Priority Areas of Work
|Establishing and maintaining permanent
experimental plots for the determination of the long-term productivity
of forest trees, tree species, forest stands or forest enterprises and
study of the factors influencing growth, increment, quality and value
of trees and stands, respectively.
|Growth and increment are the economic
basis of forest enterprises. Analyses of necessary costs and possible
returns of various types of silvicultural treatments provide therefore
important information in the decision-making process.
|Forest Damage Monitoring in compliance
with international commitments like the Convention on Long-range
Transboundary Air Pollution of the UN/ECE as pan-European monitoring,
or the Regulations of the European Union for the Protection of Forests
and the coordination of all relevant national activities.
|Expert opinions in the fields of forest
growth research as well as tree ring analyses to quantify growth
reactions to environmental impacts or other disturbances.
|Further development and monitoring of the Natural Forest Reserves Programme.|
Main Tasks and Activities
- Monitoring of forest growth and sustainability criteria
- Development and evaluation of various concepts of forest management
- Testing of new harvesting and logging methods
- Forest damage monitoring
ContactHead of Department: Dr. Silvio Schüler
Tel. +43-1-87838-2228, email: email@example.com
Secretary Wolfgang Peraus
Tel. +43-1-87838-1329, Fax. +43-1-87838-1250
Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Vienna, Austria