Author page: Gesche Schifferdecker

Introducing our “sister project”: ONEforest for a common forest management

Introducing our “sister project”: ONEforest for a common forest management

The ONEforest H2020 project seeks to adapt European forests to the climate crisis for the long-term provision of Forest Ecosystem Services. ONEforest is developing a multi-criteria decision support system for common forest management to strengthen forest resilience, harmonize stakeholder interests and ensure sustainable wood flows. Thus, forest owners will be able to assess which way of forest

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Forest recovery after large and severe disturbances in Slovenia

Forest recovery after large and severe disturbances in Slovenia

After seeing thousands of hectares of spruce forest die after disturbances all over Europe in the past years, it seems like spruce is our problem child – at least in Central and Eastern Europe. Spruce died in monocultures, but was also more affected than other species by e.g. storm and bark beetle damages in mixed forest stands. This had and still has both significant ecological as well as financial impacts because spruce is an economically important species.

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RESONATE project meeting in Kostelec

RESONATE project meeting in Kostelec

After several virtual exchanges, we held a very stimulating first RESONATE project meeting in Kostelec near Prague on 4th to 6th October. We planned this as a hybrid meeting, and met with around 30 people in Czech Republic, and around 40 people joining remotely. The online participation was apparently also more pleasant than an ordinary Teams meeting, as the interactions in Kostelec offered more diverse input than only monitor screens.

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