On 22 September 2020, ALTERFOR organized a digital workshop together with the European State Forest Association EUSTAFOR. Together with representatives of forest owners´ associations, woodworking industries and environmental NGOs, ALTERFOR researchers discussed the consequences that alternative forest management models could have in different forested areas in Europe, also considering the expansion of these models to the European scale.
ALTERFOR organized a two days digital conference to present and discuss the findings from ALTEFOR and their implications for the environment, economy, society and national and EU policies on 10-11 September 2020.
The World Congress of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) took place in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil from September 29 to October 5, 2019. Approximately three thousand participants discussed various aspects related to forest research. ALTERFOR hosted a Side Event on October 1, 2019.
ALTERFOR uses advanced decision support systems (DSSs) to analyse the implications of alternative forest management models (FMM) in the sense of silvicultural concepts and strategies. The computations are based on the forest’s status quo in each of the ten case study areas (CSAs) in the project extending from a couple of thousand hectares to more than half a million hectares. Projections for a period of hundred years are made where the growth of forests and the provision of ecosystem services are projected following the prescriptions of alternative FMM under different climate and market scenarios. The complexity and uncertainty make it necessary to review the most critical assumptions that support the projections. This was discussed at the LandMan conference arranged by the Czech University of Life Sciences 17-19 September 2018.
ALTERFOR 3rd cross-project meeting took place on 12-14 June 2018 in Porto (Portugal). Several forest-related actors such as industrial and small forest owners, environmental NGOs and forest authorities, joined to meet the ALTERFOR consortium on the Travellab sessions in the case study area near to the city Porto.
An interdisciplinary workshop will be organised in March 2018 in Asa, Sweden. The implementation of alternative forest management models (FMMs) in different growth simulators and decision support systems will be presented and discussed. The event will also include field demonstration of the FMMs.