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Projects in area: FORESTRY

Ecological, biological, sivicultural and economical management for optimisation of chestnut wood and alimentary production within a sustainable development frame
MANCHEST - (QLRT-2000-00029)
The stands of chestnut trees (Castanea sativa Mill.), situated on the foothills in Europe between forests and agricultural land, are important, both from the scenic and environmental point of view, but also for the local economy and culture. These agro-ecosystems are threatened by the activity of man, global change, fungal diseases and by the ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
The application of cDNA microarray technology for unravelling molecular events underlying dormancy and cold hardiness in forest tree seedlings
COLDTREE - (QLRT-2000-00135)
Reforestation logistics and forest nursery management depend on the physiological status of the trees. The lifting and cold storage of insufficiently hardened trees lead to reduced vitality, frost damage and desiccation. The identification of molecular processes underlying winter hardiness will allow for the development of rapid and reliable tools ... More (full abstract).
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GENOMICS
Advancing the quality of life and the environment of European cities through socially-inclusive planning, design and management of urban woodlands
NeighbourWoods - (QLRT-2000-00165)
Woodlands in, and close to, urban areas provide a wide range of social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits to society. As large parts of Europe have become highly urbanised, the importance of these woodlands continues to grow. However, their full potential is often not met for various reasons, including the lack of sufficient woodland resources ... More (full abstract).
 
Compression wood in conifers - the characterisation of its formation and its relevance to timber quality
Compression Wood - (QLRT-2000-00177)
Compression wood is a type of reaction wood that forms in conifers on the underside of leaning stems, on the leeward side of trees exposed to strong winds, in crooked stems and in the lower part of trees growing on a slope. The structure and chemical composition of compression wood differ from those of normal wood. These differences result in a deterioration ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Resistance of spruce to root and Butt Rot disease
RESROBS - (QLRT-2000-00241)
This research explores resistance to infection by Heterobasidion spp. in clones of Norway and Sitka spruce. Clones will be inoculated with H. annosum, H. parviporum or H. abietinum and the extent of pathogen growth and lesion development measured. Resistance of clones will be related to qualitative analysis of terpenes. Quantitative ... More (full abstract).
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CROP PESTS AND DISEASES, GENOMICS, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Modelling of heterobasidion infection in European forests: A decision-support tool for the forest manager
MOHIEF - (QLRT-2000-00244)
This project will bring together a range of experts to prepare a prototype decision-support tool for determining losses to Heterobasidion infection and decay in the range of forest types found in Europe. The project will establish the output requirements of the end users, collate the biological and management inputs required and construct a ... More (full abstract).
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CROP PESTS AND DISEASES, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Measures for improving quality and shape stability of sawn softwood timber during drying and under service conditions
STRAIGHT - (QLRT-2000-00276)
This project will improve the quality and increase the value of sawn softwood through the development, assessment and implementation of innovative drying approaches that minimise distortion during and after kilning. Seven innovative procedures will be assessed on both laboratory and full commercial scales. Following a comprehensive assessment of the ... More (full abstract).
 
Eco-engineering and conservation of slopes for long-term protection from erosion, landslides and storms
ECO-SLOPES - (QLRT-2000-00289)
Recent catastrophic landslide and storm events in Europe, resulting in the loss of human life and irreparable damage to rural communities, illustrate a huge need for improved management of unstable slopes in both urban and natural environments. Current geo-engineering measures, involving the use of reinforcing techniques, offer an expensive solution ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Forecasting the dynamic response of timber quality to management and environmental change: An integrated approach
MEFYQUE - (QLRT-2000-00345)
There is a recognised need within the European forest industry for models forecasting the quality of timber, given that the wood product industries are reliant on a regular supply of wood of uniform properties. This proposal aims to improve understanding by developing an integrated modelling framework. The framework will enable forest managers, the ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Agricultural sector in the Member States and European Union: Econometric modelling for projections and analysis of EU policies on agriculture, forestry and the environment
AG-MEMOD - (QLRT-2000-00473)
The purpose of this project is to integrate agri-food sector analysis to provide results for the European Union. Econometric models will be constructed in each Member State and these models will link together and produce results for the EU. This EU composite model will show the impacts of policy, and other changes, up to a ten-year horizon. Projections ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Wood for energy - A contribution to the development of sustainable forest management
WOOD-EN-MAN - (QLRT-2000-00527)
WOOD-EN-MAN will focus on the sustainable use of wood-based biomass resources for energy aiming at further development of sustainable forest management in Europe, including socio-economic aspects. End user products will be based on integrated ecological, biological and socio-economic research. Operational management guidelines and policy recommendations ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Silvoarable agroforestry for Europe
SAFE - (QLRT-2000-00560)
The purpose of the SAFE project is to encourage Europe to take advantage of silvoarable agroforestry systems - wide-spaced trees and crops mixed in the same agricultural parcels. However, such systems are currently not attractive to farmers due to policy adjustment. The introduction of wide-spaced, high-quality trees on European farmland will be modelled ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Carbon-nitrogen interactions in forest ecosystems
CNTER - (QLRT-2000-00596)
Using European data, as well as several regional databases, the purpose of this project is to identify and validate key parameters and empirical relationships (indicators and transfer functions) relevant to carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) that signify changes in forest ecosystem functioning or environmental impacts. CNTER is an interdisciplinary collaborative ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL, NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
End-user access to European RTD for the forest and wood industries sector
Xyloreach - (QLRT-2000-00608)
The project will create a thematic network linking the leading European organisations supporting the forest and wood industries sector. The network will collate, assess and organise all national and European Union funded RTD pertaining to the sector and create a multi-lingual electronic mechanism, whereby the results of this RTD is accessible to, and ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Improving fraxinux (ash) productivity for European needs by testing, selection propagation and promotion of improved genetic resources
RAP - (QLRT-2000-00631)
Genetic resources of Ash (Fraxinus) will be characterised by recording existing provenance, progeny and population tests and a new provenance trial of material from the European natural range will be established in six countries. Using previously developed polymorphic microsatellites and DNA markers, an estimate of Fraxinus' genetic diversity ... More (full abstract).
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GENOMICS, COEXISTENCE
Storm damaged forest: Efficient and safe harvesting, and log conservation methods
STODAFOR - (QLRT-2000-00645)
Storms regularly damage European forests. In December 1999, forests were badly affected in Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and the wind-fallen trees represent, in some regions, several times the average annual harvested volume. This damage was estimated to have reached the, as then, unseen level of about 180 million m, compared ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Propagation of European pines via somatic embryogenesis
SEP - (QLRT-1999-00679)
A vegetative propagation method will be developed for two economically important pine species, Pinus syvestris and P. pinaster, using somatic embryos. The method will be based on knowledge of how somatic pine embryos proliferate and develop, and how the different steps involved are regulated. The best growth conditions for the in vitro steps, especially ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS
Strategy and technology development for a sustainanble wood and cork forestry chain
SUBERWOOD - (QLRT-2000-00701)
The project is divided into three main work packages. WP 1 concentrates the work to be carried out in relation to tree growth (wood+cork), including the development of management oriented combined wood+cork growth and yield models, for which input data will be gathered from the study of environmental effects and stresses on wood and cork growth, ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Monitoring forests at the management unit level for fire prevention and control
FIREGUARD - (QLRT-2000-00784)
The project addresses fire prevention and control in the Mediterranean region and the focus will be on long-term fire prevention. Fire prevention, pre-suppression and suppression all require information on fuel characteristics (e.g. composition, structure, spatial distribution), infrastructure and terrain (topography). This information is required ... More (full abstract).
 
Improving the performance of wood joinery through vacuum impregnation of wood primers and preservatives in a single treatment process
PRIME - (QLRT-2000-00801)
The project addresses the need to improve the performance and durability of wooden joinery in order to make it more commercially attractive as a long-term investment. Wood joinery is losing market share to products made from alternative materials at the expense of its environmental credentials. The research will lead to a better public image of wood ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Introduction of broadleaf species for sustainable forest management
SUSTMAN - (QLRT-2001-00851)
Norway spruce has been widely planted in Europe since the second half of the 19th century. Extensive monotonous spruce plantations dominate large parts of the forested landscape in Western and Central Europe with a management system based on clear-cutting. The Norway spruce is sensitive to pests, wind throw, pollution and drought which results in irregular ... More (full abstract).
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CROP PESTS AND DISEASES
Global change and pine processionary moth: A new challenge for integrated pest management
PROMOT - (QLRT-2001-00852)
The pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is considered among the most important limiting factors for both growth and survival of pine forests in southern Europe and Mediterranean countries. In recent years, the species has shown a tendency to expand its range to upper latitude and elevation, probably because of the global warming ... More (full abstract).
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CROP PESTS AND DISEASES
Copolymers of tannins and waste lignocellulosic materials with synthetic materials for non-toxic, environment-friendly chromesbstitutes in leather tanning
TANNINS - (QLRT-1999-00913)
Toxic chrome salts are used for the production of 70% of today's soft leather. The project proposes synthesising copolymers of non-toxic vegetable tannins and waste lignocellulosic materials (both derived from the forestry industry) with (i) acrylic acid, (ii) aminoplastic resins, and (iii) by reacting natural vegetable tannins with small amounts of ... More (full abstract).
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HORTICULTURE, SOIL
Genetic determinism of maritime pine pulp and paper properties
GEMINI - (QLRT-1999-00942)
Natural populations of maritime pine trees show large, in part genetically determined, variations in the properties of lignocellulosic fibres and in the derived pulp and paper products. So far, tree breeding programmes have failed to exploit this variation due to the costly and destructive traditional chemical and technological assays, and the requirement ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, GENOMICS
Linking physiology, molecular genetics and genomics in Populus to understand and improve yield and quality for biomass and timber productions across Europe
POPYOMICS - (QLRT-2001-00953)
The aim of POPYOMICS is to use the latest techniques in molecular genetic mapping, genomics and the physical sequence of poplar, as available, to define genes that determine yield and disease resistance in Populus with the aim of improving this species for growth across Europe as a bioenergy and timber crop. In contrast to the burning of fossil fuels, ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, GENOMICS
Development of a Protocol for Ecoefficient Wood Harvesting on Sensitive Sites
ECOWOOD - (QLRT-1999-00991)
Forest machinery interacts considerably with the environment, which means that an inappropriate selection and operation of harvesters and forwarders can have a strong negative impact on the environment. Harvesting conditions vary considerably across Europe, from the wet peat-based soils of Ireland and Scotland, to the steep escarpments of northern ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL, NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Multipurpose exploitation of European forest resources: From wood and bark to bioactive compounds
CERBERUS - (QLRT-2001-01027)
The general aim of this project is to assess and develop the exploitation of wood extractives from industrial waste materials to produce purified bioactive compounds, promoting multi-purpose applications. From this study, it is expected to define the identity and amounts of the major components in knotwood and bark, and the most valuable extraction ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Construction and application of a multifunctional and saturated genetic map for forest species
UHD-MAP-OF FOREST SPECIES - (QLRT-1999-01159)
An ultra-high density linkage (UHD) map of Pinus pinaster will be constructed, based on 12 000 AFLP markers and 100 published microsatellites (SSR). This map will be placed online and exploited to its full extent for comparative genome analyses and QTL analysis in different genetic backgrounds. Four other published linkage maps in forest species ... More (full abstract).
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GENOMICS, BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Ergoefficient mechanised logging operations
ErgoWood - (QLRT-2001-01190)
The objective of Ergowood is to give the European logging industry a better competitiveness through development of the organisation of logging operations and its machinery. Mechanisation is one way to reduce costs in logging. The project is to develop guidelines on ergonomic matters for users, buyers and manufacturers of forest machinery. The work ... More (full abstract).
 
Engineering fibre and wood properties in poplar using innovative functional genomic approaches
POPWOOD - (QLRT-1999-01209)
Recent developments of poplar genomics provide unique resources of new information that this project proposes to exploit in the context of the Popwood programme. It will improve the understanding of genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling vascular development (VD) and wood formation, and engineer transgenic poplars with modified fibres and wood ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, GENOMICS
Effects of silvicultural regimes on dynamics of genetic and ecological diversity of European forests
DYNABEECH - (QLRT-1999-01210)
Traditional forest management of European beech forests consists of large-scale felling, leaving few remaining trees to produce the next generation. This may have significantly disturbed the genetic and ecophysiological diversity as, in general, a higher diversity is assumed to be very important for the adjustment to environmental changes. As a result ... More (full abstract).
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BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Hydraulic, sedimentological and ecological problems of multifunctional riparian forest management
RIPFOR - (QLRT-1999-01229)
Riparian forests are non-marketed natural resources. They offer habitats for plants and animals, flood retention and recreational areas. Sustainable, multifunctional management of riparian forests needs improved knowledge of the interaction of the hydraulic, sedimentological and ecological processes involved. These interactions were studied through ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Biological performance testing methodology to evaluate the durability of plywood as a quality indicator for exterior construction purposes
PLYBIOTEST - (QLRT-2001-01270)
Plywood is the wood-based panel product that shows the best physical and mechanical properties for application in constructions, even more valid under moist circumstances and with load-bearing applications under exterior conditions. The mechanical and physical criteria to be met for construction purposes in general, and more specifically for outdoor ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Nature-based management of Beech in Europe - A multifunctional approach to forestry
NAT-MAN - (QLRT-1999-01349)
The purpose of Nat-Man is to help resolve the challenge of sustainable forest management (SFM). The subject of the project is European beech forests, which represent a large resource for timber production, biodiversity conservation and recreation. The project delivers scientifically founded policy recommendations and management guidelines for SFM, ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
New environmentally-sound methods for pitch control in different paper pulp manufacturing processes
PITCH - (QLRT-1999-01357)
The accumulation of wood extractives in paper mills, forming 'pitch deposits', results in low-quality pulp and blockages causing important economic losses as well as effluent toxicity. This proposal focuses on the pilot-scale development of environmentally sound methods for pitch control during the manufacture of selected pulps (spruce TMP and eucalypt ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Innovative models of critical key indicators as planning and decision support for sustainable rural development and inegrated cross-border regional management in former Iron Curtain areas based on north to south European reference studies
IRON CURTAIN - (QLRT-2000-01401)
The project is focused on a multi-sectoral integrated methodology for decision-making in a sustainable rural development enhancing territorial competitiveness. It is based on the development of an innovative toolset incorporating Geographical Information Systems (GIS), system dynamics and indicator modelling, integrating rural areas, natural and human ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Control of flowering time for sustainable and competitive agriculture, and forestry
CONFLOW - (QLRT-2000-01412)
This project will bring together European academia and the biotech-industry to address several related agricultural and forestry problems. Widely applicable genetic tools that will allow the control of flowering time in a wide variety of plant species will be developed. Novel breeding tools for woody species will make traditional plant breeding programmes ... More (full abstract).
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FRUIT, GENOMICS
Improvement of wood product properties by increased hydrophobicity obtained by the use of silicon compounds
HYDROPHOB - (QLRT-2001-01439)
The newly implemented Biocidal Products' Directive and future restriction of toxic preservatives will reduce the overall use of biocides. The proposed project aims to develop silicon-based hydrophobisation treatments to improve wood properties in many ways, such as improved dimensional stability, durability against bio-organisms, applicability of ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL, NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Linking raw material characteristics with industrial needs for environmentally sustainable and efficient transformation processes
LINESET - (QLRT-1999-01467)
Using wood raw material efficiently is difficult, due to great variation in wood quality, which is not fully known until the final stage is reached. The end-manufacturers' real needs are not known well enough either at an early stage. This means that more forest than necessary is harvested in order to produce the amount of final products required. ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Information tools for more efficient forestry-wood chains
INFORCHAIN - (QLRT-1999-01477)
The Forestry Wood Chain (FWC) consists of forest owners, machine entrepreneurs, wood-procurement organisations, sawmills and pulp and paper mills linked by a complex production and business network. Efficient and market-driven operations within this network are important, particularly in the face of increasing international competition. There is a ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Small-scale wood harvesting technology in Europe
SMALLFORE - (QLRT-1999-01493)
The Small-Scale Wood Harvesting Technology in Europe and its Contribution to Rural Development (SMALLFORE) project has explored development needs and possibilities for small-scale wood harvesting technology, to promote the employment potential and viability of forested rural areas in Europe. Both technological and socio-economic aspects were considered. ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Human interactions with the mountain birch forest ecosystem: Implications for sustainable development
HIBECO - (QLRT-1999-01515)
Mountain birch (Betula pubescens ssp.czerepanovii) is the dominant tree species in northern Fennoscandia and in the North Atlantic region in Europe, and has been used for centuries in agroforestry practices. Previous studies suggest that the mountain birch ecosystem has been under pressure through intensive grazing by herbivores, and ever-increasing ... More (full abstract).
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GRASSLAND, ARABLE CROPS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Fibre variability of European spruce and wood assortments for improved TMP production
EUROFIBER - (QLRT-1999-01520)
The purpose of the project is to increase the competitiveness of the European pulp and paper industry (a better and more uniform product quality, more cost-efficient production) through a greater rational utilisation of European forest resources. The production of newsprint and LWC paper from Norway spruce will be focused upon, but the results and ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Verticillium wilt in tree species - Developing essential elements for integrated and innovative management strategies
VERTICILLIUM WILT IN TREES - (QLRT-1999-01523)
Verticillium wilt is of increasing significance in European agriculture, especially in tree hosts such as olive and stone fruits, and in shade tree nurseries. More efficient and environmentally sound strategies are needed to manage this disease. The research will concentrate on pathogen variability, host resistance, and detection and risk assessment. ... More (full abstract).
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FRUIT, CROP PESTS AND DISEASES, SOIL, BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Integrated, non-fungicidal control of Melampsora rusts in renewable energy willow plantations
BIOMASS WILLOW RUST - (QLRT-1999-01585)
Rust, caused by Melampsora, is the most serious problem for the willow (Salix), a main renewable energy crop and important vegetation for conservation in Europe. The European Union is committed to a 15% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2010 and a large increase of energy production from renewable sources is expected. Economic ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS, CROP PESTS AND DISEASES, NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Magnetic resonance imaging of wood and its interface with glue, coatings and air
MARWINGCA - (QLRT-1999-01587)
Wood is a sustainable, renewable and versatile material. When processed, dried and protected correctly it becomes a high quality, stable material. However, the increasing use of environment-friendly coatings can cause problems with rot in wood panels, due to water retention in the coating/wood interface. Moisture ingress into glue can lead to mechanical ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Conservation and restoration of European cork oak woodlands: A unique ecosystem in the balance
CREOAK - (QLRT-2001-01594)
Despite their ecological, patrimonial and socio-economic importance, cork oak woodlands in south-western Europe are in an endangered situation due to excessive intensification or agricultural abandonment. These semi-natural woodlands are suffering from ageing and senescence as, overall, little natural regeneration is taking place. Thus, the future ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Renewable resins for industrial wood-based panel production
RenuResin - (QLRT-2001-01596)
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Tree shape and foliage volume map-guided precision orchard sprayer
PRECI SPRAY - (QLRT-1999-01630)
Matching spray volume and direction to tree sizes and shapes can reduce chemical application, thus reducing operational costs and environmental pollution by 30% or more. A tree-specific, variable-volume, precision orchard sprayer guided by foliage shape and volume map is proposed. Tree maps will be obtained by a novel 3-D aerial survey method, converted ... More (full abstract).
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CROP PESTS AND DISEASES
Enhancing the competitiveness and efficiency of wood-based panels in construction
Panels - (QLRT-1999-01640)
This project is required to support the European Union policy relating to the Construction Products Directive and the Harmonised Standard for wood-based panel products. The project addresses 12 key issues relating to the structural use of wood-based panels as identified by the European Standardisation Committee CEN TC112. The project has produced new ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Building new relationships in rural areas under urban pressure
BUILDING RURBAN RELATIONS - (QLRT-2001-01696)
The purpose of this research project is to help actors in rural areas under urban pressure to develop strategies to provide rural goods and services (RGS) related to the landscape, and to get compensation payments for the use of the green landscape through new relationships with the urban society. RGS are quality and health products, ecological services, ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Importance of regulation mechanisms for the climatic adaptation of tree species (an example of Picea abies)
Adaptability - (QLRT-1999-30349)
The adaptation of Norway spruce to extreme climatic conditions is generally believed to develop in the course of many generations, due to the interaction of several evolutionary processes (mostly by selection). However, recent results with Norway spruce have indicated that climatic adaptation can occur in only one generation in response to the climatic ... More (full abstract).
 
Tools for evaluating investment in the Mediterranean mountain areas - An integrated framework for sustainable development
MEDMONT - (QLRT-1999-31031)
There is no integrated framework currently available that evaluates multiple impacts of investment projects in the context of sustainable development for the mountainous Mediterranean areas. This framework will integrate tools (indicators) through a natural resource base and capability evaluation for forestry, grazing, agriculture, wildlife, tourism ... More (full abstract).
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GRASSLAND, SOIL
Evaluating financing of forestry in Europe
EFFE - (QLRT-1999-31228)
Many countries have been reforming their forestry policies in response to changing economic, ecological and social sustainability requirements. Consequently, compared with the past, policy targets have become more complex, and Community measures have come to play a stronger role in the forestry sector. With this project proposal, we aim to enhance ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Rockfall - forest interrelation: Efficiency of the protective function of mountain forest against rockfalls
ROCKFOR - (QLRT-1999-31302)
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Implementing tree models as forest management tools
ITM - (QLRT-1999-31349)
In Europe, there is a strong movement towards the management of uneven-aged mixed forests. This is based on the idea that uneven-aged, mixed-species stands increase, or at least maintain, soil fertility, increase biodiversity and improve stand resilience. The shift from even-aged forest management renders existing yield tables increasingly unreliable. ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL, BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Molecular ecophysiology as a tool for the selection of highly stress-resistant poplar species for multipurpose forests
ESTABLISH - (QLRT-1999-31377)
ESTABLISH addresses the problem of land recultivation under arid climatic conditions - the affects of reafforestation on soil erosion and salinity. To enable economically feasible afforestation, and to recreate favourable microclimatic conditions for wood production under strained environments, stress tolerant tree species will be identified from the ... More (full abstract).
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SOIL, NON-FOOD PRODUCTS, GENOMICS
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