ALTERFOR Project Diary is a continuous multimedial documentation of actor-oriented research activities.
11/2018 ALTERFOR Policy Brief
This policy brief presents a selection of findings on the current challenges to European forests and desirable silvicultural alternatives for meeting those challenges.
10/2018 PROJECT RESULTS in WP1
This report provides details about the alternative forest management models (FMMs) that the project partners identified at stand level.
10/2018 ALTERFOR Newsletter Issue 5
CONTENTS: 1. Cross-Project Meeting in Porto 2. Second Round of Stakeholder Workshops 3. Report on Alternative Forest Management Models for ten CSA in Europe 4. LandMan Conference in Prague 5. Recent Publications
09/2018 LandMan Conference in Prague
International IUFRO Conference "Landscape Management - from Data to Decision" took place on 17-19 September in Prague, Czech Republic.
06/2018 CROSS-PROJECT MEETING AND TRAVELLAB IN PORTO, PORTUGAL
ALTERFOR 3rd cross-project meeting took place on June 12-14, 2018 in Porto (Portugal). Several forest-related actors such as industrial and small forest owners, environmental NGOs and forest authorities, have joined to meet the ALTERFOR consortium on the Travellab sessions in the case study area near to the city Porto.
05/2018 Project Results in WP3
"D3.2 – Synthesis report: discrepancies between ES needs and ES outputs under current FMMs"
This document consists of three main parts. The first part provides a cross-country overview of selected important DSS output variables and their projected development under current FMMs over 100 years. This part is intended to allow readers to get familiar with the basic information which was used by the LCCs and ES experts for producing their assessments. These assessments are presented in the second part to the full extent. In the third part, the authors come to a synthesis taking on the title of this paper, asking for potential discrepancies between ES needs and ES outputs under current FMMs.
The third ALTERFOR film “Modelling - Part II: Simulation” is available online.
This film shows how chances and risks of alternative silvicultural concepts are calculated and visualised using SILVA, a forest growth simulator. SILVA was developed at the Chair of Forest Yield Science of Technical University of Munich.
Video: doku|skopía GbR.
The second ALTERFOR film “Modelling – Part I: Research Plot” is available online
ALTERFOR researchers Dr. Peter Biber (Case Study Coordinator Germany), Werner Poschenrieder (Forest Ecosystem Modeller) and Fabian Schwaiger (Silvicultural Scenario Analyst), all working at the Technical University of Munich, demonstrate measurements on the research plot “Freising 813” (Bavaria, Germany) with spruce and beech (the main tree species in this area).
Video: doku|skopía GbR.
The first ALTERFOR film “Actor Analysis – Observations” is now available online.
Video: doku|skopía GbR.
ALTERFOR scientist Dr. Nataly Jürges (Georg-August University Göttingen) explains the main steps of the actor analysis in the project. In addition, two actors from the case study area “Lieberose/Schlaubetal” in Brandeburg, Germany - Arne Barkhausen (Landesbetrieb Forst Brandenburg) and Jenny Eisenschmidt (Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation) highlight practitioners´ current needs and potential benefits that they expect from the research results.
03/2018 ALTERFOR Newsletter Issue 4
CONTENTS: 1. ALTERFOR workshop in Italy 2. Project Meeting and Travellab in Porto 3. ALTERFOR workshop in Åsa 4. Synthesis report 5. First set of ALTERFOR-films
11/2017 ALTERFOR Newsletter Issue 3
CONTENTS: 1. Looking back at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2. Cross project meeting in Ireland 3. Interview with Ola Sallnäs, member ofthe Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) 4. Next steps: Scientific workshop cross cases
04/2017 ALTERFOR Newsletter Issue 2
CONTENTS: 1. Cross-Project Meetings and Travellab Sessions in Slovakia and Ireland 2. Analysis of Stakeholders´ Interests 3. ALTERFOR Glossary
04/2017 Project Results in WP5
“D5.14 Individualised communication materials supporting stakeholder involvement 1: Actors driving forest management"
The research project ALTERFOR explores the potential to optimise forest management models currently in use in different forested areas in European countries. For this reason, the interests of stakeholders in the Case Study Areas and their power resources have been studied. To gain new insight on forest stakeholders’ power resources and interests in forest ecosystem services, researchers conducted a stakeholder analysis by interviewing different stakeholders from public, private and civil society, and by reading relevant literature.
09/2016 ALTERFOR Newsletter Issue 1
CONTENTS: 1. Letter from the Coordinator 2. ALTERFOR in Nutshell 3. Project Events: Kick-off Meeting, Workshop and Training in Göttingen