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National Forest Inventory

Preparation, conduction and evaluation of the German National Forest Inventory as well as processing of the results.

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National Forest Inventory

Climate change and forest adaptation

Ongoing climate change is on a of the big challenges for the maintainance of productive forests. Climatic exterme events like drought, heat waves, storms and the acompanying occurrence of pathogens require a monitoring of forest development and an adaptation of forest and forest management.

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Climate change and forest adaptation

Soil Carbon in Forest Soils

Organic carbon stocks and their changes in forest soils

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Soil Carbon in Forest Soils

Greenhousegas Monitoring

Forests can mitigate climate change by the long-term carbon sequestration in forest stands and soils. However, a loss of carbon in forest biomass and soils have adverse effects.

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Greenhousegas Monitoring

Level II

The Intensive Forest Monitoring (Level II) is performed within selected forest sites (case studies). Data on relevant parameters are collected periodically or even continuously in order to describe status and development of forest ecosystems.

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Level II

German Wildlife Information System

The German Wildlife Information System (WILD) is a monitoring program assessing populations of game species troughout Germany.

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German Wildlife Information System

Studies on the life of various wild species using satellite telemetry

In the last decades in many regions of Germany the hunting pressure on the deer continuously was increased for the forest conversion.

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Studies on the life of various wild species using satellite telemetry

Programme Co-ordinating Centre (PCC) of ICP Forests

In the 1980s a deterioration of crown condition of forest trees was observed.

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Programme Co-ordinating Centre (PCC) of ICP Forests

Forest Monitoring

Forest are exposed to multiple environmental effects. Air pollutants, climate change and pathogens may impact vitality and productivity of our forests.

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Carbon Inventory 2017

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Carbon Inventory 2017

National Forest Condition Survey

How is the forest doing in Germany? The Forest Condition Survey (WZE; Level I monitoring) investigates this question. The nationwide survey takes annually place on an area-representative sample grid.

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National Forest Condition Survey

UAVs Forest Monitoring

Study on the use of UAVs in forest monitoring

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UAVs Forest Monitoring

Methotd of Wild Boar catching

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Methotd of Wild Boar catching

ValoFor/ForestValue

Small Forests - Big Players: Valorising small scale forestry for a bio-based economy

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ValoFor/ForestValue

ErWiN

Expansion of ecological, silvicultural and technical knowledge of forest fires

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ErWiN

Copernicus Netzwerkbüro Wald

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Copernicus Netzwerkbüro Wald

STEM

Crossing scales and disciplines to identify global trends in tree mortality as indicator of forest health

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STEM

STEM

Crossing scales and disciplines to identify global trends in tree mortality as indicator of forest health

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STEM

Remote sensing based National Forest Damage Monitoring System

Drought, storms, forest fires and insect pests have caused increasing damage to forests in Germany in recent years. For crisis management, reliable information on the extent, distribution and development of damage is required.

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Remote sensing based National Forest Damage Monitoring System

National Scale Tree Species Mapping for Germany

The project aims at generating wall-to-wall tree species distribution maps for the area of Germany by using National Forest Inventory data within remote sensing analysis.

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National Scale Tree Species Mapping for Germany

National Scale Tree Species Mapping for Germany

The project aims at generating wall-to-wall tree species distribution maps for the area of Germany by using National Forest Inventory data within remote sensing analysis.

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National Scale Tree Species Mapping for Germany

National Forest Soil Inventory

The BZE characterises the condition of forest soils, identifies changes in forest condition since the first inventory and answers any new research questions, e.g., about carbon inventory.

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National  Forest Soil Inventory

WinMol

Monitoring and forecasting possibilities of storm damage in forests

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WinMol

First 2.0 (Kopie 1)

Product development for continuous, cross-scale product Vitality and forest damage analysis by means of multisensory Remote sensing data and artificial intelligence

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First 2.0 (Kopie 1)

The future of global climate protection regime in the forest wood sector

Die Vertragsstaaten der Klimarahmenkonvention verhandeln aktuell ein neues internationales Abkommen, mit dem sich sowohl Industrie- wie auch Entwicklungsländer verpflichten, ab 2020 auch Treibhausgasemissionen aus Landnutzungsänderungen zu reduzieren. Unser Forschungsvorhaben, das vom Umweltbundesamt gefördert wird, dient der Beratung deutscher Delegierter bei den Verhandlungen.

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The future of global climate protection regime in the forest wood sector

Investigation of belowground biomass

Investigation of belowground biomass of forest trees to improve the greenhouse gas reporting in Germany.

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Investigation of belowground biomass

Further development of emission factors

Further development of emission factors for living biomass in forests to improve greenhouse gas reporting

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WEHAM (business as usual scenario)

Informations on the future development of forests and the potential outcome of different management activities are a valuable asset in the valuation of alternative management and policy options.

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WEHAM (business as usual scenario)

CD REDD II

The preservation of rainforest is an important contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases. The establishment and implementation of a greenhous gas inventory is challenging for developing countries. The Thünen-Institute of Forest Ecosystems conducted courses and training activities in selected African countries.

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CD REDD II

Inventory Study 2008

Forests may serve as important sinks for carbon. Germany obliged itself in international conventions to report annually about changes in the carbon storage of forests, caused by, for example natural processes like tree growth or forest management. The purpose of the Inventory Study 2008 was to determine the current carbon stock of the forests in germany.

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Inventory Study 2008

Root biomass of Scots pine

The forests in Germany store huge amounts of carbon. Thus they are influencing climate change, but they are also affected by it. Up to one third of the carbon can be found in the roots systems of trees. However, quantitative studies on below-ground biomass of larger Scots pines are yet not done in Germany.

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GHG Inventories for forests under the Kyoto Protocol 2008-2012

In the period 2008-2012, the first commitment period under the Kyoto-Protocol, Germany accounts for Afforrestation, Deforestation and Forest Management. The Greenhouse Gas Inventory delivers the statistical basis for this accounting.

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WEHAM-Subproject 2: Development of WEHAM scenarios

Assessment of the sustainability of different forest management and timber use scenarios, with emphasis on climate protection and biodiversity conservation.

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WEHAM-Subproject 2: Development of WEHAM scenarios

eForest

eForest is a platform for projects between the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the „European National Forest Inventory Network“ Consortium (ENFIN). eForest aims in supporting and enhancing the basic knowledge of the European Forest Data Centre (EFDAC)

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LULUCF - Forestry under a global climate convention

Environmental implications of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) under a future climate convention

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LULUCF -  Forestry under a global climate convention

Survival-Forest-Climate Change

Alterations in the lifetime of forest stands: Economic consequences of climate change for forestry enterprises

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DIABOLO

The increasing competition for forest resources will necessitate new forest-related policies across different sectors. These policies demand relevant, harmonised, comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information. As a response to this challenge, the DIABOLO project brings together 33 partners from scientific institutions in 25 European countries, including experts in the fields of policy analysis, forest inventory and forest modelling, who have live linkages to European and national policy institutions and stakeholder networks.

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Forest Inventory Brandenburg

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DENDROKLIMA

The aim of the project DENDROKLIMA is to analyze the adaptability of the tree species scots pine and sessile oak to changing environmental conditions, and thus to analyze the effects of climate change on tree growth.

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DENDROKLIMA

Advanced estimation of carbon storage in deadwood

Carbon is stored in deadwood - but how much? How long? And where exactly - above ground or below ground? Answers and specific data on the above ground and below ground carbon storage in deadwood will be provided by the running research project.

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Advanced estimation of carbon storage in deadwood

STEM

Crossing scales and disciplines to identify global trends in tree mortality as indicator of forest health

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STEM

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