Eight networks granted

Eight annual networks will have their networking activities financed by SNS during 2020. Some of them brand new, others have been active before.

 

1

Production of ash cuttings to increase efficiency of breeding activities to maintain full range of ecosystem services provided by this keynote species

The network will focus on the method of ash cloning and new threats to ash, as Emerald ash borer. Each participating country will gain knowledge on how to prepare ash clones for breeding ash resistance for efficient establishment of genetic field trials. Ash dieback is a major threat to this highly valued timber tree species, which is also an important keynote species to a large number of other organisms.

 

2

Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering

The network targets wood and wood based products and their production and use in constructions. The aim of the network is to contribute to the optimization of the resources spent individually and by society on research projects within wood science and engineering. The goal is to coordinate Northern European research in this field by maintaining a network between senior researchers, PhD students and industrial representatives.

 

3

Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics (SSFE)

This is a network with a 60 year long history. It promotes co-operation among forest economists in the Nordic countries and planning and accomplishment of common Nordic research in forest economics and closely related areas. It also promotes co-operation on common Nordic actions for higher education in forest economics.

 

4

Forest related Life Cycle Assessment Network

The goal of this network is to spread national knowledge about Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to all Nordic countries, to discuss related issues and share data among researchers. There is also a focus on a larger application.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an established methodology for calculating the environmental impact of products and processes.

 

5

Promoting sustainable forestry in a growing bioeconomy for Europe – PROFOR

PROFOR works for an increased interaction between science and policy, and bringing together research, industry, politics and stakeholders from these sectors the participating countries. The focus is to enhance the sustainable use of forests in Europe by promoting the knowledge-based Nordic-Baltic methods for a sustainable forest management.

 

6

Advancing the dialogue on pathways towards sustainable development for forest landscapes: research, monitoring and governance

For 2020, the goal of this network is to bring people together for dialogues on which structures, collaborations, monitoring and knowledge that are realistic and needed in the near term to make the next steps towards a more sustainable development of the North European landscapes. The focus will be on the forests of the Nordic and Baltic countries.

 

7

North European Forest Mycologists (NEFOM, www.nefom.dk )Headline for 2020: “Back to the roots”

The long-term aim of the network is to strengthen the collaboration between labs working with (molecular) ecology of forest fungi and developing data management tools. We build and share research-based knowledge about the diversity, function and applied aspects of fungi in forests, and stimulate common data management and collaboration among younger participants (PhD students and post docs).

 

8

Predictability of climate risks to Nordic forest ecosystem services through multi-proxy data comparisons and modeling (NordicProxy)

NordicProxy aims at providing synthesized knowledge and tools to members of the forest sector enabling them to make informed adaptation choices and decisions to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks due to the climate change on tree biodiversity, productivity, and timber supply.

 

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