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Woodland Bird Index for Austria - Project WBI

The main task are indicator update, review of representiveness and knowledge transfer.

Department for Forest Biodiversity & Nature Conservation
Zwei Männer stehen im Wald in messen Baumstämme im Rahmen der Waldinventur ab

MoniFun Project kicked off - MoniFun Project

New EU Project strives to enhance European Forest Monitoring.

Department for Forest Inventory
Blick auf ein Dorf im Tal, An den Hängen Schutzwald und ein Lawinenschutzzaun. Im rechten oberen Eck das Logo von Intrapraevent

INTERPRAEVENT 2024 in Vienna on natural hazards in a changing climate - Conference

From June 10 to 13, the international conference INTERPRAEVENT 2024 will take place at the conference center Hofburg in Vienna.

Department for Natural Hazards
Drei Wanderer an einem See mit Wald im Hintergrund

WeNaTour – The European Alliance for Innovation and Sustainability Education in Welfare, Nature, and Tourism - WeNaTour Project

WeNaTour is a European project funded by the Erasmus+ program aimed at training new professionals for sustainable tourism and exploring emerging markets, while keeping the well-being of local communities and the preservation of the environment at the core of its strategies, towards a more responsible and sustainable future.

Unit for Forest Society & International Relations
Holzpellets in Großaufnahme

Strategies for the optimal bioenergy use in Austria - Project BIOSTRAT

Within the next two years, the project team of BIOSTRAT aims to identify optimal biomass utilization pathways up to 2050 optimized in terms of minimizing carbon emissions and costs.

Department for Forest Ecology & Soil
Yosr Hmam Spit

“We need trees. They are just as important as housing, streets or shops.” -

Cecil Konijnendijk is a scientist specialising in urban forestry. The United Nations and governments in more than 30 countries value his expertise. He is currently achieving great success with his 3-30-300 rule, which is considered a democratic tool for more green space in the city.

Forschungsteam, bestehend aus 10 Personen, stehen im Wald

Soil Warming Experiment Achenkirch - Long term experiment

The project investigates how global warming affects forest soil processes. A special focus lies on soil carbon. Forest soil store huge amounts of organic carbon which could be released into the atmosphere. Decomposer microbes mineralize dead organic matter such as leave and root litter and thereby release important nutrients for plant growth. A share of […]

Unit for Climate Impact Research Coordination
Flowers of Parkia biglobosa Foto: Marco Schmidt, CC BY-SA 3.0

Making Chromosomes Visible - Forest genetics

Parkia biglobosa (African locust bean) or Néré is a versatile tree species in Africa. Among other things, it has been and is the subject of a series of genetic examinations and provenance trials with the aim of selecting more drought-resistant forms. Despite all types of interest in this tree species, we have only poor knowledge […]

Unit for Provenance Research & Breeding
Meassurement of diameter

Information for Europe’s bioeconomy - Forest inventory

Comprehensive information on forest ecosystems and landscape changes are collected through national forest inventories. More efforts are needed to harmonise the data to make it comparable and easy to access. The project DIABOLO tackles Europe’s social, ecological and economic challenge, by providing such a platform of exchange. The increasing competition for forest resources will necessitate […]

Unit for Inventory Design & Analysis
Garten mit mehreren Beeten

Experimental Garden Tulln - Project

In the BFW Experimental Garden Tulln, meticulous techniques are used to produce plants for the conservation and breeding of climate tolerant, rare and site specific tree species.

Department for Forest Biodiversity & Nature Conservation

ALPTREES | Sustainable use and management of non native trees in the alpine region - Decision support system

The use of non-native tree species polarise the opinions of experts and citizens. Adaption to climate change versus invasiveness are factors to be considered in the future management of forests and urban tree populations.

Unit for Forest Biodiversity
Vogelperspektive auf FAST Traunkirchen mit Traunsee im Hintergrund

Summer School: Modelling Assisted Migration to adapt forests and ecosystem services to climate change - Summer School

The Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW) will host a six-day Summer School at FAST Traunkirchen from July 30 to August 40, 2023. It will provide insights into assisted migration of forests under climate change.

Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics