Mixed Species forest management. Lowering risk, increasing resilience

REFORM "REsilience of FORest Mixtures"

Forests are increasingly exposed to climate-driven biotic and abiotic disturbances. There is therefore an urgent need to adapt forest management so as to promote and improve forest resilience at different spatial and temporal scales. Mixed forests are considered as one of the main options for adapting to and reducing risks of climate change. REFORM aims at identifying the most optimal composition and management of mixed forests in order to reduce natural and socio-economic impacts of climate change. REFORM is based on data from observational, experimental and modelling platforms provided by thirteen partners from eleven countries covering different bioclimatic regions in Europe.

REFORM is a collaborative international reseach project under the framework of the ERA-Net SUMFOREST