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Survey on Battery-Powered Chainsaw Usage in Forestry

Participate in our survey to support the Oneforest project's research on the use of battery-powered chainsaws in forestry. Your insights will help us gain a deeper understanding of the motivations behind their use, or lack thereof, and drive advancements in this field. The survey is active from October to November 2023 and seeks participation from Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Estonia.

Survey Goals:

1. Understand the reasons behind the choice to use or not use battery-powered chainsaws.

2. Identify specific applications in forestry where battery-powered chainsaws excel or face challenges, considering factors like tree species, BHD (tree diameter), terrain conditions, and more.

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Forest Management in the Digital Age: Insights from the Forestry Study Days

The Forestry Study Days: Forest management models and the digital future of forestry which took place between September 28 and 29, served as a pivotal platform for the University of Ljubljana's presentation of ONEforest, a groundbreaking initiative. Focused on forest management models and the digital future of forestry, this event underscored the promising advancements in the field.

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Enhancing Mediterranean Forests: Close-to-Nature Management's Impact on Growth and Moisture

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Workshop: Defining future scenarios for decision-making process

In September, ONEforest hosted a Scenario Development Workshop in Catalonia, a vital component of the Mediterranean Case Study Region. Collaborating closely with stakeholders from the public and private sectors, as well as academia, this workshop, organised by CTFC, marked a significant milestone in the progress of the project.

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ONEforest Poster Exhibition at FoWiTa 2023

From September 11th to 13th, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research WSL, in collaboration with its partner, the University of Ljubljana (ULJ), showcased an illuminating poster titled "Managing Alpine Forests with Close-to-Nature Forestry to Enhance Climate Change Mitigation and Multifunctionality" at the Forest Science Conference, FoWiTa 2023.

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Exploring the Hemiboreal Forest Region in Estonia

From September 5th to 6th, the ONEforest consortium convened for its General Assembly, a gathering brimming with insights and collaborations, held in the picturesque city of Tartu, Estonia. This event was hosted by the Estonian University of Life Sciences.

The first day of the assembly was marked by a series of dynamic workshops, where we collectively crafted forest governance scenarios and initiated the formulation of crucial policy recommendations. Our efforts were focused on various key areas, including Forest Management, Wood Production, Forest Operations, Assessment of Policy, and Stakeholder Demands, all bolstered by a comprehensive Multi-criteria Decision Support framework.

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Poster Presentations at the IBFRA Conference

Our esteemed colleagues from the Estonian University of Life Sciences made a significant impact at the recent IBFRA conference (The International Boreal Forest Research Association) held in Helsinki from August 28 to 31. During this event, scientists and PhD students showcased their research through four compelling poster presentations in the exhibition area. These presentations were as follows:

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Fourth webinar of the "Exploring Forest Resilience" 

Join us for the fourth "Exploring Forest Resilience" webinar series. In this enlightening session, Janine Bösing, a distinguished member of the Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences, will delve into the fascinating realm of "Top Soil Cover Engineering – Optimization and Characterization."

These remarkable webinars stem from the collaborative efforts of the ONEforest & RESONATE projects. Embodying the spirit of open science, this initiative serves as a beacon for knowledge dissemination and researcher connectivity. Engaging in each webinar, experts from both projects will present succinct pitches that shed light on their pioneering research endeavors.

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Determining wood quality at each case study 

At ONEforest, we are dedicated to promoting the sustainable development and protective function of mountain forests amidst the challenges posed by climate change and disturbances. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are conducting comprehensive studies to determine wood quality at each case study site, ensuring the resilience and longevity of these valuable ecosystems.

Currently, our partners from the Biotechnical Faculty, specifically the Department of Wood Science and Technology at the University of Ljubljana, are at the forefront of research. They are exploring the future influence of climate change on wood properties, utilizing a multi-faceted approach to assess wood quality and its potential changes.

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Exploring the Impact of Forest Management on Soil Fungal Biodiversity in Mediterranean Forests

Our latest study, performed by CESEFOR and CTFC, aims to assess the effect of forest management on soil fungal species and their relative abundances in Mediterranean black pine forests (Pinus nigra). This research holds immense value in understanding the potential impact of forest management practices on the biodiversity of soil fungi, including both edible fungi and mycorrhizal fungi crucial for forest water balance.