Name of project:Optimization of silviculture procedures for adaptation of forest ecosystems to climate change
Year:2021 - 2023
Coordinator: Ing. Jan Leugner, Ph.D.
Researcher: Ing. Jan Leugner, Ph.D., prof. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D., Ing. et Ing. Pavel Bednář, Ph.D., Ing. Jakub Černý, Ph.D., Ing. Jana Hacurová
Co-researcher foreign:Mendelu v Brně

Description of project

The aim of the project is to modify silviculture practice in forest ecosystems in order to increase their resistance to stress caused by various climatic extremes in connection with climate change. The main predicted factors will be drought and high air temperatures within the growing season. The new “adaptive silviculture practices” will be designed to be used to update the state forestry policy. Proposals for modifications of cultivation methods will be divided into 4 areas: 1. modification of species composition, 2. optimization of forest density, 3. increase of age and spatial diversity, 4. specific procedures for the restoration of calamity clear-cuts.