Description of workActivities will include staff exchange, joint research and networking, and will be organised in the three following tasks:
review and exchange of forest growth models existing in Europe and Australasia, either process based and hybrids. Models will be tested and calibrated in different regions and for different species, namely fast-growing species of common interest.
improvement of forest models for sustainability and risks assessment. An area of interest will be the use of forest models to assess the impacts of pests and diseases as well as of intensification of forest management.
operationalization of the use of models and development of simulation tools to support decision making in forest management and planning under climate change scenarios.
Researchers involvedPartner 1 (INRA):
C Méredieu, C Orazio, R Dewar, D Loustau
J Morison, E Casella
M Tome, J Tome, JS Pereira, J Borges, , P Soares, J Palma, L Fontes, E. Briceño
M Battaglia, A Almeida, D Drew
T Paul, P Beets, B Hock, P Silcock
D2.1 , 2.2, 2.3: joint publications on (1) hybrid forest models, (2) improved forest models for risk assessment, (3) decision support tools for managing forest under climate change scenarios (yrs 2, 3, 4)
D2.4: joint seminar to COST FP 603 Scientific Conference on Forest Models (yr 3)