CCCA – A Network of Climate Scientists
BFW calculates the additional costs of climate change for the forestry sector and its' impact on the productivity.
Forestry is challenged in regard to climate change: due to the long production periods, changes in climatic conditions must already be taken into account during stand establishment and treatment.
Climate protection: Targeted utilization of wood products and reduction of green house gas emissions
The cascading utilisation of wood and wood products has a relevant impact on the green house gas balance. Projects of BFW, BOKU and the Umweltbundesamt investigated the impacts by analyzing different
Softwood for the future
We aim to assess the tree response to past drought events by ring width and x-ray densitometric measurements. In particular, we cope with Norway spruce, European larch, Silver fir, and Douglas fir. >>>
Yes, we change!
Within the framework of the Interreg Alpine Space Project MANFRED over 20 institutions have addressed the issue of how mountain forests can be adapted to the risks of climate change. >>>
Biochar production is based on the pyrolysis of biomass (for example from agricultural waste material or forest wood chippings). >>>
Achenkirch Manipulation Site
The BFW operates a climate manipulation facility close to the village of Achenkirch/Tyrol in the northern limestone Alps. Currently the BFW cooperates with the University of Vienna and of Bayreuth. >>>