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Implementing Tree Models as Forest Management Tools (ITM)

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-31349
Project type: CM (Combined Research and Demonstration Project)
Starting date: 01-10-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 1,612,000 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,450,000 EUR
Scientific Officer: Alexandros ARABATZIS
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
In Europe there is a strong movement towards uneven-aged mixed species forest management 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. One possibility for forecasting forest growth in uneven-aged mixed stands is to develop stand growth models that operate at the individual tree level. The purpose of this project is to establish a unique platform of model developers, state agencies and forest companies, to enhance existing models, to support those partners in our consortium who have little experience in tree modelling, and demonstrate the usefulness of tree models as forest management tools according to the nine defined application problems.


Coordinator
Hubert HASENAUER
Institute of Forest Growth Research University of Agricultural Sciences
Wien
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 1 476544205
Fax: +43 1 476544242
E-mail: hasenau@edv1.boku.ac.at


Partners
  Hans PRETZSCH
Forest Yield Science, Forestry Faculty Ludwig-Maximilian University
Freising
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 8161714711
Fax: +49 8161714721
E-mail: h.pretzsch@lrz.tum.de
  Jan DURSKY
Technical University, Faculty of Forestry
Zvolen
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Tel.: +421 8555206299
Fax: +421 8555332654
E-mail: dursky@vsld.tuzvo.sk
  Jürgen NAGEL
Forest Research Station of Lower Saxony (NFV)
Goettingen
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 55169401125
Fax: +49 55169401160
E-mail: juergen.nagel@nfv.gwdg.de
  Timo PUKKALA
Univeristy of Joensuu Faculty of Forestry
Joensuu
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 132514092
Fax: +358 132514444
E-mail: timo.pukkala@forest.joensuu.fi
  Angelo OLIVEIRA
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 213653100
Fax: +351 213635031
E-mail: cdrisa@isa.utl.pt
  Jens Peter SKOVSGAARD
The Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute (FSL)
Hoersholm
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 45178220
Fax: +45 45763233
E-mail: jps@fsl.dk
  Gregor CHATZIPHILIPPIDIS
National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF)
Vassilika-Thessaloniki
GREECE
Tel.: +30 31461171
Fax: +30 31461341
E-mail: gregor@fri.gr