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

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00029
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 42 months
Total cost: 2,014,513 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,237,597 EUR
Scientific Officer: Alexandros ARABATZIS
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
The chestnut stands (Castanea sativa Mill.), situated on the foothills of Europe betweeen 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 comercialisation 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.


Coordinator
Enrico RIZZARELLI
Universitŕ degli Studi di Catania
Catania
ITALY
Tel.: +39 095311022
Fax: +39 095325194
E-mail: rettore@mbox.unict.it


Partners
  Giancarlo BOUNOUS
Universitŕ degli Studi di Torino
Grugliasco
ITALY
Tel.: +39 0116708653
Fax: +39 0116708658
E-mail: bounous@agraria.unito.it
  Etorre BROVEGLIO
Istituto per le Piante da Legno e l'Aambiente
Torino
ITALY
Tel.: +39 0118998933
Fax: +39 0118989333
E-mail: ipla@alpcom.it
  Balbino GARCIA-CRIADO
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Salamanca
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 923267874
Fax: +34 923219609
  José TORRES-PEREIRA
Universidade de Tras-os- Montes e Alto Douro
Vila Real
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 259350000
Fax: +351 259350480
E-mail: reitoria@utad.pt
  Daniel BARBACE
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Castanet-Tolosan
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 5 61285230
Fax: +33 5 61285280
E-mail: dbarbace@toulouse.inra.fr
  Michel RETOURNA
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Délégation Alsace, Délégation Languedoc-Roussillon
Montpellier
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 4 67613472
Fax: +33 4 67043236
  Tullio TURCHETTI
Institute of Forest Tree Pathology-National Research Council
Firenze
ITALY
Tel.: +39 0553288342
Fax: +39 055354786
E-mail: turchetti@ipaf.fi.cnr.it
  Spiros VIZANTINOPOULOS
National Agricultural Research Foundation - Fisheries Research Institute
Lykovrisi-Athens
GREECE
Tel.: +30 16840333
Fax: +30 12840740
E-mail: itap@otenet.gr