Postojna, Slovenia

Strengthening the Resilience of Forests to Climate Change

when 18 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week

As part of the LIFE-IP CARE4CLIMATE project, the Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI) is organizing an international summer school "Strengthening the resilience of forests to climate change", which will take place in Postojna, Slovenia from July 18 to 22, 2022. The program will focus on silvicultural solutions and best practices, which we successfully use in Central Europe to strengthen the resilience of forests to climate change. The summer school will also include a full-day excursion to the Kočevje region.

Course leader

The summer school will be conducted by dr. Eckart Senitza (Pro Silva, Austria) and dr. Boštjan Mali (SFI) in cooperation with colleagues from the Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia State Forests d.o.o., the Slovenia Forest Service.

Target group

This summer school is aimed at EU forestry or forestry-related students who see knowledge of forests and climate change as a potential for their future studies and professional activities.

We have up to 25 places available for this summer school. Half of the participants should be from abroad and the other half from Slovenia.

Course aim

European forests face a major challenge due to climate change. If we want to preserve forests and reduce the impact of climate change in the future, we need to increase forest resilience and stability today. Some questions on how to do this will be answered in this summer school. The focus will be on silviculture solutions and best forestry practices used in Central Europe to strengthen forest resilience to climate change.

Fee info

EUR 0: No registration fee. The project LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE will cover the costs of accommodation, full board, and field trip for participants.

For foreign participants, the organizer will reimburse part of the travel costs up to 100 EUR per person.