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Introduction of broadleaf species for sustainable forest management

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2002-00851

  • Start date

    1 May 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 606 524

  • EU contribution

    € 1 214 442

Coordinated by:

University of Ulm

Germany

Objective

Spruce plantations outside of their potential natural distribution are often unstable due to pest attacks, wind throw, pollution and drought. Despite of fast growth of spruce timber, harvests are often irregular and economical risk increases. Many regions and forest enterprises want to convert spruce forests into mixed broadleaved forests because of biodiversity, recreation, landscaping, and soil nutrient sustainability and to avoid climatic risks. This project addresses key processes and management implications for clear-cut free conversion of spruce stands through introduction of broadleaf species. The project is organised in four work packages that investigate the ecological constrains to growth of under planted broadleaf trees, assess their quality and transfer the results towards forest management.

Coordinator

University of Ulm

Address

Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89070 Ulm

Germany

Participants (9)

FEDERAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE FOR FORESTS, NATURAL HAZARDS AND LANDSCAPE

Austria

FOREST RESEARCH STATION OF IOWER SAXONY

Germany

FUERSTENBERGISCHE FORST- UND GUETERDIREKTION WEITRA

Austria

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN

Germany

MENDEL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Czechia

SLOVENIAN FOREST SERVICE

Slovenia

SLOVENIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE

Slovenia

THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Sweden

TRAINING FOREST ENTERPRISE - MENDEL UNIVERSITY BRNO

Czechia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2002-00851

  • Start date

    1 May 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 606 524

  • EU contribution

    € 1 214 442

Coordinated by:

University of Ulm

Germany