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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.


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
offene Hand, wo Erde drauf liegt

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

SUSTREE: Science based solutions and decision-support tools for adapting forests to climate change - SusSelect App

Climate change is likely to alter the future growth capacity of European forests in providing vital ecosystem services. Adaptive management aiming at reducing vulnerability and enhancing the resilience of forest ecosystems is a key to preserve the potential of forests.

Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics

Innovative VET for Key Competences in the Emerging Field of Forest Bioeconomy - E-Learning

A multimedia e-learning course will be developed and the content will be freely available in English, Croatian, German and Slovenian language.

Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics

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 […]

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
The forests at the Danube are the biggest semi-natural floodplain forest in Central Europe (picture: pixabay).

Detecting greenhouse gas emissions in floodplain forests - Climate change

Ecological processes in floodplains and their impact on greenhouse gas fluxes are still to be discovered. BFW therefore investigates the dynamic ecosystems in the Austrian Danube National Park.

Unit for Climate Impact Research Coordination
Green larvae of the box tree moth

Box tree moth harming garden shrubs - Management strategy

Experts from the European Union and the Black Sea region discuss about measures taken against the aggressive moth. Soon infected box trees will be located again at cemeteries and in private gardens. The plant pest is easy to identify by the typical feeding pattern. The moth species is a well known pest in Austria and […]

Unit for Entomology and Forest Protection Procedures