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Management strategies to adapt Alpine Space Forests to climate change

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Project summary

“With the climate change, the ecological conditions for forests in the Alpine Space are fundamentally changing – with unknown effects on the forests’ essential protective, ecological, economical and social functions. Under different climate and land-use change scenarios only an adaptive management can provide the conservation of the natural heritage and the multiple functions. MANFRED bridges the gap between research and practical forest management and seeks to

  • collect knowledge with regard to climate change effects on 4 main topics: forest growth and land use changes, hazards & stressors, best practices to face extreme events protection forests;
  • identify hot spots with concrete need for action on the regional & local level;
  • develop management strategies able to adapt to changing environmental conditions;
  • contribute to the implementation of suggested adapted management strategies in cooperation with political decision makers in 4 transnational case study regions.” Source: Manfred project summary


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Results of a project can be differentiated in outputs, outcomes and impacts of an intervention. Source:OECD Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management.

Output CategoryLanguage(s)Target groupRemark
Climate Change Dossiers Analysis & Data EN Scientists, Civil servants / administration, Enterprises Presentation of potential climate futures for the Alps and their range, climate change impacts on forests, value of European forests, forecasting storm damages in forests, Mapping the potential future ranges of tree species in the Alps
MANFRED BrochurePublic relationENWider publicProject description
Climate and Land Use Scenarios and silvicultural strategies 2020-2050-2080Analysis & DataENDecision makers, Civil servants / administration, Planners, Scientists, Specific institutionsClimate and land use scenarios and maps of the potential future distributions of certain tree species in the Alps
Alternative, adapted seed sources and Map of trans-alpine provenance regionsAnalysis & Data EN Civil servants / administration, Planners, Scientists, Specific institutionsHandbook for the utilization of alternative seed provenances for future climate and transnational seed transfer
Pest Management PlatformGuidelines EN Civil servants / administration, Planners, Scientists, Specific institutionsDescriptions of pests
Census of forest extreme eventsTool,GIS Tool EN Civil servants / administration, Planners, Scientists, Specific institutionsA census has been carried out with the aim to identify, in the Alps, areas where forest extreme events occur: fire, biotic factors, abiotic factors. The webpage provides a web-GIS tool containing, at different levels of both geographic and thematic detail, the census results.
Extreme stress events in the Alpine forests: management experiences based on recent occurrencesAnalysis & Data EN Civil servants / administration, Practitioners, ScientistsReview of the management experiences of scientists and practitioners with so called extreme events that occurred in the recent past across the Alpine region.
Protection Forests Engineering EN short FR short EN Long Part 1 EN Long Part 2Best practice,Public relation EN, FR Civil servants / administration, Practitioners, ScientistsVideos on protection forests engineering
Adaptive Management: The 22nd Century Potential of Alpine Space ForestsReport EN Civil servants / administration, Practitioners, ScientistsReport on contemporary forest management.
Adaptive forest management strategiesGuidelines EN Civil servants / administration, Practitioners, ScientistsGuidelines for adaptive forest management.
MANFRED Training Coursestraining SI Civil servants / administration, Practitioners, ScientistsTraining in forest management, invitations and slides.
Outcomes and Impacts

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