Research - Forest Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

6th International Forest Engineering Conference (FEC2018): "Quenching our thirst for new knowledge"

Conference presentations and papers

Tuesday 17th April 2018
Plenary Session - introduced by Rien Visser
Title Author Information Paper
Commercial forestry in NZ: a modern company perspective Brendan Slui, Rayonier, NZ  
Forestry developments in the PNW Court Stanley, Port Blakely, Oregon, USA  
Dynamic risk management - what we can learn from NZ port operations Pat Kirk, Port of Tauranga, NZ  
From the forest to innovative products: the IKEA success story Christoph Leibing, IKEA, Slovakia  
Highlights of Forest Eng Developments in NZ Keith Raymond, FGR, NZ  
Leading Forestry Innovation and Applied Research in Australia Mark Brown, USC, Australia  
Implementing precision forestry: high-tech tools working today David Herries, Interpine, NZ  
1A Main FEC Session
1. Forest operations in Brazil: overview and highlights Angelo Moura, Fibria, Brazil  
2. Using advanced technology for improved forest road and landing construction Abby Ayson, University of Canterbury, NZ  
3. Modern steep terrain harvesting in central Europe Karl Stampfer, BOKU, Austria  
4. The forest technology programme of the FAO Forestry Department: examples of recent work Jonas Cedergren, FAO, Europe  
5. When taking your time is the best approach to improve logistic performance Luc Lebel, FORAC/U. Laval, Canada  
1B Technology in the foreground
1. Harwarder performance in two logging methods in final felling Rikard Jonsson, Skogforsk, Sweden Paper
2. Determining long-term machine utilisation using GPS tracking: a Pan Pac Case Study Ben Reriti, University of Canterbury, NZ  
3. Production and costs for a processing head on a Southeastern U.S. harvesting operation Jo Daniels, Auburn University, USA  
4. Accuracy of timber volume measurements using a harvester and a photo-optical system in post-windthrow stands Piotr Mederski, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland Abstract
5. The potential of small scale sawmills, milling radiata pine: a case study of North Otago Sawmilling Ltd Caleb Bergstrom, University of Canterbury, NZ  
6. Evaluating the availability of forest biomass resources in Queensland using a GIS-based tool Sam Van Holsbeeck, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia Paper

2A Steep terain harvesting developments
1. A robust productivity benchmark for grapple yarding in fast-growing tree plantations Raffaele Spinelli, CNR IVALSA, Italy Paper
2. Cable yarders and rigging configurations in New Zealand: a 2018 update Hunter Harrill, University of Canterbury, NZ  
3. Cable yarding in France and in Swiss Romandie: status quo and adapted measures from two different organisations Paul Magaud, Institut Tech. FCBA, France Paper
4. Effects of cable-assistance on reducing soil disturbance during mechanized timber harvesting Woodam Chung, Oregon State university, USA  
5. Governance of risk and the use of quad bike ROPS Bjorn Edlund, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden  
6. Drivers of advances in mechanized timber harvesting: a selective review of technological innovation Ola Lindroos, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden  
2B Logistics, tractability, supply chain operations and international trade
1. Tracing timber logs from the forest to the sawmill: a specific French case? Maryse Bigot, National des Forets, France  
2. Designing of RFID tag for timber industry traceability Nopparat Kaakkurivaara, Kasetsart University, Thailand Paper
3. Operational and logistics challenges with ruel reduction thinning and forest restoration to support the bioeconomy: Rocky Mountains Nathaniel Anderson, US Forest Service, USA  
4. Supply chain operations in teak plantation Laddawan Rianthakool, Kasetsart University, Thailand Paper
5. Analysing the effects of re-designing the pulpwood log-yard on storage capacity and handling cost by using DES Kalvis Kons, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden Abstract
6. Modelling the economics of segregation based on internal wood properties: preliminary results from four New Zealand case studies Glen Murphy, GE Murphy & Assoc., NZ  
Thursday 19th April 2018
FEC Technical Sessions
3A Forest Engineering in the new bio-economy
1. Design of a future supply-chain for wood fuel over the Baltic Sea Johanna Enstrom, Skogforsk, Sweden Paper
2. Changing times: technique and technology advancements to promote woody biomass harvesting in the USA Jo Daniels, Auburn University, USA  
3. Dry matter losses and their economic significance in forest energy procurement Johanna Routa, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke, Finland Abstract
4. Optimal biomass truck load size and work models for loading of loose biomasses Heikki Ovaskainen, Metsäteho, Finland Abstract
5. Cost and productivity of CTL and fuel-adapted harvesting in a P. radiata clearfell operation in Western Australia Martin Strandgard, USC, Australia  
6. Production of quality feedstock from forest residues: sorting, comminution, and screening Han-Sup Han, Northern Arizona University, USA  
3B Integration of new technologies for safer, lower impact and more productive systems
1. Using data envelopment analysis to measure logging contractor performance Okey Francis Obi, University of Canterbury, NZ Paper
2. Tree locomotion robot Richard Parker, Scion, NZ Abstract
3. Root cause analysis of suppliers' performance problems: case of harvesting and timber transportation service providers Janis Gercans, JSC latvia's State Forests, Latvia Paper
4. Creation of homogeneous management units with Hot Spot Analysis (Gi-Ord) in a degraded cloud forest assessed with UAV imagery Fernando Rossi, Chair of Forest Utilization, Germany  
5. Assessment of a semi-automated computer vision system for counting, measuring and tracking of logs destined for export markets Glen Murphy, GE Murphy & Assoc., NZ  
6. Autonomous extraction systems Rien Visser + Final Year students, University of Canterbury, NZ  
4A Safety and Ergonomics: putting systems in place that work
1. The use of analytical method to evaluate safety and ergonomics in service of forestry machines Lars-Ola Bligard, Chalmers University, Sweden Paper
2. Analysis of forestry work accidents in five Australian forest companies for the period 2004 to 2014 Mohammad Ghaffariyan, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia Paper
3. Trainee's satisfaction with logger training: results from 8 years of training courses in Italy Natascia Magagnotti, CNR IVALSA, Italy  
4. The important role of psychosocial factors in workplace safety Shaun Cawood, University of Canterbury, NZ Paper
5. Validation of forest machine operator competence Carola Haggstrom, SLU, Sweden  
4B Visions and trends
1. A historical view and state-of-the-art: what will it take to transform forestry machines into smart systems? Pedro La Hera, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden Paper
2. USDA Forest Service Research to assist the National Forest System Dana Mitchell, US Forest Service, USA  
3. Managerial approaches for achieving continuously improved harvesting operation performance in Swedish forestry: a lit review Malin Johansson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden Paper
4. Forestry value chains for a sustainable Swedish bioeconomy - effective and characterized process flows Magnus Thor, Skogforsk, Sweden  
5. Opportunities for a forest-based bio-economy: environmental and socio-economic impacts of biomass harvesting at the EU level Diana Tuomasjukka, Euro Forest Institute, EU  
6. Worldwide trends in the methods and systems for harvesting, extraction and transportation of roundwood Mikael Lundback, SLU, Sweden Abstract
5A Cutting-edge technologies for tomorrow ... starting today
1. Forestry 4.0 - big data and new technologies to move forest operations into a new era Ken Byrne, FPInnovations, Canada  
2. Vision for harvesting machines: real-time individual tree detection and measurement Lucas Wells, Oregon State University, USA  
3. Optimal design of a four bar mechanism for forestry robotic applications Omar Mendoza-Trejo, Swedish Univrsity of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden Abstract
4. Machine simulator study on the effects of a semi-automatic forwarder crane on operator workload and performance Martin Englund, Skogforsk, Sweden Abstract
5. Feasibility of an automatic quality bucking application based on image analyses Jori Uusitalo, Luke, Finland  
5B Protecting environmental and social values
1. Leaving no impression: technological developments for reduced soil damage by forest machines Rolf Bjorheden, Skogforsk, Sweden Paper
2. Drift decks: an answer to temporary stream crossings during logging operations David Saathof, Rayonier, NZ Abstract
3. Economic, social, and environmental impacts of wood product production systems in varying regional circumstances Janni Kunttu, European Forest Institute, EU Abstract
4. Harvesting woodlots in New Zealand: what do small-scale landowners and loggers think? Kris Brown, University of Canterbury, NZ Abstract
5. Productive forest technology with a soft footprint: a joint effort by Swedish forestry - rationale; results from a 3-year programme Magnus Thor, Skogforsk, Sweden  
6A Harvest systems of the future
1. Applying teleoperation and vision systems to facilitate a safer and more productive workplace Paul Milliken, Applied Teleoperation, NZ  
2. Use of balloons for forest monitoring and machine data transmission Angelo Moura, Fibria Pulp, Brazil  
3. Integrated biomass systems Dominik Roeser, UBC, Canada  
6B Forestry economics
1. Productivity and economic impacts of harvesting with spatial and size constraints Mauricio Acuna, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia  
2. Cost calculation for fly ash structure on forest road Tomi Kaakkurivaara, Luke, Finland Paper
3. Optimization of multiple biomass feedstock supply chains in the Northeastern USA Jingxin Wang, West Virginia University, USA