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CCDouglas II

Project Information

CCDouglas II - Analysis and optimization of silviculture under changing climate conditions using the example of Douglas-fir in Europe

In the European forestry the Douglas-fir is seen as an alternative for several native tree species, exceeding them by wood quality, higher growth potential and growth stability even under dry conditions, which are predicted for the future climate.

This project concentrates on analyses of the dynamics of natural regeneration within old Douglas-fir stands. This will allow to detect existing inter-varietal hybridization processes and inbreeding effects when present. In addition, site conditions and their influence on the regeneration will be studied. Investigations of site conditions affecting Douglas-fir growth aim to elucidate its growing potential and adapt current silvicultural recommendations also for calcareous sites. Based on sensitivity analyses of Douglas-fir growth under changing climatic conditions, stress factors can be detected. These stress factors can be incorporated in adaptive forest management considerations.

Project Team

Project Team CCDouglas II

DI MMag. Benno Eberhard (Silviculture, Phytosociology, Natural Hazard Management)

DI Tamara Eckhart (Silviculture, Site analysis)

DI Dr. Renata Milčevičová (Genetics)   

Dr. Charalambos Neophytou (Forest Genetics)  

DI Dr. Elisabeth Pötzelsberger, M.Sc., Bakk.Biol. (Silviculture, Ecosystem Modelling, Phytosociology)


Partners CCDouglas II

Scientific Partners

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Institute of Silviculture
Contact: Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Hubert Hasenauer, DI Dr. Elisabeth Pötzelsberger (project management)


Company Partners

Arenberg-Schleiden GmbH
Contact: Holger Hoffmann

Center Forst GmbH
Contact: GF Henning Graf von Kanitz

Erzbischöfliches Forstamt Kirchberg
Contact: FM DI Christian Berner

Esterhazy Betriebe GmbH
Contact: OFM DI Peter Fischer

Forstamt Stift Göttweig
Contact: Mag. Maurus Kocher, MBA

Forstverwaltung Grafenegg
Contact: FM DI Dr. Herbert Tiefenbacher

Forstverwaltung Graf zu Toerring-Jettenbach
Contact: FD Armin Elbs

Fürstliche Forstverwaltung Waldburg-Wolfegg
Contact: Dr. Jens Borchers

Fürst Starhemberg'sche Familienstiftung Forst- und Güterdirektion
Contact: FM DI Dr. Norbert Weigl

Fürst zu Oettingen-Spielberg'sche Forstverwaltung
Contact: FD Markus Schlösser

Gräfl. Arco-Zinneberg'sche Domänenverwaltung
Contact: FD Wolf-Dieter Radike

Grüne Lagune BIO-EN Energy Consulting GmbH
Contact: Landesrat a.D. Franz Blochberger

Gutsverwaltung Bubna
Contact: Ing. Michael Bubna-Litic

Habsburg-Lothringen'sches Gut Persenbeug
Contact: OFM DI Wolfgang Reiter

Hatschek Forste
Contact: DI Matthias Hatschek

Hoyos'sche Forstverwaltung Horn
Contact: DI Markus Hoyos

Land&Forst Betriebe Niederösterreich
Contact: Dr. Susanne Jenner

Landwirtschaftskammer Niederösterreich
Contact: FD DI Werner Löffler

Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
Contact: DI Martin Höbarth

Contact: FD DI Dr. Kurt Ramskogler

Österreichische Bundesforste AG
Contact: DI Dr. Norbert Putzgruber

Thurn und Taxis Forst GmbH & Co. KG
Contact: FD Hans-Peter Fritzsche

Unternehmensgruppe Fürst von Hohenzollern-FORST
Contact: Raimund Friderichs

Waldgut Pfleiderer GesmbH & Co OG
Contact: OFM DI Bernhard Schiessl

Wittgenstein-Berleburg'sche Rentkammer
Contact: FD Johannes Röhl