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Adaption strategies in forestry under global climate change impact

Objective

In order to support the ambitious goals to raise the research profile of the coordinating institution and strengthen its research excellence in the highly demanding field of global climate change impact on the forest and whole bio-based sector-leading institutions agreed to collaborate on the jointly proposed project. The central European forests and its wood industry are facing strong and rapid changes - the most prominent being the Global Climate Change. The presented twinning proposal ‘Adaption strategies in forestry under global climate change impact’ (ASFORCLIC) analyses and prepares the forest-wood value chain for these changes including higher appearance and use of the lesser-used wood species. Over the last years, the Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU) has become a nucleus for an expert forum of partners in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe that facilitates integrated research activities and enhances communication among scientists, technologists, policy decision-makers, economists, and the public. Within the project, the participating institutions will form three working groups (WGs): (1) forest production and environment – (2) wood quantity and qualities – (3) market, economics and policy. WG1 focuses on the effects of the changing environment on forests’ tree species spectrum and structural composition, health and growth, and analyses different adaption strategies. WG2 studies the utilization of new wood-material under anticipated changes in wood assortments and properties. New material can be adapted and modified, or even be used for completely new products on the market. WG3 will accompany the changes in forests and wood products from an economic perspective and investigate how political decisions support promising adaption strategies. The project focuses on the definition of joint research avenues within and also gives specifically focus on the support provided to the Early-stage researchers.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Czechia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 307 256,25

Participants (7)

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 86 731,25
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 55 806,25
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 96 256,25
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 56 431,25
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 87 506,25
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 134 250
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAYERISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FUR ERNAHRUNG, LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND FORSTEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 762,50
Address
Ludwigstrasse 2
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)