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BIOTREE (BIOdiversity and ecosystem processes in experimental TREE stands) is a long term, manipulative experiment on the role of tree diversity for ecosystem functioning of temperate forests. To our knowledge, the BIOTREE experiment is unique in its size and experimental design, adding value to existing or recently established forest diversity experiments in Finland, Panama and Borneo. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Association of Forest Site Ecology and Geobotany (AFSV) has a long tradition and was boosted by the leadership of prominent forest scientists with international reputation. When established in 1928, foremost forest ecologists such as Prof. Dr. Konrad Rubner were founding members of the association. Beyond classification and syntaxonomy of forest types their geobotanical approach placed an emphasis on investigations of ecology and silvicultural application of results. After an interruption during World War II the society was re-founded in 1954. In 1985 our association was accepted as a member organization of the German Union of Forest Research Organizations (DVFFA; national agency of the IUFRO). Since 2006 the AFSV represents an independent research unit (section) within the DVFFA and is thus part of a larger national and international network. ... [Information of the supplier]
FOREST EUROPE (The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is the pan-European policy process for the sustainable management of the continent’s forests. FOREST EUROPE develops common strategies for its 46 member countries and the European Union on how to protect and sustainably manage forests. Founded in 1990, the continuous co-operation of FOREST EUROPE has led to achievements such as the guidelines and criteria for sustainable forest management. The collaboration of the ministers responsible for forests in Europe has been of great economic, environmental and social importance on the national and international level. High-priority topics of FOREST EUROPE are to strengthen the role of forests in mitigating climate change, secure the supply of good-quality fresh water, enhance and preserve forest biodiversity and provide forest products. Other important tasks are to develop a framework for future forest collaboration and to explore the possibilities for a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe. Several countries outside Europe and international, non-governmental and private sector organisations participate as observers. FOREST EUROPE is linked to global and other regional processes and initiatives dealing with issues of highest political and social relevance related to forests. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Vegetation of the westerly exposed downward slopes of the Amanos Mtn. between Osmaniye and Dörtyol is dominated by Euro-Siberian floral elements of Euxinian origin in the montane belt. This type of vegetation reminds especially of south-european forest vegetation. Nearly 100% of the determined Euro-Siberian elements are identical with species of the Pontos Mtn. Black Sea region and the central part of the Balkan Peninsula. In literature mentioning the flora and vegetation of the Amanos Mtn., the exceptional high portion of endemics have been emphasized. ... ... [Information of the supplier]