Forestry and Agriculture

Activities carried out under the Thematic Centre on Forestry and Agriculture include the review of existing studies in order to reveal knowledge gaps. These gaps will then be targeted through pilot studies, including modelling and scenario development. In addition, relevant policies will be reviewed in order to identify the constraints they place on climate change adaptation.

Two pilot studies will be carried out under the thematic centre:

Pilot Study 1: Adapted forest management at LTER Zöbelboden

This study will focus on climate change adaptation in forests in the Austrian Alps where there is a growing level of uncertainty in relation to climate change impacts, and where the risks of incorrect silvicultural management are increasing. 

Pilot Study 2: Climate change adaptation measures in Romanian agriculture

This study will focus on the agricultural areas of Covasna and Caracal. Climate projections suggest that agricultural areas in Romania may be negatively affected by a number of changes predicted by regional climate models. Adaptation to the impacts of climate change through better crop system management will be facilitated by existing knowledge of response options to severe climate events.

For further information, please visit the website of the Thematic Centre on Forestry and Agriculture.