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Foresta tranquilla

The Laboratory

The Forest Modelling Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research laboratory of the Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Systems in the Mediterranean at the National Research Council of Italy (ISAFOM-CNR) that specifically:

  • studies and analyzes the quantitative and qualitative representation of the interactions underlying the productivity, resistance and resilience to perturbations of forest ecosystems and their responses to ecological and climate forcing;

  • develops, parameterizes, validates and uses empirical and/or process-based simulation models both to deepen understanding of the processes underlying the functioning of the forest ecosystems, which to evaluate their response to the current climate as even the impacts of future climate change scenarios.

  • In addition, the Forest Modelling Laboratory studies the response of forests to current and alternative/adaptive management scenarios through modeling approaches according to defined protocols.

Due to its characteristics, the Forest Modelling Laboratory is open to modelling collaborations with other CNR Institutes, others Research bodies and Universities, both Italian and foreign.

Since December 2023, the Forest Modelling Lab has become Principal Investigator (PI) for studies on ecophysiology and modelling at the Bonis watershed.  

Despite laboratory members are sparse all around the world the Laboratory has formally its base at the Institute for Agriculture and Forestry Systems in the Mediterranean (ISAFOM-CNR) location in Perugia (PG) and Viterbo (VT) Italy.

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