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SILVICULTURAL STRATEGIES FOR PREDICTING DAMAGE TO FORESTS FROM WIND, FIRE AND SNOW : INTEGRATING TREE, SITE AND STAND PROPERTIES WITH GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS AND REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MODELS TO EVALUATE OPTIONS FOR FOREST MANAGEMEN

Objective



To study the interaction between tree/stand, site, soil, wind, climate and fire in the cause of natural disasters. Through the use of GIS and satellite information systems and actual field data construct a predictive model to classify the degree of risk of individual stands to wind, fire and snow.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF JOENSUU FACULTY OF FORESTRY
Address
Yliopistokatu 7 Po Box 111
80101 Joensuu
Finland

Participants (6)

CENTRO NACIONAL DE INFORMACAO GEOGRAFICA
Portugal
Address
1/82,Rua Braamcamp
1200 Lisboa
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Northern Research Station
EH25 9SY Roslin-midlothian
INST. FLORESTAL
Portugal
Address
Av. Joao Crisostomo
1000 Lisboa
MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Craigiebuckler
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address

901 83 Umea
University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Address
Regent Walk
AB9 1FX Aberdeen