ALPTREES
A Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable Use and Management of Non-Native Trees in Urban, Peri-Urban and Forest Ecosystems in the Alpine Region
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Overview

Originating in environments with warmer and drier conditions, non-native tree species can support the adaptation of European forests and urban areas to climate change and therefore, they have the potential to respond positively to the effects of climate change on the Alpine environment. On the other hand, non-native trees involve risks for biodiversity and ecosystem functions, as some are considered invasive and can alter the ecosystem of the area they grow in. The ALPTREES project investigated the opportunities and risks that non-native tree species provide for the future of our urban and forest areas. Furthermore, it developed guidelines for their use and management within the Alpine Space.

Factsheet

  • 2014 – 2020
  • Liveable
  • Enhance the protection, the conservation and the ecological connectivity of Alpine Space ecosystems
    • Group 7: To develop ecological connectivity in the whole EUSALP territory
  • 10/2019
  • 06/2022
  • 2.348.665 EUR
  • 1.996.364 EUR

Partners

Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, Austria (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • Austria
  • Wien
  • Wien
    Municipial authorities of the provincial capital Klagenfurt on Lake Wörth
    • Austria
    • Kärnten
    • Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
        International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
        • Austria
        • NiederAustria
        • Laxenburg
            Forest Research Institute Baden-Wuerttemberg (FVA)
            • Germany
            • Freiburg
            • Freiburg im Breisgau
                National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
                • France
                • Rhône-Alpes
                • Saint-Martin-d'Hères
                    Centre For Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility, Urban and Country Planning
                    • France
                    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
                    • BRON Cedex
                        Slovenian Forestry institute
                        • Slovenia
                        • Zahodna Slovenia
                        • Ljubljana
                            Municipality of Maribor
                            • Slovenia
                            • Vzhodna Slovenia
                            • Maribor
                                Development Agency Sora
                                • Slovenia
                                • Zahodna Slovenia
                                • Škofja Loka
                                    LAMORO Development Agency
                                    • Italy
                                    • Piemonte
                                    • Asti
                                        Edmund Mach Foundation
                                        • Italy
                                        • Provincia Autonoma di Trento
                                        • San Michele all'Adige
                                            Municipality of Trento
                                            • Italy
                                            • Provincia Autonoma di Trento
                                            • Trento
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