Special Unit of Climate Impact Research Coordination

The Climate Department concerns itself with the adaptation of forests to climate change, the soil as a carbon source or sink, the impact of pest insects and pathogens as a result of climate change, as well as the disturbance of ecosystems.

Functions and focal topics

  • Implementation of research projects
  • Coordination of climate relevant research projects from technical institutes
  • Participation in working groups



Peer reviews

  • Robert Jandl, Mirco Rodeghiero, Cristina Martinez, M. Francesca Cotruf, Francesca Bampa, Bas van Wesemael, Robert B. Harrison, Iraê Amaral Guerrini, Daniel deB Richter Jr., Lindsey Rustad, Klaus Lorenz, Abad Chabbi, Franco Miglietta: Current status, uncertainty and future needs in soil organic carbon monitoring, in: Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, 2013, PDF-Ansicht



Head of Unit
+43 (1) 878 38-1120 Schönbrunn, Room 15

Andreas Schindlbacher
Climate Manipulation Experiments
+43 (1) 878 38-3218 Schönbrunn, Room 218

The working group represents a cross section of the institutes. Staff changes according to project plans and the question focus.
  • Ferdinand Kristöfel (Department of Forest Growth and Silviculture)
  • Silvio Schüler (Department of Forest Genetics)
  • Karl Gartner (Department of Forest Ecologie and Soils)
  • Gernot Hoch (Department of Forest Protection)
  • Thomas Cech (Department of Forest Protection)
  • Thomas Gschwantner (Department of Forest Inventory)
  • Ulrike Stary (Department of Natural Hazards)
  • Reinhard Fromm (Department of Natural Hazards)


Special Unit of Climate Impact Research Coordination
Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Vienna
Head of Department Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert Jandl

Tel: +43 (1) 878 38-1120
Fax:+43 (1)878 38-1250

Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW)
Austria, 1131 Vienna, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8 | Tel.: +43 1 878 38-0

Autor: Jandl R.

Quelle/URL: https://bfw.ac.at/rz/bfwcms.web?dok=9701