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European Network on emerging diseases and threats through invasive alien species in forest ecosystems

Objective

The specific objectives of the FORTHREATS project are:
1. Constitution of a network of expertise from old and new EU member states on possible threats to European forest ecosystems posed by emerging diseases and alien species.
2. Identifying and listing possible threats to European forest ecosystems posed by emerging diseases and alien species.
3. Identifying and listing likely origins of threats and modes of movement in Europe.
4. Qualifying and quantifying major threats in a geographic and climatic context.
5. Indicate: i) possible ways for preventing introductions, ii) environmentally compatible control measures, and iii) suggested areas in need of attention for legislation.
6. Prepare suggestions for standardization of methodology etc.
7. Indicate areas were future research is needed. This will be done by setting up a network of experts, that also have contacts with other organisations, authorities, and research initiatives; by synthesising existing knowledge both published and available through the expert network; and by suggesting good practices and areas in need for further research or other attention. We plan to make a synthesis of the literature findings, the outcomes of the partner meetings and discussions, and the input from the invited external experts.
The synthesis will provide an overview of the threat situation in Europe broken down on geographic and climatic regions, and a rating of the degree of risk posed by the indicated threats. We will report on suggestions for good practices and standards for detection and monitoring, and will evaluate novel ideas to prevent the diseases or to minimize their impact.
The proposed CA is highly relevant to the objectives of the Work Programme SSP5 and fully complies with research priorities of the Call SSP5-A, specifically addressing the Task 30 under area B.1.1 "Sustainable management of Europe's natural resources".

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SSP-5-A
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Address
Ulls Vag 26 A
7026 Uppsala
Sweden

Participants (22)

ISTITUTO PER LA PROTEZIONE DELLE PIANTE - CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Via Madonna Del Piano, 10
Sesto Fiorentino
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Address
Via Santa Maria In Gradi, 4
Viterbo
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
Kings College
Aberdeen
UNIVERSITAET FUR BODENKULTUR WIEN / BOKU -UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNA
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel-strasse 33
Vienna
MENDEL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY BRNO
Czechia
Address
Zemedelska 3
Brno
FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Unioninkatu 40A
Helsinki
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
Paris
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
Egialias 19 & Chalepa
Marousi-athens
UNIVERSITY OF WEST HUNGARY
Hungary
Address
Bajcsy Zsilinszky U. 4
132 Sopron
LATVIAN FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE "SILAVA"
Latvia
Address
Rigas Str. 111
Salaspils
INSTITUTE OF BOTANY
Lithuania
Address
Zaliuju Ezeru Str. 49
Vilnius
NORWEGIAN FOREST AND LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Hoegskoleveien 8
115 Aas
FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Braci Lesnej 3
Raszyn
INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARI SI AMENAJARI SILVICE (FOREST RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE)
Romania
Address
Sos. Stefanesti, 128
1104 Voluntari
NATIONAL FOREST CENTRE
Slovakia
Address
T.g. Masaryka 2175/22
2175/22 Zvolen
SLOVENIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Vecna Pot 2
Ljubljana
UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Eevas S/n
Badajoz
ETH ZURICH, INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY, FOREST PATHOLOGY
Switzerland
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 16
Zurich
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Alice Holt Lodge, Wrecclesham
Farnham
IUCN REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
Brussels
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Av Fd Roosevelt 50
161 Bruxelles
FEDERAL BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY, INSTITUT FOR PLANT PROTECTION IN FORESTS BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY
Germany
Address
Messeweg 11/12
Braunschweig