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Challenges and solutions for European forests and related value chains in times of climate change

Challenges and solutions for European forests and related value chains in times of climate change

New Policy Brief out now How can we increase the sustainability and resilience of our European forests and related value chains in times of climate change? I-Maestro (Innovative forest management strategies for a resilient bioeconomy under climate change and disturbances) launched a policy brief that seeks to identify challenges and their respective solutions to better manage the

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RESONATE @European League of Life Sciences

RESONATE @European League of Life Sciences

Recently, RESONATE researchers Martin Jankovský and Sandra García presented the RESONATE approach to wood value chains as part of the virtual summer school “Bioeconomy for PhD education and research” organized by Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The first course, on Forest bioeconomy, was hosted by prof. Miroslav Hajek and colleagues from the Faculty of Forestry

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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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Disturbances, forests, and people: operating the world of forest resilience

Disturbances, forests, and people: operating the world of forest resilience

In recent weeks, the RESONATE project’s Twitter has explored different definitions for forest resilience. Some of them sounded rather similar, some very different and all of them might have left the reader with more questions: “But what does this mean in practice?”. Our researcher Laura Nikinmaa tries to enlighten the mysterious and sometimes headache-inducing world of resilience.

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From salvage logging to recovery

From salvage logging to recovery

Together with more than 30 junior and senior researchers from all over Europe and more than 40 additional virtual participants we had the first project meeting of the RESONATE project from 4th – 6th October in Kostelec nad Černými lesy (Czech Republic). One of the most exciting parts of the event was the excursion, where we could see the effects of recent large scale bark beetle outbreaks.

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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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