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Online course on non-native trees - Education

The team of the ALPTREES project, which is co-financed by the European Union via the Interreg Alpine Space Programme, produced a free online course to give everyone the opportunity to deepen his or her knowledge about the sustainable use and management of non-native trees in the Alpine Space.

Unit for Forest Biodiversity
Titelbild des englischen österreichischen Waldberichts

Austrian Forest Report 2023 - Report

The Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) has published the Austrian Forest Report 2023 on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management.

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High Five - Project

Measures for the conservation of native tree species of the Ethiopian Highlands: Linking genetic conservation to re-establishment of species diverse forests.

Department for Forest Biodiversity & Nature Conservation
Zwei Männer im Schnee mit Messgeräten

Protection Forests in the Alpine Region – Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change - Project MOSAIC

Climate change is undeniably contributing to the increase in weather- and climate-related natural disasters, affecting Alpine communities. Natural disasters are often the result of compound events, which are combinations of multiple climate- and/or weather-related hazards that contribute to societal or environmental risks.

Department for Natural Hazards

A Novel EU Project Provides Forest Information for Europe’s Roadmap Towards Climate Neutrality - Project

A better monitoring of Europe’s forest will help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Department for Forest Inventory
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
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

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

AvaRange | Understanding the Flow Mobility of Avalanches - Cooperation for Researching Avalanches

In-flow data with high precision in real avalanche scenarios are the product of the cooperative project of BFW Institute for Natural Hazards Innsbruck, TU Berlin and University of Innsbruck. This approach is now being applied for the first time to snow avalanches. The destructive potential of gravitational mass flows, such as snow avalanches, has a […]

Unit for Snow & Avalanches
Laubholzwald mit einem rot markierten Baumstamm rechts

Evidence-based cultivation recommendations in climate change - Research project

Research cooperation for the realization of sustainable and climate-adapted forest conversion.

Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics
Ansicht eines Bergwaldes mit Wasserfall in Rumänien

New Green Deal project (SUPERB) aims to improve forest restoration and ecosystem services -

Science and practice from across Europe are joining forces under the leadership of the European Forest Institute to ensure the long-term development of biodiversity and ecosystem services of our forests. The Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) is contributing its expertise in silviculture, genetics and conservation in regeneration and afforestation measures to this effort.

Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics