Scientific steering and evaluation of the "forest climate fund" project: Fit for climate change - measures for a sustainable, near-natural adaptation of wet forests in the Münsterland to climate change
wet forests and climate change - state and future
The final conference of the "Fit for Climate Change" project was held on the 15th and 16th of February, 2018 at the Institute of Landscape Ecology. Approximately 150 participants joined.
New edition of the "Davert Depesche+" about "natural scientists"
Recently and within the project "Fit for Climate Change", the new edition of the "Davert Depesche+" brochure has been released. The University's role as scientific supervisor of the project is displayed vividly, a spring flower is presented and to "natural scientits" are being portrayed.
This edition also counts with the second quartal's programme and is completed by a searching game for children. The brochure is released quarterly and is on display in many locations in the South of Münster and in the Institute for Landscape Ecology. Additionally, a german version may be downloaded here.
Soil work in the Davert and the Wolbecker Tiergarten finished
We have recently been able to finish the soil work in the Davert and the Wolbecker Tiergarten. Within the project “Fit for climate change”, we examine carbon stocks of water-logged soils under wet forests in the south of Münster.
In autumn 2014, we already dug the first soil profiles in close vicinity to our reference sites. Here, we study the effects of rewetting-measures in cultivated forests and wilderness development areas on carbon stocks, water levels, vegetation and tree vitality. While the last soil profiles shed light on horizon chracteristics, soil types and bulk density, a research project is about to assess the carbon stocks of the reference sites before the beginning of the rewetting-measures.
Opening of the project
Grand opening of the project – Prof. Dr. Norbert Hölzel (2nd from left) will carry out the scientific evaluation. Foto: NABU