WG2 will aim at identifying experimental forest sites with available data to be used to quantify the “smartness” of mountain forests. Taking advantage of the current research infrastructures CLIMO will build the European Smart Forest Network (ESFONET). Once the sites have been selected, data will be used to classify the forests within different classes of “smartness”.
- collection of information about experimental sites (i.e., inventory) with set of forest and environmental measurements strategically distributed across major geographic, climatic and vegetation gradients in Europe, where existing long-term data can characterise smart forests in Europe;
- selection of the research sites which will be part of the ESFONET;
- classification of ESFONET sites according to different classes of “smartness”.
Leader: Miren del Rio – INIA Ctra de la Coruna km 7,5 – 28040 Madrid- Spain
Deputy: Hans Pretzsch– Technische Universitat Munchen Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan Lehrstuhl fur Waldwachstumskunde – 85354 Freising – Germany