CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Ecological, biological, silvicultural and economical management for optimisation of chestnut wood and alimentary production within a sustainable development frame

Objective

The chestnut stands (Castaneda saliva Mill.), situated on the foothills of Europe, between forests and agricultural land, are important, both from the scenic and environmental point of view, and for the local economy and culture These agro ecosystems are threatened by the activity of man, by global change, by fungal diseases and by the poor possibility, at the local level, of the commercialisation of their products. The project comes from a multidisciplinary scientific experience in biology, genetic improvement, ecology, ecophysiology, pathology and economy, with the aim of giving valid scientific solutions for the optimisation of the management and a correct use of similar ecosystems, for a real sustainable development. The project is set in the EU policy of the Fifth Framework Program 1.1.1, Key Action 5.3, Thematic Priorities: 1.1.1.5.3, 1.1.1.5.3.1. 1.1.1.5.3.2.

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA

Address

Viale Andrea Doria 6
95125 Catania

Italy

Participants (8)

Sort alphabetically

Expand all

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

IPLA - ISTITUTO PER LE PIANTE DA LEGNO E L'AMBIENTE SPA

Italy

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO

Portugal

UNIVERSITY OF TORINO

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2001-00029

  • Start date

    1 September 2001

  • End date

    28 February 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 809 343

  • EU contribution

    € 1 227 230

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA

Italy