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Advanced multifunctional forest management in European mountain ranges

Project Leader
Lexer Manfred Josef, BOKU Project Leader
Duration:
01.02.2012-31.07.2015
Programme:
FP7 - Cooperation - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE)
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Aranzada, Spain.
Contact person: Miguel Cabrera;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Cemagref, Groupement de Grenoble, Snow avalanche engineering and torrent control, 2, rue de la Papeterie BP76, 38402 St-Martin-d'Heres, France.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
Contact person: Harald Bugmann;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
European Forest Institute, European Union.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Forest Research Institute Sofia, Bulgaria.
Contact person: Tzvetan Zlatanov;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
GeoExpert, Austria.
Contact person: Diethard Leber;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
IFER, Czech Republic.
Contact person: Martin Cerny;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria CIT-INIA, Carretera de la Coruña Km 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Karl Franzens Universität Graz, Wegener Center für Klima und Globalen Wandel, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
NFC, Slovakia.
Contact person: Zuzana Sarvasova;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
RTDS, Austria.
Contact person: Stephen Webb;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Stichting Birdlife Europe, Belgium.
Contact person: Peri Kourakli;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Swedish College of Agriculture ( SLU ), Department of Aquaculture , 901 83 Umeaa, Sweden.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Technical University Munich, Germany.
Contact person: Thomas Knoke;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Contact person: Andrej Boncina;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Stampfer Karl, Sub Projectleader
Hasenauer Hubert, Project Staff
Klopf Mario, Project Staff
Ruprecht Herwig, Project Staff
Huber Patrick, Project Staff
Rammer Werner, Project Staff
Maroschek Michael, Project Staff
Thurnher Christopher, Project Staff
Schörghuber Stefan, Project Staff
Pasztor Ferenc, Project Staff
Schimmel Andreas, Project Staff
Perez Susana, Project Staff
Irauschek Florian, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Engineering
Institute of Silviculture
Subproject(s):
Timber harvesting approaches in European mountain forests (ARANGE-H)
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
Abstract
The sustainable provision of ecosystem services (ES) in and from mountain regions is of crucial importance to an array of stakeholders and society in general, going much beyond the interests of particular landowners in the mountain regions themselves. Mountain ecosystems can only continue to provide all these services in a rapidly changing world if a wide array of ES is considered in forest management at local, landscape and regional scales (multi-functionality). The project builds on seven case study regions in major mountain ranges throughout Europe
covering a wide range of forest types, socio-economic conditions and cultural contexts and seeks to develop and evaluate strategies for their multifunctional management considering risks and uncertainty due to changing climatic and socio-economic conditions. The project addresses four main ES: timber production, protection against gravitational natural hazards, the role of forests in climate change mitigation via carbon sequestration as well as bioenergy production, and nature conservation and the maintenance of biodiversity. Non-timber forest products, recreation as well as use of forested landscapes by game and livestock species will be dealt with as well. To analyse conflicts and comple¬mentarities among ES from stand to landscape scales, improved
models for the assessment and projection of ecosystem services as well as novel planning and decision support tools will be developed together with SMEs and applied in the case study regions. Stakeholder panels in all study regions will inform research activities and contribute to the development of improved mountain forest management approaches. SME partners play a key role in the development of new planning tools. Ultimately, ARANGE will translate project findings on the efficient provision of multiple ES from mountain forests into decision support for policy makers and forest practitioners, so as to improve the robustness of planning tools in real-world decision making.
Keywords
forestry; silviculture; interdisciplinary agriculture and forestry;
mountain forest; climate change; models; multifunctionality; ecosystem services; planning; stakeholder;
Publications

** Enache, A; Kuhmaier, M; Visser, R; Stampfer, K Forestry operations in the European mountains: a study of current practices and efficiency gaps.

SCAND J FOREST RES. 2016; 31(4): 412-427. WoS FullText FullText_BOKU

Huber P., Wolfslehner, B. (2015): Compilation of dissemination and training material incl. DSToolBox. FP7-ARANGE deliverable 6.5.

Finanziert von: EC, FP7, 34

Wolfslehner, B; Huber, P (2015): Plan for the use and dissemination of foreground. Deliverable StarTree D6.4.

Finanziert von: FP7 Project no. 311919 KBBE.2012.1.2-06, European Commission, 25

Enache, A; Kühmaier, M; Visser, R; Stampfer, K (2015): Current practices and efficiency gaps in logging operations from European mountain forests.
[48th FORMEC Symposium 2015, Linz, Austria, 04.10.2015 - 08.10.2015]

In: Kanzian, C; Kühmaier, M; Erber, G (Ed.), Forest Engineering: "Making a positive contribution". Abstracts and Proceedings of the 48th Symposiom on Forest Mechanization; ISBN: 978-3-900932-29-9

Wolfslehner B. Lexer M.J. (2013): Multifunctional management of mountain forests in Europe - the role of ecosystem services.
[9th SISEF National Congress “Multifunzionalità degli Ecosistemi Forestali Montani: Sfide e Opportunità per la Ricerca e lo Sviluppo”, Bolzano, Italy, 16.09.2013 - 19.09.2013]

In: Tonon G, Ventura M, Bucci G, Proceedings of the 9th SISEF National Congress “Multifunzionalità degli Ecosistemi Forestali Montani: Sfide e Opportunità per la Ricerca e lo Sviluppo”, Abstract-Book, Paper #c9.1.1, pp. 4, [online] URL: http://www.sisef.it/sisef/congresso-ix

Vorträge

Enache, A; Kühmaier, M; Stampfer, K (2015): Decision support tool for multidimensional evaluation of forest road networks and harvesting systems in European mountain forests. [Poster]

Mountain Forest Management in a Changing World, JUL 7-9, 2015, Starý Smokovec, SLOVAKIA

Enache, A; Kühmaier, M; Visser, R (2015): Efficiency gap analysis of harvesting systems in European mountain forests.

Mountain Forest Management in a Changing World, JUL 7-9, 2015, Starý Smokovec, SLOVAKIA

Adrian Enache, Martin Kühmaier (2014): Efficiency gap analysis of harvesting technologies and systems in European mountain forests.

International Symposium "Forest and Sustainable Development", 24-25 October 2014, Brasov, Romania

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