Scientists pay attention to the research of forest soils in the Czech Republic with the aim to assess the effects of ongoing climate change
As a result of the bark beetle calamity, which has severely affected the Czech Republic in the last 10 years and eliminated spruce monocultures on a large scale, many forest areas were cut down. This situation makes the forest floor in these locations much more sensitive and vulnerable. This fact is particularly important in the context of ongoing climate change, also because healthy and undamaged forest stands are, among other things, stable carbon stores (forest soil contains about two-thirds of the total carbon stored in the forest).
Scientists from the Mendel University, the Forestry Research Institute (VÚLHM) and the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (ČZU) are therefore working together in the frame of the NAZV project „Changes in forest soils on clearcuts – impact of deforestation on carbon sequestration, nutrient balance and risk elements mobility” and they are paying attention to the research of forest soils in the Czech Republic with the aim to assess the effects of ongoing climate change.
This news refers to the information presented in the internet periodical “Brno Daily” from July 10, 2022, here.