. Silviculture re-discovered: adaption of forestry practices to promote ecological resilience in Britain. Guest Lecture. Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. 17 October 2013.
  • Wilson, E. R., D. C. Malcolm, B. C. Nicoll and M.J. Krasowski. 2013. Root growth potential in seedlings of three coniferous tree species of contrasting root branching characteristics. 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests, 16-21 May 2013. Dublin, Ireland and Lisbon, Portugal. [view pdf] pdficon_small
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2013. Cultural values of ash. Cumbria Tree Health Group (Forestry Commission), Kendal, Cumbria. 4 April 2013.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2012. Time-Honoured Ash Trees and their future in Cumbria: towards an action plan for ash conservation in response to Chalara ash dieback disease. Penrith and the Border Forestry Think-Tank, Penrith, Cumbria. 8 December 2012.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2012. Ash in the Lake District: towards a regional action plan in response to Chalara ash dieback disease. Extraordinary Meeting, Forestry Commission Regional Advisory Committee for North West England, Defra Offices, Crewe, 13 November 2012.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2012. Continuous cover forestry: silviculture for woodland resilience in Britain. Invited Speaker. Woodlands: past, present and future. Woodland Communication Day, Suffolk County Council. Horringer Community Centre, Horringer, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk. 9 November 2012.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2011. Managing Historic Trees and Woodland. Discovering Neighbourhood Woodlands Workshop, Grenoside Community Centre and Grenoside Woods, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield. 18 March 2011.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2011. Trees and Shrubs in their Woodland Habitat. Discovering Neighbourhood Woodlands Workshop, Grenoside Community Centre and Grenoside Woods, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield. 18 March 2011.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2010. Continuous cover silviculture at Thirlmere Forest, Cumbria. Kuru Institute of Forestry, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland, 10 May 2010
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2010. The inevitability of irregularity: the evolution of close-to-nature silviculture. Invited Lecture. Aberdeen University Forestry Society Lecture Series, Aberdeen, 20 April 2010.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2009. Veteran and worked trees in Borrowdale, Cumbria: ecology, conservation and management. Veteran and Worked Trees in the Upland Landscape Workshop, Biodiversity and Landscape History Research Institute/Sheffield Hallam University, Moorland Discovery Centre, Longshaw, Derby-shire. 26 Septmber 2009.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2008. Forest resources management in Britain: a case study from the Lake District National Park. Seminar in FOR3005 Silviculture. Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. 12 September 2008.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2008. Ancient trees and forestry traditions in a cultural landscape: a history of forestry in the Lake District National Park. Faculty Seminar. Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. 18 January 2008.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2008. Forest conservation in the UK: a review of current policies and practice. Invited Master of Forest Conservation Seminar. Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 17 January 2008.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2005. Designing remarkable woodlands: the rise of continuous cover forestry in Britain. Lancashire Woodlands Project, Myerscough College, Preston. 15 November 2005.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2005. Considerations for the management and monitoring of broadleaves in continuous cover forestry systems. CCFG Workshop. Royal Estates, Sandringham, Norfolk. 11 October 2005.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2004. Monitoring transformation to continuous cover forests: experience from Glentress Forest. CCFG Workshop. Wythop Woods, Cumbria. 14 October 2004.
  • *Wilson, E. R., and J. Blyth. 2004. The history of continuous cover forestry in Scotland. Royal Scottish Forestry Society Silviculture Workshop, Inverness, 28-30 September 2004.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2004. Structural root and fine root architecture in seedlings of Pinus sylvestris and Pinus nigra spp. laricio: response to tap root excision and varying nutrient regimes. Root Biology in Plant Production Systems Conference, Eugene, Oregon. 12-13 May 2004. (Abstract published)
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2004. Britain’s woodland heritage: the development of forestry in a cultural landscape. Society of American Foresters. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 18 February 2004.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2004. The below-ground design of pine. Departmental Research Seminar. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America. 17 February 2004.
  • *Clark, J. R., and E. R. Wilson. 2003. The British and Irish tree improvement programme for ash (Fraxinus excelsior). Genetic Conservation and Management of British Native Trees. British Ecological Society Conference and Field Workshop, SNH Battleby, Perthshire. 4-5 September 2003.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2002. Root architecture: a key to success in woodland establishment. Keynote Speaker. Canadian Institute of Forestry National Conference, North Bay, Ontario. 2 October 2002.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2001. Design with Nature: the evolution of continuous cover forestry in eastern Canada. Keynote Speaker. Continuous Cover Forestry Group, AGM. Elgin, Scotland. 25 October 2001.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2001. Enhancing the quality of native British hardwoods. British and Irish Hardwood Improvement Programme (BIHIP), Annual Meeting, Huntley, Gloucester. 17 August 2001.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2000. The establishment of red oak in plantations. Invited paper. The Ecology, Silviculture and Management of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Oak. Westwind Sustainable Forestry Conference 7. Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. 1-3 November 2000.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2000. Towards ecosystem management: 19th Century forest conditions inform 21st Century silviculture in Ontario, Canada. Ecology Seminar Series, Institute of Ecology and Resource Management, University of Edinburgh. 16 November 2000.
  • Wilson, E. R. and K. C. Vitols. 1999. Transformation of red pine plantations to mixed-species, irregular-structure hardwood forests in southern Ontario. International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Conference: The transformation of plantation forests. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. 29 August-3 September 1999. (Abstract published)
  • Wilson, E. R., and K. C. Vitols. 1999. Growth potential and field performance of fall- planted container and bare-root seedlings of red oak (Quercus rubra L.). LUSTR Co-op Conference: Technologically-Advanced Forest Seedlings for Canada. North Bay, Ontario. 23-25 February 1999. (Abstract published)
  • McIver, H. W., E. R. Wilson, J. Blyth, N. Shrimpton and D. C. Malcolm. 1998. Long term silviculture research at Glentress Forest, Scotland. Canadian Forest Service/BC Ministry of Forests: Conference on Long-term Silviculture Research, Victoria, BC. 25-28 October 1998. (Abstract published, see also Wilson et al. (1999) in published papers section)
  • *Wilson, E. R. 1997. A landscape approach to the sustainable management in Canada’s boreal forest. Grand Council of the Cree: Forest Strategy Workshop, Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation, Quebec. April 1997.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 1996. Research priorities for silviculture in Ontario. Presented to Ministerial Delegation, Ministry of Forestry, People’s Republic of China. Hosted by Canadian Forest Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Toronto, Ontario. May 1996.
  • Wilson, E. R. 1994. Architecture and growth patterns in seedling root systems of Corsican pine and Scots pine. IUFRO Symposium on Planting Stock Performance and Quality Assessment. Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. (Abstract published)

Health and Well-Being Series

  • *Wilson, E. R. 2014. How do trees and woodlands keep us fit and feeling good? Keynote Speaker. Barrow’s Wildside Celebration Event. Cumbria Wildlife Trust. The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. 28 March 2014.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2013. Woodlands and well-being: how our community forests help us stay active, creative and healthy. Wigan Wetlands and Woodlands Conference, WLCT, Haigh Hall, Wigan. 23 November 2013
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2013. Managing woodlands for human health and wellbeing. Seminar. Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. 16 October 2013
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2013. The nature of health and well-being: how trees and woods keep us fit and feeling good! Research Awareness Conference. Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Carleton Clinic, Carlisle, Cumbria. 1 August 2013.[view pdf] pdficon_small
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2013. Public forests, public health: the emerging evidence-base for the role of woodlands in promoting physical and psychological well-being. Well-being Conference, University of Cumbria, Brathay, Cumbria, 24 July 2013. [view pdf] pdficon_small
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2013. Natural places: Lyme disease risk management and communication. 12th UK Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases Conference, Lyme Disease Action (LDA). Lakeside Campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK. 12-14th July 2013. [view pdf] pdficon_small
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2012. Lyme disease: understanding and managing the risk of infection. Invited keynote Speaker. 11th UK Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Conference, Lyme Disease Action (LDA). University of Cumbria, Carlisle, Cumbria. 21 July 2012.
  • Wilson, E. R., and P. Vivekananda-Schmidt. 2012. Lost in the Woods: treatment uncertainties and ethical issues affecting patients with Lyme disease. 6th Conference on Medical Ethics and the Law, Institute of Medical Ethics, London. 10 Feb 2012. [Abstract published, www.instituteofmedicalethics.org]
  • Wilson, E. R., A. Jorgensen and A. E. van den Berg. 2011. A walk on the wild side: evaluating the restorative and stress relieving properties of contrasting woodland types in urban green space. National Student Research Conference, London. 1 October 2011.
  • Wilson, E. R., A. Jorgensen and A. E. van den Berg. 2011. Impact of inter-personal differences on the restorative effect of trees and vegetation in urban green spaces. 14th European Forum on Urban Forestry Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 1-4 June 2011. Download: www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/TedWilsonetal.pdf/$FILE/TedWilsonetal.pdf
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2010. Lyme disease: wildlife encounters of the wrong kind! School of Outdoor Studies, University of Cumbria, Penrith, Cumbria. 21 September 2010.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2010. Lyme disease: ecology and public health. Forestry Commission Scotland, Health and Safety Conference, Barony College, Parkgate, Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, 21 September 2010.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2010. Tick bites and Lyme disease in British woodlands. Royal Forestry Society, North Wales Division, Field Meeting: Continuous Cover Forestry, Cefn Llwd, Bala. 3 June 2010.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2010. Tick bites and Lyme disease: an emerging health issue in British woodlands. Royal Forestry Society, North West England Division, Park Wood, Grizedale Forest (Forestry Commission), Ulverston, Cumbria. 6 May 2010.
  • Jorgensen, A., E. R. Wilson and A. E. van den Berg. 2010. Evaluating stress relief in urban green and open spaces: Does perceived naturalness make a difference? Trees and Forests in British Society Conference, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. 13-15 April 2010. (Abstract published)

Education Series

  • *Wilson, E. R. 2017. Forest and forestry education among young learners: a review of Royal Forestry Society education programmes. Royal Society of Biology, Biological Education Research Group. Epping Forest Field Centre, Field Studies Council, Epping Forest, Essex. April 2017.
  • Hurst, J, M. Hawes, J. Cree and E. R. Wilson. 2017. Wonderful ways of woodland management that accommodates education,  Workshop. Forest Education Network (FEN) National Conference, Bishops Wood Centre, Field Studies Council, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire. 23 March 2017.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2014. Fundamentals of forest stand dynamics: an approach to experiential learning in professional forestry education. Scottish School of Forestry, Inverness College, Inverness, Scotland. 18 July 2014. URL: SlideShare
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2008. Free to grow: strategies for developing the forestry curriculum. Scottish School of Forestry, Inverness College/UHI, Inverness, 7 May 2008.
  • *Wilson, E. R. 2005. Professional forestry education in the United Kingdom. Canadian Institute of Forestry Summit on Professional Forestry Education and Recruitment. Ottawa, Canada. 13-15 June 2005. (see also Leslie et al. (2007) in journals section)
  • *Wilson, E. R., M. G. Jones and E. Casson–DuMont. 2002. Distance learning education in forestry: the experience of the National School of Forestry. Invited paper and workshop. Faculty of Forestry, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. 9 October 2002.
  • Wilson, E. R., H.W. McIver and D.C. Malcolm. 1998. Teaching forest stand dynamics. 2nd Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 7-10 March 1998. (Abstract published)
  • Wilson, E. R. 1996. Learning Opportunities for Private Woodlot Owners in Ontario. Private Land Forestry Meeting. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Aurora, Ontario. April, 1996.

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