Závěrečná konference COST Action „EuMIXFOR“ se koná v říjnu v Praze.

Structure, dynamics and functioning of admixtures of tree species is a research topic of increasing relevance across Europe. The reason is that it is frequently suggested that mixed forests present (i) more resistance and resilience to human or non human disturbances, (ii) higher biodiversity levels (iii) higher carbon storage capacity and thus higher potential for mitigation strategies, (iv) better adaptation strategies to global change, and (v) higher productivity and support for ecosystem services. The European Network on mixed Forests, EuMIXFOR, has contributed to the understanding, managing and future of mixed Forests. During the final conference relevant results and future perspectives of the role of mixed forests in the provision of ecosystem services was addressed.