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RESIN at the FWF Roadshow

The project was presented at the FWF Roadshow at the Vienna University of Economics and Business on December 12, 2017.

Written by rupert on Thursday December 21, 2017




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About the project

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

  • improve our understanding of the past, present, and future of the natural disturbance regimes of Central Europe’s forests,
  • assess the effects of disturbance changes on biological diversity and the ecosystem services forests provide for society, and
  • develop robust management approaches to sustain ecosystems and their services also under changing climate and disturbance regimes

RESIN was started in 2016 and is a 6-year project, bringing together an international team of scientists under the lead of Rupert Seidl from BOKU Vienna.

 RESIN is supported by a START grant of the Austrian Science Fund.