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Appropriate forest seeds might become rare in climate change - Information

An innovative project aims to preserve valuable genetic resources an bring climate-adapted forest seeds and seedlings faster into the forest. The new pilot project “SpruceSEA” aims to transfer forest seedlings...

Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics

Biodiversity conservation of the native forests in the Austro-Hungarian border region - Interreg Project REIN

In order to counteract the rapid climate change in the Austro-Hungarian border region in practice, as part of the INTERREG project REIN-Forest , regional guidelines for forest reproductive material (FRM)...

Unit for Provenance Research & Breeding
The Transtree project: focus on short-rotation coppice

Transgenic Trees under the Microscope - Scientific recommendation

In Austria no risk assessment exists for trees and forests in the event that it should come to a release of genetically modified trees in the Federal territory or in...

Unit for Genome Research
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...

Unit for Provenance Research & Breeding
Test area in the Region Wienerwald

Austrian pine fit for climate change? - New test site

Climate projections forecast a rise of the Earth’s average temperature of 2 to 4 degrees Celsius until the year 2100. The prognosis for Austria is an increase of 3.5 degrees...

Unit for Forest Growth
Weggabelung

Managing the climate crisis: Outlook for forest and timber utilization - CareforParis

Vienna, Oktober 2019: The effects of the global climate change impact the Austrian forest. This will influence the contribution of the forest to climate protection. With the rising average temperature,...

Unit for Forest Growth

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

Forest bioeconomy becomes one of the guiding paradigms for the forest based sector, nevertheless there is a lack of educational opportunities in vocational education and training (VET) for this topic....

Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics
Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve

Resilient Riparian Forests in the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve - Biosphere reserve

Riparian forests are threatened by environmental changes, unsustainable human activities, increased incidence of native and non-native pests and diseases as well as non-native plant species. This also affects natural regeneration...

Unit for Silviculture