Natural disturbance management discussed in practitioners’ workshop

Sharing experiences and developments in management of natural disturbances is important, especially in the science-practice interaction. It is crucial for developing comprehensive and integrative management concepts and identifying knowledge gaps in applied disturbance ecology. An international workshop was recently organized in Freiburg with the aim of establishing a knowledge exchange platform on the topic.

The workshop dealt with biodiversity conservation, natural disturbance emulation concepts in silviculture, restoration ecology as well as prevention and response strategies. Also good practice examples were discussed. As a joint effort, the participants agreed to compile a book for a forthcoming publications series ‘From Research to Practice’.

The workshop was organised in the frame of the conference "Natural Disturbance – Post-Modern Lessons for Land Managers about some Important Ecological Processes" in Neuschönau (Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany).

Learn more about activities of the EFI Central European Regional Office and the Observatory for European Forests (EFICENT-OEF) here.

Further information on the workshop: Daniel Kraus, firstname.lastname(at)efi.int

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