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Predicting impacts on natural ecotones

Objective

The timberline, a vulnerable ecotone, has a great visual impact and is of cultural and economic value. PINE will provide dynamic, geographically explicit models as a tool for land-use planning by decision-makers. The models predict the consequences of coupled climatic and land-use change in northern and Alpine timberline ecotones in terms of visual impact, natural hazards and biodiversity and show how this will affect the livelihood of the people living there. Models are developed in interaction with the decision-makers and stakeholders.

Scientific data generated as model input will include the influence of climate and past land-use changes on timberline trees, monitored by using information stored in the trees and in nearby mires. Results are extrapolated from key study sites in Sweden, Finland, Austria, Italy and Slovenia to cover the northern European and Alpine timberline ecotones.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OULU
Address
Linnanmaa
90014 Oulu
Finland
 

Participants (8)

ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Sweden
Address

98107 Abisko
 
SLOVENIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Vecna Pot 2
1000 Ljubljana
 
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR FOREST, SNOW AND LANDSCAPE RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
 
THE FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Etelaeranta 55
96301 Rovaniemi
 
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
Altenbergrain 21
3012 Bern
 
UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Germany
Address
91,Leuschnerstrasse 91
21031 Hamburg
 
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
Rozna Dolina Cesta Viii/34
1000 Ljubljana
 
UNIVERSITY OF WALES SWANSEA
United Kingdom
Address
Singleton Park
Swansea