Name of project:Proposal of alternative tree species composition for forest ecosystems with reduced ecological stability due to physiological dryness
Year:2018 - 2022
Coordinator: Ing. Helena Cvrčková, Ph.D.
Researcher: Ing. Helena Cvrčková, Ph.D., Ing. Pavlína Máchová, Ph.D., Ing. Eva Pokorná, Ph.D., Ing. Martin Fulín, Ph.D., Ing. et Ing. Petr Novotný, Ph.D., Mgr. Martina Komárková, Ph.D., Ing. Miloslav Macůrek
Co-researcher foreign:Lesy pod Hostýnem, s.r.o.

Description of project

One of the objectives of the project is to propose variants of species composition for afforestation of cleared areas after the calamity of the ash and spruce in Moravia with the aim of mitigating the fall of timber production and high melioration effect. Verification of the variants will be based on demonstration objects on the co-researcher’s forests designed to monitor the development of plantations, including a variant with the support of natural regeneration. Another objective will be to evaluate long-term research plots of beech, fir and poplars. The use of molecular methods will focus on characterization of new gene sources of domestic poplars and on sequencing analysis of targeted sections of spruce genes involved in drought stress response and identification of usable markers.