Beautiful forest with moss-covered soil and sunbeams through the trees

Forests4Society will evaluate the ability of managed forests to provide ecosystem functions under future climatic conditions and focuses on the effects of drought and heathwaves occurrence in the Czech Republic and Norway.

01 des. 2021 - 30 apr. 2024

The project benefits from a 1 463 000 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.


Do you want to apply for an MSCA PostDoc grant related to this project? Deadline March 24

NMBU is inviting prospective candidates to the MSCA -PF-2023 call. The aim of the Master Class is to attract and help highly motivated researchers to successfully apply for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship with NMBU as the host institution.

If you are interested in applying for a grant related to Forests4Society, contact: Line Nybakken (

  • The project deals with the ability of managed forests to provide ecosystem functions in future conditions characterized by higher drought and heatwaves occurrence – wood production (incl. carbon storage) and climate change mitigation (regulation of landscape energy and water balance) in the Czech Republic and Norway.

    We will focus on different site conditions, potential for adaptation of important tree species (spruce; pine; beech), potential for silvicultural measures implementation, and potential to apply those measures in practise. The goals will be reached by the use of timelines, climate models for predictions (till 2050) and remote sensing and validation of its outputs with detailed field measurements both in long-term research plots and forests managed by VLS and Glommen-Mjøsen.