Forest Science for people and societal challenges The 90th “Marin Drăcea” INCDS Anniversary

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Contract: LIFE+ 11NAT/RO/825
Project duration: 2012-2017
Budget: 1,987,742€, of which the European Commission Contribution (LIFE program) is 993,871€ (50.00%), and co-financing will be provided by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Project coordinator from INCDS:

Senior researcher I Dr. Dănuț Chira


Habitat reconstruction 4070 – Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron sp.

Habitat reconstruction 9260 – Forest vegetation with Castanea sativa

Establishing conservation measures for rehabilitated habitats

Mitigation/elimination of negative tourism impacts on restored areas, including small-scale visitor infrastructure for controlled ecotourism

Raising public awareness of nature conservation as part of the concept of sustainable development

Project activities:

B1 – Creation of the monitoring system and data collection

B2 – Modeling of stomatal ozone absorption

B3 – Derivation of new critical levels for forest protection

B4 – Mapping and future scenarios


The results consisted of publications, innovative system of active monitoring exploited on a pan-European scale, comparable system of information collection at European level and simultaneous monitoring of forest response indicators, atlas of visible ozone-induced foliar damage, validated for species forests in Europe, lists of tree species sensitive to ozone pollution.


Chestnut Life 2013 brochure

More details on the project page