Impact assessment of air pollution deposition and climate variability on forest ecosystem services and designing of adaptation measures to minimise these risk factors (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2017–2020)
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:
Responsible researcher in CUEC
- ATEM - Studio of ecological models, Ltd.
- IFER - Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Ltd.
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
- Petr Pavelčík