Institute of Forest Ecosystems
Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
Phone: +49 3334 3820 300
Fax: +49 3334 3820 354
Adaptation due to target-oriented development of mixed forests (INKA BB, WP 15)
Climate change affects forests. Mixed forests provide enhanced forest adaptive capacity when tree species with different site requirements are mixed. Risks evolving from climate change are allocated among the different tree species.
The studies are aimed at evaluating the adaptive capacity of mixtures of the native tree species Scots pine, oak and European beech to drought in the region Berlin-Brandenburg.
In two exemplary region in Brandenburg (Barnim-Uckermark, Spreewald-Lausitz) we performed growth analyses in mixed forests with Scots pine, oak and European beech. The results were compared with data of the nutrion status and soil water availiability.
The results of the project are published in a final publication: "Are our forests fit for climate change? - The silvicultural adaption to climate withi a regional focus". Eds.: H.-J. Eichhorn, M. Guericke, D.-R. Eisenhauer.Publishing house: oekom, Munich, circa 300pp. Expected date of publication: April 2015.
4.2010 - 5.2014
Project status: finished