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PLANFORBIO - Planning and Management Tools for Biodiversity in a Range of Irish Forests

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitlePLANFORBIO - Planning and Management Tools for Biodiversity in a Range of Irish Forests
CreatorCOFORD; University College Cork
DescriptionThis PLANFORBIO programme is a COFORD funded initiative that will run from 2007 until 2012. It aims to increase understanding of biodiversity in a variety of forest types in Ireland, and inform managment decisions to optimise the preservation of species diversity. The primary aim of this research programme is to address forest diversity and management, focusing on forest types that are currently being encouraged through State policies and financial incentives. These are the Irish forests of the future, yet very little is currently known about them. Having assessed these woodlands for diversity, a number of long term monitoring sites will be established and a monitoring programme compiled. The overall research programme comprises four discrete, interlinked projects, each with their own specific objectives outlined below. PLANFORBIO also supports national strategic objectives of increasing the number of PhDs being trained in Ireland and will ultimately build research capacity that underpins a very important sustainable national industry.
Keywordsforest; biodiversity; biological diversity; sustainable forest management; forest monitoring
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 Published: June 10 2008