25 February 2021 - 26 February 2021
Virtual meeting

Digital ALPTREES conference 2021

The digital ALPTREES conference displays a platform for citizens, experts, young adults, and stakeholders to share their experiences and views on non-native trees and climate change in the Alpine region, as well as other related topics for oral or poster presentations and workshops.


© Interreg ALPTREES

© Interreg ALPTREES

The digital conference on the sustainable use and management of non-native trees in urban, peri-urban, and forest ecosystems in the Alpine region is organized by the Interreg ALPTREES Project of which IIASA is a partner.

The ALPTREES project is a transnational cooperation for sustainable use and management of non-native trees in urban, peri-urban and forest ecosystems in the Alpine Space. It aims to develop a transnational strategy for the responsible use and management of non-native trees in the Alpine Space with the help of an integrated decision support system.

The online conference includes keynote presentations, poster sessions, and a policy workshop to develop a strategy for the sustainable use of non-native trees.

The sessions focus on risks of invasive trees (session 1) and management of non-native trees (session 2). The third session offers group discussions and activities for citizens under the age of 18.


To participate, please register via this link.

See the event page including the full program here: https://www.alpine-space.eu/project-event-details/en/8144

Participation from IIASA researchers

25 and 26 February: Plenary session hosted by chairs Florian Kraxner (IIASA Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group Leader) and Katharina Lapin (Austrian Research Centre for Forests - BFW).

26 February: Keynote presentation by Dmitry Schepaschenko (IIASA senior researcher in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group) on citizen science for non-native trees observation in Alpine region.

ALPTREES - Sustainable use and management of non native trees in the alpine region

The overall objective of the ALPTREES project is to improve knowledge-based decision-making on the responsible use and management of non-native trees in the Alpine Space by developing a transnational strategy on non-native trees. This strategy will evaluate the tradeoffs between promoting climate change adaptation through planting adapted non-native trees while preserving and enhancing the biodiversity, ecosystem services and cultural resources of native forests. The IIASA Agriculture, Forestry and Ecosystem Services (AFE) Research Group is one of the main research partners of the project. The research group’s role in the project is to model future potential and risks for non-native trees under different climate change scenarios for the Alpine Space, particularly for the forest and peri-urban region.




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CONTACT DETAILS

Florian Kraxner

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 233

Dmitry Shchepashchenko

Senior Research Scholar Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 453

PUBLICATIONS

Leduc, S., Kraxner, F., Serrano Leon, H., Kindermann, G. , Fuss, S., Marxen, A., & Walzer, C. (2016). Modeling Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Alps. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Kraxner, F., Leduc, S., Serrano Leon, H., Balest, J., Garegnani, G., Grilli, G., Ciolli, M., Ggeri, F., et al. (2015). Recommendations and lessons learned for a renewable energy strategy in the Alps. recharge.green project; International Commission for the Protection of the Alps CIPRA, Schaan, Liechtenstein 18 pp.

Ciolli, M., Garegnani, G., Hastik, R., Kraxner, F., Kuenzer, N., Miotello, F., Paletto, A., Svadlenak-Gomez, K., et al. (2015). Energy & nature in the Alps: a balancing act. Perpetual calendar. recharge.green Project

Malek, Z. & Boerboom, L. (2015). Participatory scenario development to address potential impacts of land use change: an example from the Italian Alps. Mountain Research and Development 35 (2), 126-138. 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-14-00082.1.

Svadlenak-Gomez, K., Badura, M., Kraxner, F., Fuss, S., Vettorato, D., & Walzer, C. (2013). Valuing Alpine ecosystems: The recharge.green project will help decision-makers to reconcile renewable energy production and biodiversity conservation in the Alps. eco.mont 5 (1), 51-54. 10.1553/eco.mont-5-1s59.

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