The aim is to generate knowledge and technology aimed at optimising the management of natural areas in a complex context and in a changing world through the integration of knowledge of the nature of forest ecosystems and their socio-economic reality. Methods are established aimed at optimising the management of the productive and non-productive services deriving from the sustainable operation of natural systems. Finally, predictive modelling techniques are developed for the integrated evaluation of the impact of different management scenarios.
- Valuable broadleaves for high quality timber production, forest restoration and landscape diversification.
- The sustainable wild harvesting of plant species as a measure for landscape conservation and development of the rural environment.
- The application of predictive modelling of species distribution to biodiversity conservation and territory planning.
- Using advanced simulation and optimization techniques in response to Mediterranean forest management planning challenges.