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Forest disturbance in a changing world

Current disturbances reduce the risk of future disturbances

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In a recent paper published in PNAS we show that large recent fires in the Western US dampen and delay the risk for future bark beetle outbreaks. Disturbance-induced variability in stand structure was identified as a main mechanism of negative feedbacks between disturbances.

Written by rupert on Tuesday November 15, 2016



Trees and light - fieldwork in Bavaria

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In cooperation with Bavarian Forest National Park, a RESIN-study took place on five experimental study sites in and around Germanys oldest National Park. For this study, the diameters, vital states and exact locations of around 8.500 trees were measured, accompanied by over 1.900 canopy photographies enabling a detailed estimation of solar radiation.

Written by andreas on Tuesday October 11, 2016



Analysis of tree cores has started!

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The analysis of the tree cores collected earlier this summer in the Stubai Valley, Tirol has started!

Written by katharina on Thursday September 15, 2016


The disturbances of the past shape the forests of today

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Paper "The historical disturbance regime of mountain Norway spruce forests in the Western Carpathians and its influence on current forest structure and composition" published in Forest Ecology and Management.

Written by rupert on Wednesday September 14, 2016


First RESIN-related paper published

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A walk on the wild side: Disturbance dynamics and the conservation and management of European mountain forest ecosystems

Written by rupert on Thursday September 1, 2016


Fieldwork in Tyrol

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In July 2016, a field campaign for RESIN took place in the mountain forests of the Stubai valley in Tyrol, Austria. During the two-week field work 400 tree cores on 20 different sites were collected for later analysis. 

Written by katharina on Thursday August 25, 2016


Talk at the iEMs 2016

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The RESIN project and, more specifically, the simulation model that will be heavily applied in the project were presented at the International Congress for Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMs).

Written by werner on Monday July 25, 2016


RESIN Kickoff

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The RESIN kick-off meeting took place in Vienna on April 5-6, 2016.

Written by rupert on Monday April 11, 2016