The project was presented at the FWF Roadshow at the Vienna University of Economics and Business on December 12, 2017.
Climate change simultaneously alters tree species composition and disturbance regimes. How these changes affect the climate regulation function of forests was quantified by a recent study published in Ecological Monographs.
A global meta-analysis assessed how salvage logging after disturbance influences 24 species groups of eight different taxonomic groups. The results were published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
Landsat time series allow a fine-grained analysis of recent forest disturbance dynamics, highlighting differences between unmanaged and managed forest ecosystems.
Natural disturbances such as windthrows, insect outbreaks, and wildfires have intensified in many forest ecosystems around the globe recently. The project “Forest disturbance in a changing world” (RESIN) addresses the causes, consequences, and responses of changing forest disturbance regimes.
Specifically, RESIN aims to
RESIN is supported by a START grant of the Austrian Science Fund.