Environment Centre
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Financial support:

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, The EPSILON programme for the support of applied research and experimental development, Project number: TH02030686

Duration of the project:

2017–2020

Responsible researcher in CUEC

Jan Melichar

Contact person:

Jan Melichar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cooperating institutions:

  • ATEM - Studio of ecological models, Ltd.
  • IFER - Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Ltd.

Project description

The aim of the project is to develop (i) a software model, which enables, according to a compiled computation procedure, to quantify and economically assess the degradation of forests and corresponding changes in ecosystem services due to the effects of human-related airborne emissions and stress associated with climate change, and (ii) a methodology, documenting a reproducible procedure for the evaluation of alternative adaptation measures in forest management that reduce the risks from exposure to atmospheric pollution and extreme climate events to health status of spruce stands, in terms of the impact of the adaptation measures on particular ecosystem services related to forest stands.

Main project results:

1. Software for an economic assessment of the degradation of forests due to the effects of human-related airborne emissions and stress associated with climate change

2. Methodology for an evaluation of alternative adaptation measures in forest management reducing the risks from exposure to atmospheric pollution and extreme climate events to health status of spruce stands

Research team in CUEC:

  • Jan Melichar
  • Kateřina Kaprová
  • Miroslav Havránek
  • Vojtěch Máca

 

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