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 >>>
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. >>>
The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE-project brings together experts from eight countries to find adaptive genetic material for our forests fit for climate change. >>>
Silvio Schüler new head of Department
Dr Silvio Schüler got appointed as head of the Austrian Research Centre for Forests’ (BFW) Department for Forest Growth and Silviculture.
Two decades of natural forest reserves
20 years of natural forest reserves, 195 natural forest reserves over a total area of 8403 ha – almost the size of a national park. Research in natural forest reserves is long-term research.
Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) fit for climate change?
A new established pine thinning experiment in the area of mount Anninger/Wienerwald.
ReSynat - Best practice for close-to-nature forest management
Creating requirements necessary for establishing reference stands for uneven aged stands, coming from natural regeneration with different tree species.