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Publications

  • Wilson, E., Ní Dhubháin, Á. and Short, I. 2020. Transforming Sitka spruce plantations. TResearch 15(1): 32-33.
  • Spazzi, J., O Tuama, P., Wilson, E. and Short, I. 2019. Comparison of three inventory protocols for use in privately-owned plantations under transformation to Continuous Cover Forestry. Irish Forestry 76 (1&2): 8-28.
  • Spazzi, J., E. R. Wilson and I. Short. 2019. Continuous cover forestry. Irish Forestry and Timber Yearbook, 30th Edition. Irish Timber Growers Association, Dalkey, Co Dublin. 200 pp.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Přestavby monokultur smrki Sitka na přirodě bližší formy hospodařeni v Irsku. p 36-40 In Bednář, P. (ed.) 2018 Demonstrační objeckty nepasečného hospodaření [Exemplary Forest Units of Uneven-aged Forestry]. Workshop proceedings. 25-26 October 2018, Kocanda District, Czech Republic. Pro Silva Bohemica. 83 pp
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. The TranSSFor Project: the transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry. CCFG Newsletter 38 (Spring 2018): 91-97
  • Wilson, E., Short, I., Ní Dhubháin, Á. and Purser, P. (2018). . Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter, Spring 2018.
  • Wilson, E., Short, I., Ní Dhubháin, Á. and Purser, P. (2018). Continuous cover forestry: The rise of transformational silviculture. Forestry Journal 288: 38-40. 
  • Wilson, E., Short, I., Ní Dhubháin, Á. and Purser, P. (2018). Transforming Sitka spruce plantations to continuous cover forestry. Forestry & Energy Review 8(1):38-40

Presentations and workshops

  • Wilson, E. R. 2019. The TranSSFor Project – transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry. ESRM Research Conference. University College Dublin. 6 December 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R., P. O’Tuama, I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry: the TranSSFor thinning study. Knowledge dissemination event, Fossyhill Forest, Co. Laois, Ireland. Silviculture Study Visit, Waterford Institute of Technology. 4 November 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry: the TranSSFor thinning study. Knowledge dissemination event, Ballycullen, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Silviculture Study Visit, UCD Forestry, School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin. 1 November 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2019. Continuous cover forestry – the rise of transformational silviculture in Ireland and the UK. Guest Seminar. Canadian Forest Service. Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, NB, Canada. 22 October 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2019. The role of thinning in the transformation of planted stands to continuous cover forestry (CCF). Silviculture Seminar. Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. 22 October 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2019. Forest resilience and the drive to adapt forestry practices in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Current Issues in Forest Conservation Seminar. Master of Forest Conservation Program. John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 21 October 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2019. Continuous cover forestry: transformation of planted forests to irregular structure woodlands. Applied Forest Ecology Seminar. Master of Forest Conservation Program. John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 15 October 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2019. Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry: the TranSSFor thinning study. Knowledge dissemination event, Fossyhill Forest, Co. Laois, Ireland. Laois Farm Forestry Group. 23 September 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2019. Comparison of three thinning regimes in Sitka spruce stands to promote structural diversity and timber quality. Swiss Forest Lab Summer School, Davos, Switzerland. 18-24 August 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin, P. Purser and P. O’Tuama. 2019. Comparison of three thinning treatments in Sitka spruce stands under transformation to continuous cover forestry, Fossyhill, Co. Laois, Ireland. AGM and Forest Visit. Association of Irish Forestry Consultants. 29 May 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin, P. Purser and P. O’Tuama. 2019. Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry: the TranSSFor thinning study. Knowledge dissemination event, Ballycullen, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Pro Silva Ireland Open Forest Day. 27 April 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2019. Continuous cover forestry. Invited Lecture, Laois Farm Forestry Group, AGM, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland. 24 January 2019.
  • Ní Dhubháin, Á., and E. R. Wilson. 2019. Alternatives to clearfell. Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), All Ireland Woody Plant Seminar, Armagh, Northern Ireland. 15 January 2019.
  • Wilson, E. R., P. O’Tuama, I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry: the TranSSFor thinning study. Knowledge dissemination event, Fossyhill Forest, Co. Laois, Ireland. Silviculture Study Visit, Waterford Institute of Technology. 19 November 2018.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry: the TranSSFor thinning study. Knowledge dissemination event, Ballycullen, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Silviculture Study Visit, UCD Forestry, School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin. 2 November 2018.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Transforming Sitka spruce plantations to continuous cover forestry in Ireland. Pro Silva Bohemica Workshop, Exemplary Forest Units of Uneven-aged Forestry within the Forest District of Kocanda, Czech Republic. 25-26 October 2018.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Which tree to cut, which tree to leave? A qualitative analysis of foresters’ decision-making processes in continuous cover forests. Qualitative Research Group Seminar, Teagasc, Ashtown Research Centre, Dublin, Ireland. 20 September 2018.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin, P. Purser and J. Spazzi. 2018. Tree Marker Training for Continuous Cover Forestry. Short Course. Fossyhill Forest, Co Laois, Ireland. 20 June 2018.
  • Wilson, E., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry: comparison of three thinning treatments. Conference Poster. National Forestry Conference: The Importance of Forestry in the Bio-economy. Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath, Ireland, 30 May 2018.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Comparison of three thinning treatments in Sitka spruce stands under transformation to continuous cover forestry. State Forest Services Silviculture Working Group, Field Meeting, Fossyhill, Co. Laois, Ireland. 16 May 2018.
  • Wilson, E., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to continuous cover forestry: comparison of three thinning treatments. Conference Poster. Woodlands of Ireland Conference, Delgany, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, 30 April 2018.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short, Á. Ní Dhubháin and P. Purser. 2018. A continuous cover forestry approach to managing productive Sitka spruce stands. University College Dublin, Forests, Climate and Carbon Field Visit, Dooary Forest, Co. Laois, Ireland. 23 March 2018.
  • Wilson, E. R. 2018. Transformation of even-aged conifer stands to continuous cover forests. Guest Lecture. School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. 30 January 2018.
  • Wilson, E. R., I. Short and Á. Ní Dhubháin. 2017. Thinning your forest: theory and practice. Ballycullen Field Visit, UCD Forestry, School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD, Dublin, Ireland. 3 November 2017.

Posters

Dissertations and reports from research assistants

  • Michael Smith – BAgrSc (Forestry)(Hons), University College Dublin, Ireland (2020).
  • Fraser Wight – BSc (Hons) Environmental and Forest Management, University of Aberdeen, Scotland (2020).
  • Andrzej Owczorz – BSc Forestry Engineering, University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland (2019).
  • Colm Gardner – BAgrSc (Forestry)(Hons), University College Dublin, Ireland (2019).
  • John Sergison – BSc (Hons) Forestry, University of Aberdeen, Scotland (2019).
  • Dan Root – Master of Forest Conservation, University of Toronto, Canada (2018).