The ASFORCLIC consortium can identify potential risks, predict their development, and prepare adaptation strategies for future application to oversee the global climate change effect on central European forestry, especially on Czech forestry. The Forest – Wood value chain response to climate change requires a holistic approach, which is not achievable by focusing on the individual disciplines. The sectorial and cross-sectorial approach is also more in line with the current developments in research and innovation at the European Research Area level in this particular field. Climate change might also give a chance to strengthen the ecological bio- and material diversity on the bio-based market by adopting forest protection and product development. The consortium attempts to pilot the hypothesis on the data sets from the Czech Republic, and the Forest Training Enterprise of the Mendel University serves as a demonstration site.
The project will be implemented by a consortium comprised of 8 partners:
- Mendelova univerzita v Brně (Mendel University in Brno, MENDELU)
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT)
- Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten (Bavarian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, LWF)
- Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut - Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald und Fischerei (Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute - Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, THUENEN)
- Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU)
- Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Technical University of Munich, TUM)
- Universitaet Fuer Bodenkultur Wien (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, BOKU)
- Univerza v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana, UL)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°952314.