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Financial support:

Czech Ministry of Agriculture, Programme of the applied research of the Czech Ministry of Agriculture for a period 2017-2025, ZEMĚ, Project number: QK1710241

Duration of the project:


Responsible researcher in CUEC

Jan Melichar

Contact person:

Jan Melichar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cooperating institutions:

  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • IFER - Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Ltd.

Project description

The aim of the project is a complex evaluation of large-scale forest reclamations on habitats altered by surface mining of brown coal. The goal is to evaluate forest regeneration options with respect to potential value of the reclaimed forest ecosystem considering the primary production of the stand and the possibility of provision of ecosystem services - carbon sequestration, soil water retention, biodiversity, erosion control and cultural services.

Based on soil, vegetation and forest inventory and sociological surveys, forest management guidelines categorized according to soil and climate profiles and a software for the optimization of forest management will be proposed that respect the value of ecosystem services, while maintaining the production function of reclaimed stand.

Main project results:

1. Framework directive management for forest reclamations

2. Software for the optimization of forest management on anthropogenic forest stands altered by surface mining of brown coal

Research team in CUEC:

  • Jan Melichar
  • Kateřina Kaprová
  • Markéta Braun Kohlová
  • Jan Frouz
  • Vojtěch Máca
  • Petr Pavelčík