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COST Action FP1403. Non-native Tree Species for European Forests

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TitleCOST Action FP1403. Non-native Tree Species for European Forests
CreatorInstitute of Silviculture, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
DescriptionThe key objectives of NNEXT are to: (1) Collect, process and harmonise existing information on non-native tree species distribution in Europe. This step includes an analysis of the historic reason in promoting species, maps, and existing data. Based on this initial step we may select certain key tree species for an in-depth analysis across Europe. (2) Assess introduction and distribution pathways (including geographic origin) of non-native species. Defining the role of natural regeneration in the integration and persistence of non-native species in native forest ecosystems. (3) Collect and analyse silvicultural management practices in Europe. This will include the assessment of the growth performance, the multifunctional role of given non-native tree species as well as a review of existing management models for non-native tree species. The management of these species for biomass production and for high quality wood materials as well as the profitability and performance of non-native tree sales at the wood markets will be addressed, as well as the possibilities for co-management of mixtures of native and non-native species. (4) Assess the ecological risks for native tree species. In particular we are interested in related changes on biodiversity and nature conservation issues associated with changes in the competitive situation of native tree species.
Keywordsexotic species; forest management; species selection; non-native species
TypeNetworks, EC-EU resources, Research institutions and departments
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 Published: November 17 2015