The third cross-project meeting took place in Porto, at the Catholic University of Portugal on 12-14 June 2018. It focused on alternative ways to manage forests at stand level, and the simulations of current approaches to management on the landscape level, under different market and climate scenarios. In addition, the project partners presented the “lessons learnt” from the first round of stakeholder workshops conducted in several European countries.
The Portuguese project team (University of Lisbon, School of Agriculture and the Forest Owners Association AFVS) organized TRAVELLAB sessions shedding light on the local conditions in the Portuguese Case Study Area “Vale do Sousa” and exploring the needs for alternative forest management models. The project partners visited different forest stands in the case study area, e.g. short rotation coppice eucalyptus and maritime pine forests, including plots heavily damaged by forest fires under 2017. The current forest management challenges and possible solutions were discussed in forests as well as at the subsequent stakeholder roundtable that included representatives of state forest administration, private forest owners, municipal foresters, environmental NGO, and researchers. The biggest challenges are posed by high risks of fire and the fragmented ownership, where many holdings are unmanaged due to passive or unknown ownership.
For detailed information about the case study area and the field visit please download the Porto Travellab documentation.
- Introduction Cross-Project Meeting, by Ljusk Ola Eriksson, ALTERFOR Project Coordinator (SLU)
- Introduction Vale do Sousa CSA, by Brigite Botequim, Patrícia Pécurto, Susete Marques, Carlos Caldas, Marlene Marques, Marco Marto, José G. Borges (ISA)
- WP1 Alternative Forest Management Models - current stand, by Kristina Wallertz, Eric Agestam and Urban Nilsson (SLU)
- D3.2 Synthesis Report: Discrepancies between ecosystem service needs and outputs under current forest management models, by Maarten Nieuwenhuis, UCD and Peter Biber (TUM)
- D3.2 Biodiversity - what we’ve learned, by Matts Lindbladh and Adam Felton (SLU)
- Water related ecosystem services, by Davide Zoccatelli and Marco Borga (UNIPD)
- Carbon ES report, by Kevin Black (UCD)
- Regulatory services assessment, by José G. Borges (CEF/USA/UL)
- RAFL Recreational and aesthetic value of forested landscapes, by Marjanke Hoogstra-Klein (WUR)
- Stakeholder Workshops in Italy, by Mauro Masiero, Giulia Corradini, Davide Pettenella and Alex Pra, (UNIPD/ETIFOR)
- Stakeholder Workshop in Ireland, by Anders Lundholm (UCD)
- Stakeholder Workshop inside the two German CSAs Bavaria and Brandenburg, by Nataly Juerges, Max Krott (UGOE); Peter Biber, Werner Poschenrieder, Fabian Schwaiger (TUM) and Marcus Kühling (GFA)
- Stakeholder Workshop in Slovakia, by Róbert Smreček, Yvonne Brodrechtová, Ján Tuček, Róbert Sedmák, Ján Bahýľ, Michal Bošeľa (TUZVO)
- Stakeholder Workshop in Turkey, by Said Dağdaş, Mustafa Elmas (OGM); Uzay Karahalil (KTU)
- WP5 Communication and Dissemination, by Annamaria Riemer (Fraunhofer)