Forests4Society: Forest functions in the past, present and future - what can society expect from forests under climate change?
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.