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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44436

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 386 109

  • EU contribution

    € 299 912

Coordinated by:

SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Sweden

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".

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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

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET FUR BODENKULTUR WIEN / BOKU -UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNA

Austria

MENDEL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY BRNO

Czechia

FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Finland

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF WEST HUNGARY

Hungary

LATVIAN FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE "SILAVA"

Latvia

INSTITUTE OF BOTANY

Lithuania

NORWEGIAN FOREST AND LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE

Norway

FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Poland

INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARI SI AMENAJARI SILVICE (FOREST RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE)

Romania

NATIONAL FOREST CENTRE

Slovakia

SLOVENIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE

Slovenia

UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA

Spain

ETH ZURICH, INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY, FOREST PATHOLOGY

Switzerland

FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY

United Kingdom

IUCN REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE AISBL

Belgium

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

FEDERAL BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY, INSTITUT FOR PLANT PROTECTION IN FORESTS BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44436

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 386 109

  • EU contribution

    € 299 912

Coordinated by:

SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Sweden