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Ein Löschhubschrauber fliegt über einem Wald und löscht einen Brand.

Research group investigates the behaviour of forest fires - Project EMERGE

Forest fires have so far been a marginal topic in Austria, but in the future an increase in such events is expected. A group of researchers is currently investigating how the behaviour of fires in forests can be better assessed.

Unit for Remote Sensing
Man sieht durch den Sucher einer Kamera Waldarbeiter im Wald

Forestry training goes digital - Project 2ForT

Forestry is very much practice-oriented, so the digital paths in education are not yet very developed. The project 2ForT wants to change this circumstance.

Gruppenfoto der Teilnehmer:Innen in einer Halle vor einem großen Weihnachtsbaum

OptFORESTS project to enhance diversity and resilience of future European forests - Project OptFORESTS

The 5-year project aims to support the protection and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe in the face of environmental and societal challenges.

Unit for Ecological Genetics
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A red-hot future for Austria’s forests - Project Austria Fire Futures

In the future, the risk of forest fire will be a permanent threat of summer in Austria as well. How we can better deal with it is being researched in the Austria Fire Futures project.

Unit for Remote Sensing
Harvester im Einsatz

Better harvesting with the right technology - Project HOBO

Mechanised forestry makes management much easier, but not every harvesting method is suitable for all sites. The HOBO project makes the various possibilities and their aptitudes visible.

Unit for Soil Ecology
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Bark-BeAT aims to simplify risk assessment of spruce sites - Project Bark-BeAT

Global warming does not make silvicultural decisions any easier, and the catastrophes of recent years have increased the uncertainties. The Bark-BeAT project aims to help.

Unit for Soil Ecology

Sexuality vs. Sexuality Asexuality: The Importance of the Reproduction Mode for the dissemination of species - Ecogeography

As part of an FWF project, Christoph Dobeš examines the importance of the reproductive system for the geographical and ecological distribution of species.

Unit for Ecological Genetics
Runoff in the mountain region

Code of Practice for the Assessment of Surface Runoff Coefficients - Compendium

The first BFW “Code of Practice for the Assessment of Surface Runoff Coefficients for Alpine Soil/Vegetation Complexes in Torrential Rain” has been published in 2004 (in German language). The Interreg-South East Europe-Project CC-WaterS offered the opportunity to integrate some new findings in experimental runoff research and to release a report in English language in 2011. […]

Unit for Torrent Processes & Hydrology
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PARAmount: Interpretation of an Expert Survey by BFW - Questionnaire

Within the framework of the project PARAmount a Communication and Decision Support Tool (CDT) was developed, as a contribution to the highly emotional discussion about natural hazard management. Basic information was collected by means of an online survey in which respondents were asked to rate the importance of individual parameters for different process types. More […]

Stepping stone biotopes for the promotion of biodiversity in the forest - Waldfonds project ConnectPLUS

The ConnectPLUS project funded by Waldfonds serves to preserve, improve, and restore stepping stone biotope areas that are valuable for nature conservation. These serve as reproduction or retreat sites for species to be protected.

Department for Forest Biodiversity & Nature Conservation
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Bark-BeAT aims to simplify risk assessment of spruce sites - Project Bark-BeAT

Global warming does not make silvicultural decisions any easier, and the catastrophes of recent years have increased the uncertainties. The Bark-BeAT project aims to help.

Unit for Soil Ecology

Green4C National Launch Event at WALDCAMPUS Austria - Review

32 participants came together at WALDCAMPUS Austria in Traunkirchen for the Green4C National Launch Event to exchange, network and learn about nature-based solutions in urban and rural areas.

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