Challenges for forest management in eastern Austria: Will we be able to control wind erosion under climate change?

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Lenka Lackóová, PhD.

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Project description:The project is designed to increase the current knowledge about the extent and severity of wind erosion and the current situation of wind erosion control measures (shelterbelts) in eastern Austria. Future developments of wind erosion risk and the potential need to adapt wind erosion control due to climate change will also be addressed. A combination of (1) field investigations (e.g. transect measurements), (2) wind tunnel experiments, (3) modelling, and (4) practical implementation (planting of a prototype shelterbelt) will be used.
Kind of project:Bilateral cooperation ()
Department:Department of Landscape Planning and Land Consolidation (FZKI)
Project identification:KR18AC0K14642
Project status:In progress
Project start date :01. 06. 2019
Project close date:31. 05. 2022
Number of workers in the project:1
Number of official workers in the project:0