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Provenance Research – the Backbone of Tree Improvement

Trees show genetic adaptations to their habitats. The aim of forest genetic research is to improve forests in regard to future challenges such as climate change or increasing wood demand.

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Provenance Research – the Backbone of Tree Improvement

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Tropical Forests - Use as Protection

Timber extraction, palm oil production and other forms of use often lead to the degradation and clearing of natural forest ecosystems. How can use nevertheless contribute to the conservation of tropical forests? Why is protecting through using so important?

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Forests in climate change

Which tree species and provenances are particularly suitable for adapting forests to climate change? In view of the drought damage of recent years, this question is of high practical relevance.

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The forest as a multi-talent: Valuing different ecosystem services

Forests provide a variety of ecosystem services - they produce raw wood, protect nature and the environment, sequester carbon, and serve recreation. With an environmental economic valuation model, we can map the demand for all these services in their regional distribution.

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Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy is considered to have a significant potential in the transformation towards a more sustainable circular economy. A monitoring system is needed to assess the opportunities and risks.

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