Primary forests of Europe’s temperate zone play an important role in providing key ecosystem functions to our society. Primary forests also provide habitat for many species that help maintain biodiversity. Institutions and individuals behind the REMOTE (REsearch on MOuntain TEmperate) Primary Forests project help enhance our understanding of unique primary forests over long periods of time by means of various activities including research, public outreach, and education.
In May 2018, three members of the Department of Forest Ecology from the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague – Martin Mikoláš, Jakub Málek, and Petr Kjučukov – visited the states of Vermont and New York in the United States. They were hosted by Dr. William S. Keeton, a professor of forest ecology and forestry at the University of Vermont.Read more
Researchers from the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin led the creation of the first map of Europe’s last wild forests, including more than 1.4 million hectares in 34 European countries. “It is not that these forests were never touched by man, this would be hard to believe in Europe” explains Dr Francesco Maria Sabatini, lead author of the study.Read more