Another successful Camcore annual meeting in the books! We began our Portugal visit with two days of technical sessions to summarize the past ten years of work by Camcore, followed by two days of strategy meetings to begin charting a course for the next ten years, and wrapped up with two days of field visits with Raiz, The Navigator Company, and Altri Florestal to learn about forestry activities in Portugal. Thanks to all of the meeting attendees and our collaborators in Portugal for helping make such an enjoyable and fruitful meeting.
Best poster (overall) and best poster (student) = Luis Ibarra
Best oral presentation (student) = Colin Jackson
Luis Ibarra is a Camcore Ph.D. student co-advised by Gary Hodge and Juan Jose Acosta. Colin Jackson is a Ph.D. student with both Camcore and the Tree Improvement Program and is co-advised by Juan Jose Acosta and Fikret Isik.
The 2018 Camcore Annual Meeting in Colombia is off to a great start. After a few days of meetings and presentations in Cali we headed south to the department of Cauca for two days of field tours outside of Popayán. Thanks go to Smurfit Kappa Colombia for sponsoring such a wonderful trip and presenting their interesting research. Special thanks are extended to the Smurfit crew in Cauca for preparing for our visit and showing us their well managed sites. We are now looking forward to the second half of meeting and seeing more of Colombia and its forestry.