Name of project:Quantification of Carbon Storage in Forest Soils of the Czech Republic and Consequences of Forest Management
Year:2023 - 2026
Provider:TA ČR
Researcher: doc. Ing. Vít Šrámek, Ph.D., Ing. Věra Fadrhonsová, Ing. Dušan Kacálek, Ph.D., Mgr. Kateřina Neudertová Hellebrandová. Ph.D., Ing. Jiří Novák, Ph.D., Ing. Renáta Smolíková, Ing. Ondřej Špulák, Ph.D., Ing. Monika Vejpustková, Ph.D., prof. Dr. Ing. Luboš Borůvka, doc. Ing. Emil Cienciala, Ph.D.
Co-researcher foreign:Česká zemědělská univerzita, IFER – Ústav pro výzkum lesních ekosystémů, s.r.o.

Description of project

On the base of analysing and modelling data from complex forest soil surveys the project aims: i) to elaborate up-to-date inventory of carbon in forest soils for the soil organic layer (FH), upper mineral layer (0-30 cm) and deeper mineral layers (30-80/100cm); ii) to update maps of carbon stock in forest soils of the Czech Republic; iii) to define effect of different forest management options on soil carbon stock and to draw up practical guidelines to support selected mitigation measures. Project is divided into five working packages: WP1) Completing of Aggregated database of forest soil properties; WP2) Quantification of belowground (root) biomass for individual tree species using appropriate allometric equations; WP3) Supplement soil sampling and for comparative analyses; WP4) Assessment of forest management procedures influence on carbon sequestration; WP5) Model construction and testing, mapping of the soil carbon stock.