Name of project:Ecological boundaries and production effects of Norway spruce stands in lower altitudes – risk analysis and production possibilities of lowland ecotype cultivation
Year:2016 - 2018
Provider:GS LČR
Coordinator: doc. Ing. Vít Šrámek, Ph.D.
Researcher: doc. Ing. Vít Šrámek, Ph.D., RNDr. Václav Buriánek, Ing. Tomáš Čihák, Ph.D., Ing. David Dušek, Ph.D., Ing. Josef Frýdl, CSc., Mgr. Kateřina Neudertová Hellebrandová, Ph.D., Ing. Dušan Kacálek, Ph.D., Ing. Miloš Knížek, Ph.D., Ing. Bc. Jan Lubojacký, Ph.D., Ing. Monika Vejpustková, Ph.D., Ing. Pavel Kotrla, Ph.D.

Description of project

This complex project is divided in several work packages: i) documentation of lowland spruce populations by the Forests of the Czech Republic, state enterprise; ii) Pests and pathogens survey at selected research plots; iii) Deriving of production markers and indexes for lowland Norway spruce stand on the base of National Forest Inventory data; iv) Survey of production an vitality on the provenience plots which includes the lowland Norway spruce ecotype; v) Compare Norway spruce vitality in lowland, middle altitudes and mountain regions on the base of national ICP Forests database; vi) Model water balance of N. spruce for selected ICP Forests level II plot; vii) Collect disposable information about the potential for reproductive material of lowland spruce ecotype; viii) General recommendation for management of spruce stands in lower altitudes.