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In the Thünen topic “Forest management and Forest adaptation”, we strive to create the best possible knowledge base for adapting forests to climate change and nature conservation requirements. In cooperation with other institutions, we design trial area networks and ensure a high-quality supply of seed and planting material.

For the design of forest policy, we analyze which ecosystem services are provided by forests and how these services can be evaluated. Based on this, we develop policy options to guide forest management to meet changing needs.

In order to quantitatively assess the impacts of different options (policy impact assessment), we develop complex mathematical models. We use these models to determine how different policy options affect Germany's forests and timber markets.

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