Name of project:Forest functions in the past, present and future – what can society expect from forests under climate change?
Year:2021 - 2024
Provider:TAČR – Kappa, Norwegian Funds
Coordinator: Ing. et Ing. Pavel Bednář Ph.D.
Researcher: prof. Dr. Ing. Petr Horáček, Ing. et Ing. Pavel Bednář Ph.D., Ing. Jan Světlík, Ph.D., Ing. Pavel Češka Ph.D., Ing. Jan Leugner, Ph.D., Ing. Jana Hacurová, Ing. Jakub Černý, Ph.D.
Co-researcher foreign:Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Mendel University in Brno, Vojenské lesy a statky, s. p.

Description of project

Annotation: The project deals with the ability of managed forests to provide ecosystem functions in future conditions characterized by higher drought and heatwaves occurrence – wood production (incl. carbon storage) and climate change mitigation (regulation of landscape energy and water balance) in the Czech Republic and Norway. We will focus on different site conditions, potential for adaptation of important tree species (spruce; pine; beech), potential for silvicultural measures implementation, and potential to apply those measures in practise. The goals will be reached by the use of timelines, climate models for predictions (till 2050) and remote sensing and validation of its outputs with detailed field measurements both in long-term research plots and forests managed by VLS and Glommen-Mjøsen.

Funding acknowledgement: The Forests4Society project benefits from a 1 463 000 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.

Project duration: 01/2021 – 04/2024

Acronym: Forests4Society