Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Scientific activities of forestry sector of the Forest Faculty since the year 2000.

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The article deals with the most significant scientific results since the year 2000 of two Forest Faculty departments: Silviculture, and Forest Utilisation. In the field of wood resources, information on the annual increment of forest growth has been obtained. Taking into account the amount of import and export, the balance of annually available round timber has been made. The wood resources used in heat generation have been evaluated. The output of the products obtained from wood processing, as well as the structure, amount and efficiency of the use of wood residues have been clarified. For the needs of forest inventory and management planning, several software programmes have been developed which are used in the evaluation of the felling site funds and in determining the value of felling sites and forest property, and in the planning of forest management. In determining the quality and volume of round timber, important information has been obtained about the dimensional and qualitative evaluation of the trunks of commercially important tree species, the changes in bark thickness parameters, and the factors influencing the taper. New and more accurate round timber volume tables have been made, and capacity coefficient selection auxiliary tables have been devised. In the field of silviculture and forest ecology, repeated research has been carried out on the growth of introduced tree species and the structure and productivity of grey alder stands.