Forestry and forest management in climate change - challenges, affectedness and adaptation measures

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TU Ilmenau Citizens’ Campus

Topic: Forestry and Forestry in Climate Change - Challenges, Affectedness and Adaptation Measures.

Speaker: Dr. Nico Frischbier, State Forestry Office ThüringenForst, Forestry Research and Competence Center Gotha.

Time: Friday, 03.11.2023, 3:00 p.m.

Place: TU Ilmenau, Faradaybau, Weimarer Straße 32

Admission: 5 Euro

Germany’s forests have been increasingly suffering the consequences of the climate crisis for years. More and more frequently, persistent drought, heat and storms are affecting the forests. Forests and forest soils are parched, the trees are severely weakened and vulnerable due to drought stress, and the crowns of more than a third of the trees have thinned out significantly.

Based on current damage in Thuringia, Dr. Nico Frischbier from the Gotha Research and Competence Center of the State Forestry Office ThüringenForst illustrates in his lecture at the TU Ilmenau Citizens’ Campus how much the man-made greenhouse effect is damaging the forests. Spruce in particular suffers from drought damage and from massively multiplying bark beetles, but also copper beeches are threatened with dying. However, Dr. Frischbier also describes the measures with which the state forestry administration in Thuringia is responding to the progressive climatic changes, to storms, forest fires and mass propagation of pests.