Forest susceptibility profile (Action 6)
Damage vulnerability profiles of a forest to biotic disturbances will be generated for species for which a link between predicted environmental variables and detected disturbance events is strong enough. Furthermore, the disturbance agents for this Action are species that can potentially cause severe damages to forests (points 2-4 below). We aim at developing reliable, GIS-based tools for assessing risks of forest damages under different climate change scenarios.
1. General approach
2. Pine damaging insects and diseases
3. Spruce pests
4. Birch defoliators
5. Expected results