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Integrated landscape management for resilient mountain forests under global changes

Project description

Increasing forest resilience to global changes

Forests are essential in reducing global warming and sustaining biodiversity. Therefore, EU policies aim to increase forest resilience by applying sustainable management practices. However, forests are subject to dramatic changes (e.g. natural disturbance regimes, land use and climate change) which impede forest management planning. The EU-funded REINFORCE project will develop multi-scale and integrated forest management strategies to improve resilience to changes in European mountain areas by studying several regions in the Alps. The project will use an innovative method combining dynamic landscape modelling, functional diversity and network analysis to identify the most efficient interventions in mountain landscapes to increase forest resilience. Lastly, the project will contribute to filling the gap between science and local decision-makers by incorporating the stakeholder community in building effective forest landscape management plans.

Coordinator

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Net EU contribution
€ 183 473,28
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00