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New study identifies the Norway spruce defence mechanism
against a rust fungus that threatens the Alps

A study by the department of forest genetics identifies the defence mechanism of Norway spruce against needle bladder rust, a major ecological, economic and social threat to Alpine forests.  >>>
INTERREG project TEACHER-CE joins efforts to increase the adaptation of water management to climate change

Extreme weather events such as floods, heavy rain and droughts are increasingly causing problems in our forests and water supply. This applies not only to Austria, but to all of Europe.
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ALPTREES | Sustainable use and management
of non native trees in the alpine region

The use of non-native tree species polarizes the opinions of experts and citizens. Adaption to climate change versus invasiveness are factors to be considered in the future management.
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Climate change adaptation: Opportunities and risks of non-native tree species

How individual non-native tree species will perform in the Austrian forests in the future will be investigated using, among other things, climate envelope models and in-situ surveys on selected  >>>
SUSTREE: Science based solutions and decision-support tools for adapting forests to climate change

Within the aegis of the project a documentary movie titled “Borderless Forests” was premiered at Svetozor cinema in Prague on 28th March. The smartphone app "SusSelect" is available on  >>>
Save the Date: Forests in Women’s Hands: April 12th – 14th, 2021

Why and for whom is gender equality important? Next year many experts will be focused on this central question, at the WALDCAMPUS Österreich.  >>>
Website "Forestry meets School" (

The website will be in future guarantee for offer of technically right and up to date teaching materials for theme forest. >>>
REFOCuS – Resilient Riparian Forests in the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve

Within the REFOCuS project a holistic strategy for both managed and protected forests will be developed, comprising appropriate silvicultural methods and conservation strategies.  >>>
European National Forest Inventories harmonise their data

The European National Forest Inventories have now succeeded to harmonise the computation of growing stocks within the scope of the Horizon 2020 project “DIABOLO”.  >>>

Innovative VET for Key Competences in the Emerging Field of Forest Bioeconomy >>>
CHEERS - Cultural HEritagE. Risks and Securing activities

CHEERS is a European project concerning the protection of cultural heritage exposed to environmental risks (natural disasters, climate change, etc.).  >>>
„Avalanche training courses are the new highrisk sports“

The ISSW 2018 is over. The greatest event on snow and avalanche research took place from 07 until 12 October 2018 in Innsbruck. A short review on the interesting themes during the conference.  >>>
Conference "Preparing Europe for invasion
by the beetles emerald ash borer and bronze birch borer"

1st announcement for the Conference "Preparing Europe for invasion by the beetles emerald ash borer and bronze birch borer", two major tree-killing pests, to be held in Vienna, Austria, on 1-4  >>>
FTP Conference Vision 2040: The future role of the forest bioeconomy in Europe

International speakers will discuss the future of Bioeconomy, Sustainable Development Goals, Research and Innovation needs of the Forest-based Sector in Europe (20th November 2018)  >>>
SINSOIL - Measuring Greenhouse Gases in Singapur

With the SINSOIL the first baseline data on soil GHG emissions from a natural forest land and an urban parkland under commonly used management practices over a one year period will be collected.  >>>
Promoting climate change adaptaion in forests ecosystems with suitable forest seed and seedlings

Guiding the selection and utilization of appropriate forest planting material under climate change requires a transnational approach. The SUSTREE project investigates the "natural" borders of trees. >>>

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