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What to expect from two weeks of Natural Forest Summer School

Week 1

Mon, 30th Aug 2021
Tue, 31th Aug 2021
Wed, 01st Sep 2021
Thu, 02nd Sep 2021
Fri, 03th Sep 2021
Sat, 04th Sep 2021

09:00 – 09:40

Welcome to Lübeck by Senator Ludger Hinsen

Welcoming speech from the Natural Forest Academy by Dr. Torsten Welle

Welcoming speech from the Frankfurt Zoological Society by Manuel Schweiger

Presentation of the European Natural Forest Conservation (programme and modules) Summer School by Dr. Torsten Welle and Yvonne Bohr

09:40 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45

Key-note speech by Prof. Dr. Hannes Knapp, University Greifswald, Michael-Succow-Foundation

11:45 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 16:00

Get-together and team buliding with Niels Andersen

19:00

Evening event (boat trip) in and arround Lübeck

09:00 – 12:00

Basics and advanced studies in natural forest ecology

Speakers to be announced

  • Natural forests (characteristics and potentials)
  • State of European forests; size of remaining Natural forests and its implication
  • Resilience and benefits of Natural forests ecosystems (biodiversity, water storage capacity, soil conditions, carbon storage potential)

 

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:45

Natural forests and biodiversity

Speakers to be announced

14:00 – 16:00

Workshop

  • Cartography
  • Forest mapping
  • Insight into the methods used in the Sabatini et al. 2018 paper

08:00 – 17:00

Field trip to natural forest Heilige Hallen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
with Prof. Dr. Pierre Ibisch, University Eberswalde (FNEE)

transfer of theory from day 2:

  • Natural forests (characteristics and potentials, size)
  • Resilience and benefits of Natural forests ecosystems (biodiversity, water storage capacity, soil conditions, carbon storage potential)
  • Buffer condition between conservation areas and managed areas

08:00 – 17:00

Field trip to Müritz National Park
with Dr. Sven Rannow, National Park Authority 

  • ecology of Müritz Nationalpark forest habitat types
  • nature conservation approach
  • Nationalpark management tasks
  • challenges and solutions
  • benefits for the Müritz region

09:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 16:00

The conservation of larger scale natural and old-growth or primary forest protected areas by Michael Brombacher, Head of Europe Dept. Frankfurt Zoological Society

Project examples from the field – the European dimension:

  • challenges and solutions
  • Conflicts and their management in the context of forest protected areas

08:00 – 17:00

The conservation of larger scale natural and old-growth or primary forest protected areas

by Dr. Andreas von Heßberg, Bay-CEER, University Bayreuth

  • overview disturbance ecology; handling and challenges of/with natural disturbances (bark beetle, fire, storms…)

and by Maike Bartels and Manuel Engelbauer, both Frankfurt Zoological Society

  • Regional and social economic benefit
  • surveying the acceptance of protected areas

 

Week 2

Mon, 06th Sep 2021
Tue, 07th Sep 2021
Wed, 08th Sep 2021
Thu, 09th Sep 2021
Fri, 10th Sep 2021

09:00 – 12:00

 

Close-to-nature forest management

by Prof. Sebastiaan Luyssaert VU Amsterdam

  • Theory (transfer of findings from forest ecology into forest management)
  • Overview on common forest management practices

13:00 – 16:00

Close-to-nature forest management

by Knut Sturm, Head of Lübeck Forest

  • The Lübeck model: integrative process protection and other examples (Göttingen) of close-to-nature forestry
  • comparison and discussion

08:00 – 18:00

Close-to-nature forest management
by Knut Sturm, Head of Lübeck Forest and others Practitioners from Germany and Sweden

Learning from reference areas and transfer to management

  • close-to-nature and conventional silviculture
  • Forest restructuring in terms of naturalness and climate change
  • Mire renaturation/water regime
  • Soil profiles in the pine areas
  • Hardwood felling
  • Marketing heavy timber
  • Backroads

08:30 – 12:00

Close-to-nature forest management
by Knut Sturm, Head of Lübeck Forest and Ecki Kroppla, Forester, Jörg Baeskow, Forester and Mikael Karlsson, Ecoforestry Foundation

Practical Part/Field trip Stadtwald Lübeck

  • Handling of disturbance areas (wind & beetles)
  • Forest restructuring
  • Hunting Management
  • Active felling (spruce)

 

1/2 day off – preparation for exam

10:00 – 12:00

Final exam

14:00-17:00

17:30 – 19:00

 

 

 

19:00 – 21:00

Ride to Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg

The value of wilderness

by Manuel Schweiger, Frankfurt Zoological Society and Dr. Christina Pinsdorf, University Bonn

  • reasons for preserving wilderness (beyond ecology)
  • ethical responsibilities
  • perception of wilderness (wilderness character narrative)
  • international dimension

Closing event – BBQ

 

08:00 – 17:00

Field trip to Treuenbrietzen in Brandenburg

by to be announeced

Dealing with damaged areas after forest fire

  • Discussion of different concepts for reforestation
  • Wildlife Management
  • Wilderness area on former military training area

Good bye