Global Warming: Invasion of New Pests   Nature conservation in forests

Global Warming: Invasion of New Pests

Global warming favours the migration of forest pests from warmer regions into Austria, naturally or through importation. Worldwide trading facilitates the introduction of forest and wood pests from package wood.

 

Nature conservation in forests

The topic of nature conservation in Bavarian forestry has experienced unusually intense debates, campaigns and assailments.

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Laser scanning trees

Inventory – everybody knows that out of firms, but a stock is also taken in forest. To make that easier, you can use laser scanning. It is possible to make it airborne, but also terrestrial – with TLS.

Bark beetles, beware: The three-toed woodpecker!

Three-toed woodpeckers predominantly prey on bark beetles and play a key role in controlling beetle populations in forests dominated by conifers. Their impact is greatest where they occur year-round and thus also breed there. For this, the average deadwood volume needs to be at least 33 m3 per hectare.

Tree growth on the fast track

Continuous monitoring of growth on experimental forest plots since 1870 – this is a global rarity. Just as fascinating is what this observation has revealed: our trees have been growing faster over the last five decades than they did before.

Calculation of harvesting operations: The productivity model HeProMo

The productivity model HeProMo allows to estimate productivity and costs of different harvesting operations.

MOTI: a pocket-sized tool for forest inventories

An application developed by Swiss researchers at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) makes it possible to collect forest inventory data, such as the basal area or tree height, with your smartphone.

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