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

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

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.

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

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.

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Researchers
Line Nybakken
Line Nybakken
Professor
Project manager
Terje Gobakken
Terje Gobakken
Professor
Participating researcher
Hans Ole Ørka
Hans Ole Ørka
Researcher
Participating researcher
Danielle Creek
Danielle Creek
Researcher
Participating researcher
Petr Horáček
Petr Horáček
Project leader
Lucie Homolová
Lucie Homolová
Participating researcher
Jan Krejza
Jan Krejza
Participating researcher
Petr Lukeš
Petr Lukeš
Participating researcher
Miroslav Trnka
Miroslav Trnka
Participating researcher
Milan Fischer
Milan Fischer
Participating researcher
Martin Dubrovský
Martin Dubrovský
Participating researcher
Jan Světlík
Jan Světlík
Participating researcher
Pavel Bednář
Pavel Bednář
Participating researcher
Jan Leugner
Jan Leugner
Participating researcher
Pavel Češka
Pavel Češka
Participating researcher