Name of project:A use of non-native woody species in Czech forestry
Year:2022 - 2024
Coordinator: Ing. David Dušek, Ph.D.
Researcher: Ing. David Dušek, Ph.D., Ing. Helena Cvrčková, Ph.D., Ing. Martin Fulín, Ph.D., Ing. Dušan Kacálek, Ph.D., Ing. Pavlína Máchová, Ph.D., Bc. Ing. et Ing. Petr Novotný, Ph.D., Ing. Jiří Souček, Ph.D., Ing. Ondřej Špulák, Ph.D.
Co-researcher foreign:MENDELU v Brně, ČZU v Praze, VŠÚO Holovousy

Description of project

The objective of the project is to get knowledge on a use of geographically non-native woody species (GND) in Czech forestry. Relevant knowledge from both domestic and foreign literature sources will be gathered. The project will focus on questions such as GND biology and site demands, their production, silviculture, impact on site, vulnerability to diseases and risk of invasive spreading. Long-term silviculture and provenance experiments will be reevaluated and databases updated. To verify origin, methods of genetic screening are to be a base for database. The project outputs are to be focused on explication of GND classification (Hkonc) utilizable for civil service decision making and on silvicultural guides proposing mixtures with native woody species.