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Forests for Future – Optimising forest carbon sinks through adapted forest management in Slovenia

Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  28501  PhD Matija Klopčič  Biotechnical sciences  Head  2020 - 2023  176 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,769 
Abstract
Forests in Slovenia have a huge potential for sinking excess carbon, but this potential could be even more exploited. With the right approach, forestry would make an even greater contribution to climate change mitigation. The basic goal of the project is to find adapted ways of managing Slovenian forests to maintain or even increase carbon sinks in them while actively managing forests at a similar level as at present. The project will use the Slovenian model of forest development to simulate the development of different types of forests, taking into account different forest management scenarios. The results of the simulations will be judged with an optimizer.The optimal method should enable the maximum possible absorption of carbon dioxide while actively managing forests without endangering the production, economic and other roles of the forest.The results of the project will propose adapted management methods and recommendations for the formulation of forest policies, as well as guidelines for forest management planning at the national level. Forest management adjustments will be discussed in workshops and passed on to forest planners and operational foresters. At the same time, the results of the project at dissemination events will be passed on to larger (and smaller) forest owners.
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