Alpine forests seen from a multi-disciplinary perspective

11.15 - 13.00
Please note: The number of participants of the workshops is limited!
Language: English

Forests are the green lungs of our planet. At the same time, our native forests are a habitat of numerous creatures, an environment of rich biodiversity, a place of recreation for humans and a storage for large amounts of CO2 in soils and biomass. Especially in steep alpine terrain, forests have an important protective function against mudflows and avalanches. Local timber is an important natural resource for construction materials for buildings, energy supply and woodcrafts, supporting the economic sector with a rich tradition and promising future while contributing to CO2 reduction through substitution, short transport routes, and product storage. Without any doubt, the Alpine Forest is a multi-talent that provides a very broad quantity of services. Due to its manifold importance for nature and man, the forest is at the core of several scientific disciplines and policy areas.

Based on the work programs of the EUSALP Action Groups 2, 6, 7 and 9, all related to the topic of forest and wood in the Alpine region, the workshop will discuss multi-functionality of the Alpine forests and timber. Advisory experts from various disciplines will provide further input on current developments in the forest and wood sector. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen synergies between the work programs of the Action Groups and to identify interrelations and potential conflicts of interest at an early stage so to be able to deal with them productively.

Workshop moderator: Dieter Stöhr, Government of Tyrol, Department Forest Management

Elevator pitches by:

  • Magalie Santamaria, Regional Council Auvergne-Rhône Alpes
  • Christian Hoffmann, Institute for Regional Development, EURAC Research
  • Jörg Ewald, University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
  • Sara Verones, Energy Agency South Tyrol-CasaClima

Discussion tables moderators:

  • Ulrich Santa, Energy Agency South Tyrol-CasaClima
  • Tina Trampuš, Slovenian Institute for Nature Conservation
  • Albuin Neuner, Agriculture and Forestry Department, City of Innsbruck
  • Michaela Künzl, Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection
  • Maren Meyer, Energy Agency South Tyrol-CasaClima


  • Michaela Künzl, Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection
  • Maren Meyer, Energy Agency South Tyrol-CasaClima



PCO Tyrol Congress
Rennweg 3
6020 Innsbruck


Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 3
6020 Innsbruck







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