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Forest typing started in Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Burgenland - Project ForSite II

The BML commissioned a consortium with the participation of the Austrian Research Center of Forests (BFW) with the project "FORSITE II - Development of the ecological basis for a dynamic forest typing in Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Burgenland".

Unit for Site & Vegetation

Diseases and pests of tree species intended for resilient forests of the future - Project CLIFF

Fir, pine, maple and oak have a high tolerance to heat and drought. Nevertheless, there is currently an increased occurrence of a number of pests and pathogens on these "tree species of the future". In the "CLIFF" project, knowledge about these organisms is to be expanded.

Unit for Phytopathology
Buchenwald im Herbst, mit teils verfärbten Blättern

Climate change: How forest owners are being helped - ManageBeech Project

Global warming is forcing forest owners to adapt their forests to future climatic conditions. In the course of forest conversion, the future of the forest is to be secured with new tree species or combinations. But climate fitness is not the only goal: forests should be profitable, have a high level of biodiversity and also act as a greenhouse gas sink. How to reconcile all this is the focus of the two-year ACRP research project ManageBeech.

Department for Forest Ecology & Soil
Aufsicht auf eine Berglandschaft mit vielen gefallenen Bäumen

Transboundary Storm Risk and Impact Assessment in Alpine Regions - TRANS-ALP Project

In the framework of the UCPM project TRANS-ALP institutions from Italy and Austria are working together to improve the impact prediction of storm events for the area Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol, Veneto as well as East Tyrol and the respective bordering regions.

Department for Natural Hazards

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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WaldBIOLOG – Biodiversity in Austrian Forests under Climate Change - Project

Within the project WaldBIOLOG the status, as well as the identification of trends of the Austrian forest biodiversity in climate change will be assessed. This will be done by recalculating the forest biodiversity index.

Department for Forest Biodiversity & Nature Conservation

Project TEACHER-CE joins efforts to increase the adaptation of water management to climate change - Interreg

The Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) is therefore working together with 11 partners in the new INTERREG project TEACHER-CE to adapt water management to climate change in Central Europe.

Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics
Ansicht eines Hochgebirges

Climate change adaptation: Opportunities and risks of non-native tree species - Nature conservation

How individual non-native tree species will perform in the Austrian forests in the future will be investigated using, among other things, climate envelope models and in-situ surveys on selected plots.

Unit for Forest Biodiversity

BFW supporting a harmonized assessment of forest availability for wood supply in Europe - USEWOOD

A new definition on forests available for wood supply has been found! BFW together with partner institutions recently published a paper on this topic.

Unit for Inventory Design & Analysis
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 […]

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Services of the Experimental Garden Tulln -

The team of the Experimental Garden supports numerous research projects and offers multiple services including training.

Department for Forest Biodiversity & Nature Conservation