phone: +43 / 1 / 47654 - 91329
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Institute of Silviculture (Institut für Waldbau)
Department of Forest- and Soil Sciences
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
A-1190 Wien, Peter Jordanstr. 82
room: 02/110 (Schwackhöferhaus, 2nd floor)
... is a research assistant at the Institute of Silviculture since September 2012.
He is investigating the effects of management regimes and climate change on the manifold ecosystem services provided by mountain forests. Special focus is set on highly detailed consideration of harvesting patterns and interaction effects with disturbances caused by bark beetles, storm and browsing by ungulates. Main prognosis and analysis tool is the forest ecosystem model PICUS.
His PhD-thesis is based on the project ARANGE (advanced multifunctional forest management in European mountain ranges), where he is contributing to the Austrian and Bulgarian case studies and to a forest model intercomparison study.
Florian finished the master program in Forest Science at BOKU in 2010 with the thesis "A model for estimating annual increment rates after thinning treatments in spruce dominated forest stands" (abstract) at the Institute of Forest Growth. Thereafter he was working as a forest consultant, doing field work for inventories, stand mapping and management planning. These experiences are still inspiring the current scientific research activities to create knowledge relevant for practical forest management.