The project objectives were as follows:
The project is a service contract with the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia targeting the expansion of the Integrate Tablet software I+ for use in silvicultural training.
The project includes five tasks:
The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 aims to establish green infrastructures and to restore at least 15% of degraded ecosystems until 2020. Forests play a key role to reach these aims. While European policy strongly supports the afforestation of former farmlands, it has to date largely neglected opportunities for passive landscape restoration. Spontaneous forest establishment is occurring in many parts of Europe following the widespread abandonment of agricultural land use.
Tip Tree - Scenarios for forest biodiversity dynamics under global change in Europe: identifying micro-evolutionary scale tipping points
The project aims to identify tipping points in the demographic and micro-evolutionary dynamics of tree populations. It will assess how human actions interfere in the adjustment between the rate of evolution and the velocity of global change.