Name of project:Rich-structured mixed stands as a key form of forest management adaptation to ongoing climate change
Year:2024 - 2025
Provider:TA ČR
Coordinator: Ing. Jakub Černý, Ph.D.
Researcher: Ing. Jakub Černý, Ph.D., Ing. Jan Cukor, Ph.D., Ing. Jan Leugner, Ph.D., Ing. Renáta Smolíková Dis., Mgr. Nikola Švorc-Štěpánová, Ing. Zdeněk Vacek, Ph.D., Ing. Kateřina Brynychová, Lucie Šedivá, Ing. Martin Kománek, Ing. Aneta Bůžková
Co-researcher foreign:Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Městské lesy Hradec Králové, a. s.

Description of project

The project aims to assess and compare rich-structured mixed large-diameter pine, beech, oak, and spruce stands with both monocultures and even-aged mixtures composed of tree species mentioned above from the viewpoint of stand structure effect on (i) intra- and inter-specific competition related to quantitative production, (ii) game damage occurrence, (iii) tree vitality, and (iv) an economic evaluation of the qualitative production. The project will study whether mixed stands with richer structures, which are recommended to cultivate as adaptation measures mitigating climate change, affect productivity and lead to lower game damage occurrence, maintain or enhance tree vitality and changes in assortments´ composition. Selected stands represent typical site conditions along a vertical gradient in the Czech Republic.