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21st Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference


March 16-18, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference!

Initiated in 1980, The Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference provides a forum for scientists and practitioners actively engaged in the broad field of silviculture to report their study results, to present new concepts and techniques, to discuss topics of mutual interest, to coordinate cooperative efforts, and to stay current on developments in the field. Scientists, foresters, landowners, and others interested in forest management have found the conferences and their proceedings to be valuable sources of information on current and developing trends in southern silviculture.

Presentations emphasize research on silvicultural topics such as: carbon management, competition control, ecology, economics, fire behavior, forest health, genetics/tree improvement, growth and yield, harvesting, history, invasive species spread and control, natural and artificial regeneration, nutritional amendments, pine silviculture, restoration, site preparation, stand dynamics, water and soil quality, and wildlife ecology and habitat management.

This year, we are going virtual! The three day virtual event will include a keynote presentation, oral sessions, poster sessions, and other virtual interactive opportunities.



USDA Forest Service
MSU College of Forest Resources Forestry Department

Presented by the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station and Mississippi State University, Department of Forestry.


Abstract submission deadline: October 30, 2020

Click here to submit an abstract.

General Information: The 21st Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference (BSSRC) will be co-hosted by Mississippi State University and the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Drs. Courtney Siegert and John Willis will serve as the local program chairs. This year this meeting is going VIRTUAL! The conference will consist of a keynote presentation, oral sessions, poster sessions, and other virtual interactive opportunities.

Contributed Oral Presentations and Posters: Presentations and posters covering silviculture in the southern United States are welcome for presentation at the BSSRC. Contributions of silvicultural research may include, but are not limited to carbon management, competition control, ecology, economics, fire behavior, forest health, genetics/tree improvement, growth and yield, harvesting, history, invasive species spread and control, natural and artificial regeneration, nutritional amendments, pine silviculture, restoration, site preparation, stand dynamics, water and soil quality, and wildlife ecology and habitat management.

Abstract Submission Procedures:

  • Multiple submissions are permissible, but each must be submitted as a separate abstract.
  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words or less and must be submitted no later than 6:00 pm (eastern), October 30, 2020. A notice confirming receipt of the abstract will be sent to the email address listed in the form within two weeks of its arrival. If you do not receive confirmation, contact Courtney Siegert (csiegert@bssrc.org).
  • Acceptance notices and final presentation agendas will be announced by December 15, 2020.
  • Once accepted, presenters should register for the conference within 30 days to acknowledge their participation.

Virtual Meeting Information:

  • The majority of the meeting will be held in real-time, with live oral presentations and opportunities to interact with posters.
  • Oral presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questions.
  • We will continue the tradition of giving awards for the best student oral and poster presentations.
  • Registration fees will be reduced.

Click here to download and share the 21st BSSRC Call for Papers

For more information about the conference, please contact Courtney Siegert (csiegert@bssrc.org) or John Willis (john.willis@usda.gov).


More details coming soon.


Registration Type FEE
Professional Conference Registration. Includes access to all conference sessions and proceedings (electronic version). $75
Student Conference Registration. Includes access to all conference sessions and proceedings (electronic version). $25

Registration Deadlines: Conference materials will be available in early March prior to the official start on March 16, 2021. To have full access and begin early viewing, registration prior to March 1, 2021 is encouraged.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by email (csiegert@bssrc.org) by March 1, 2021 will receive a full refund of their registration fees. Refunds will not be provided after March 1, 2021 or thereabouts when early access conference materials are available.

Online Registration: Registration for the conference will be managed by Mississippi State University. Online registration can be done using one of the following credit cards: Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express. The link below will open a secure conference registration site in a new browser window.

Registration Coming Soon

Important Dates


08/31/2020
First call for papers/posters
09/30/2020
Second call for papers/posters
10/30/2020
Paper/poster abstracts due
12/15/2020
Notice of abstract acceptance
12/15/2020
Registration opens
03/16/2021
March 16-18, 2021 - BSSRC Meeting
06/11/2021
Proceedings papers/extended abstracts due

More details about virtual oral and poster presentations coming soon.

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Designed For
Scientists
Foresters
Landowners
Forest Managers
Dates
March 16-18, 2021
Workshop Length
2 Days