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Date: 24.03.2017 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

The quality of seed and plants planted today is decisive for the wood quality of the forest in 70-100 years. Pål Vidar Sollie from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food opened the meeting, with pointing to the importance of forests in the development of a bioeconomy – forests for carbon…

Date: 07.02.2017 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

Here, we give a brief overview of the current knowledge of tree species mixing effects on growth at the stand, species, and tree level. Main causes of the tree species mixing effects Overyielding of mixed versus mono-specific stands results mainly from complementary crown and root shape, spatially or temporally complementary…

Date: 02.12.2016 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

The study of past landscapes and ecosystems is known as paleoecology, which is closely related to geology, biology and botany, as well as history and archaeology. The unique benefit of paleoecology as compared to neo-ecology is the time perspective, as it enables identification of phenomena beyond timescales of direct human…

Date: 17.11.2016 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

With increased awareness of wood production for bioenergy, high-productive mixed stands become more relevant for forestry where high growth rate, high carbon sequestration and resilience are combined with other important goals. For example, two-storied mixed plantations combining late successional and shade tolerant tree species valuable for high quality timber and…

Date: 27.09.2016 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

– Mixed-species forests can fulfil many forest functions and services better than mono-specific stands and receive growing attention in forest science and practice. Hans Pretzsch, professor at the Technical University of Munich has his expertise in silviculture and has worked on different mixes of typical European species. Mixed species combinations…

Date: 05.09.2016 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

One aim of the Ph.D project is to gather the overall existing information on the differences between and within the different provenances of subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) with regards to mortality, growth, tree properties, resistance to aphids and fungi, post-harvest quality, growth rhythm and not least how different factors and…