Activities and Deliverables

Forest Analysis and Classification

GT1 Activities

  • Characterisation of complex forests in SUDOE through analysis of the national forest inventory.
  • Characterisation of the effects of mixing of species in supra-Mediterranean mixed forests.
  • Multi-taxon characterisation of complex forests in the SUDOE Atlantic pilot area.
  • Synthesis of methodologies for the characterisation of complex forests at different scales.
  • Processing LIDAR data.
  • Bibliographical review of methodologies for the characterisation of structural and compositional diversity with LiDAR.
  • Development of complex algorithms for LiDar classification of forests.
  • Bibliographic review of methodologies for integrating TLS and UAV point clouds.
  • Locating and surveying pilot areas (marteloscopes) using TLS and UAV techniques.
  • Processing and integration of TLS and UAV point clouds.
  • Defining the typology according to the structure and diversity of complex forests.
  • Analysis of the relationship between structure and risks for the provision of environmental services in complex forests.
  • Analysis of different attempts in forest management to integrate fire risk in complex forests.
  • Identifying parameters of fire behaviour useful for forest planning in complex forests.
  • Justification of forest treatments to reduce the risk of complex forest fires.
  • Resistance of complex forests to exotic pests and pathogens.
  • Evaluating the ability of growth models
  • Improving Dynamics and Growth Models and Simulators to simulate the dynamics of complex mixtures.
  • Integrating complex forest growth models into simulation tools.
  • Development and integration of a risk algorithm in simulation tools.

GT2 Activities

  • Baseline analysis for the valuation and accounting of complex and non-complex forests in SUDOE.
  • Identification of natural capital valuation techniques in complex and non-complex SUDOE forests.
  • Systematic literature review of methodologies for collecting meanings of the place of complex forests and their perception.
  • Learning labs in the SUDOE pilot areas. Linking social groups to complex forests.
  • Triangulation and synthesis event on the social meanings of complex forests in the SUDOE.
  • Integration of information into a natural capital accounting system (SNA).
  • Natural capital training for public and private agents. Knowledge transfer.

GT3 Activities

  • Design of the SUDOE database on complex forests and mixed plantations.
  • Design and web development of the COMFOR-SUDOE experimental network.
  • Analysis and description of the effects of management on the provision of ecosystem services in the complex forests of SUDOE.
  • Physico-chemical characterisation of the soil properties of complex forests under different management treatments.
  • Integration of the experience of managers and owners of mixed plantations.
  • Design of the protocol for planting mixed species and establishment of a mixed species plantation in SUDOE.
  • Creation of pilot sites for the diversification of structure and composition for conservation and production purposes.
  • Synthesis event on the results of the pilot sites for the diversification of the structure and composition of forests in the SUDOE.
  • Installation of two marteloscopes in the complex forests of SUDOE.
  • Development of a mobile application to support decision making in complex forests.

GT4 Activities

  • Discussion event to create the platform for intelligent specialisation in the complex forests of SUDOE.
  • Creation of the work group of organisations involved in the evaluation of the natural capital of forest ecosystems.
  • Knowledge transfer event on the valuation of environmental services in forest ecosystems.
  • Social, ecological and economic interdependence of environmental services in complex forests.
  • Synthesis for an intelligent specialisation strategy for the management and conservation of complex forests in SUDOE.

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