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[ID: 314] The influence of forest management on insect diversity

PI: Adam Ekholm

Theory suggests that forest managed with selection systems should hold a more diverse community of insects and thereby also be less vulnerable to pest outbreaks, and in this project we will study the effect of forest management on insect diversity. We intend to place malaise and window traps in nine uneven-aged Picea abies stands that have been randomly subjected to one of three treatments.

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[ID: 196] Climate benefit from the afforestation of available agricultural land

PI: Reimo Lutter

According to the recent estimation for Northern Europe, about 1.8-2.6 M ha of agricultural land is available for afforestation and intensive biomass production (Rytter et al. 2016). However, the long-term effects of different species C sequestration potential are unknown on former agricultural land. For the basis of current project, the growth data was obtained from tree species (hybrid aspen, poplar, birch, spruce, larch and willow) experiments on five former agricultural sites along a latitudinal gradient in Sweden (56° to 64°N). Site index curves were calculated to predict the potential production for each tree species and different long-term scenarios were tested to investigate each species climate benefit potential on former agricultural lands. More detailed information about the experiment: Rytter, L. and Lundmark, T. 2010 Trädslagsförsök med inriktning på biomassaproduktion [Tree species trial with emphasis on biomass production]. Skogforsk, Arbetsrapport no 724, Uppsala, 24 p.

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