Project properties

Title European forest resources: tree regeneration across Europe in relation to management and forest types
Group Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Project type thesis
Credits 30
Supervisor(s) FEM group: Prof Gert-Jan Nabuurs
Other organisation: Alterra; Mart-Jan Schelhaas/ Geerten Hengeveld
Examiner(s) Prof. dr. G.M.J. Mohren
Contact info Gert-Jan.nabuurs@wur.nl
Begin date 2017/05/01
End date
Description European forests are important for wood production, environmental services, carbon sequestration etc. They fulfil many functions for the European society. Their dynamics are steered by both climate and forest management. Especially management is intense and diverse across Europe.
We are developing a new high resolution european forest resource model, based on extensive sets of national forest inventory data. The approach for the regeneration is not clear yet and needs to be conceptually developed. It also needs analysis of regeneration as a function of climate, soil and management.

[Climate change effects] [Population and forest dynamics] [Sustainable forest management] [Modelling] [Europe][Temperate]
Used skills Data gathering, analysis,
Some modelling/ model use
Requirements FEM-30306 Advanced Forest Ecology and Forest Management; REG-31806 Ecological Methods I;
optional INF-31806 Models for Ecological Systems