Forest location in South Africa.
Photo by Diana Perkins
Carbon smart forestry under climate change
In a changing climate, we see the challenge that forestry needs to contribute to a low-carbon emitting society. Whilst forests sequester carbon, they simultaneously release carbon during forest operations. Our ambition is to arrive at an integrated picture of carbon sink and source and to adapt forest management for different climate and forest management regimes. In our project, we will develop carbon smart forest management systems for adaption and mitigation in the view of climate change.
Objectives of CARE4C:
- Analyse, quantify and model the carbon sink resulting from forest growth
- Analyse, quantify and model the carbon source by forest operations and risks caused by biotic and abiotic factors
- Combine the sink and source aspects to an integrated picture and balance of the whole
- Publish and teach our results and new concept of a carbon smart forestry to enhance knowledge and skills at individual and organizational level
- Disseminate achievements and communicate the project to forest science, forest practice, general public and policy makers at local, regional, national and EU level to foster a lower-carbon emitting society
The objectives of CARE4C are realized by secondments (research stays) of experienced researchers, early stage researchers and technical staff between the academic and the non-academic partners. Moreover, to train young researchers on the topics of CARE4C, within the project four training-activities on forest management, forest techniques, etc. are taking place.
Consortium of CARE4C at the kick-off meeting in Germany at TUM (March 2018).
Photo by Leonhard Steinacker
- 2018-01-01 - 2021-12-31
- Bern University of Applied Science (BFH) - School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Science (HAFL)
- Libera Università di Bolzano (UNIBZ) - Faculty of Science and Technology (FAST)
- National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology, Spain (INIA)
- Stellenbosch University (SU) - Department for Forest and Wood Science
- Technical University of Munich (TUM)
- Università degli Studi di Padova (UP) - Department of Land and Agriculture and Forest System (TESAF)
- Universidad de Valladolid (UVA)
- Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) - Department of Silviculture (DS)
- Agresta (AG)
- Bialowieza National Park (BPN)
- föra - fora forest technologies SLL (FORA)
- Forest Enterprise Traunstein (FETS)
- Forstbetrieb Burgergemeinde Bern (FBB)
- Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz, NRW - Forest education center for forest work and forest technology (FBZ)
- Merensky Timber (HM)
- Province Bolzano, Forest management (PB)
- SCIMOND Wissenschaftliche Dienstleistungen
- State Forests Poland (LASY)
Graphic: Uli Kern