c2.5.7 – Programma CONECOFOR: valutazione integrata e combinata di rischio, stato e cambiamenti dell’ecosistema forestale – Concetti e metodi

Ferretti M*, Bussotti F, Giordano P, Mazzali C, Nibbi R

Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale, Università di Firenze
Collocazione: c2.5.7 – Tipo Comunicazione: Presentazione orale
2° Congresso SISEF *
Sessione 5: “Metabolismo secondario e fattori di stress: dagli indicatori alle strategie di mitigazione” *

Abstract: CONECOFOR is the Italian program for the intensive monitoring of forest ecosystems sponsored by the Ministry for Agriculture Policy and the European Commision. It is based upon a series of surveys carried out on 20 plots located throughout Italy. The surveys collect data about various ecosystem compartments (soil, ground vegetation, trees, atmosphere) and processes (atmospheric inputs, tree nutrition and growth). A major benefit of intensive monitoring programs is related to the chance for integrated studies aimed to understand driving forces acting at the ecosystem level. However, the value of such studies relies on the correct interpretation of the case under consideration. When plots are to be considered as a series of individual case studies, focus should be placed in detecting size, direction and timing of changes. The Integrated and Combined (I&C) assessment project within CONECOFOR program is therefore based on three major aims: (i) identifying the actual risk for the concerned ecosystem; (ii) identifying relevant indicators of ecosystem status; (iii) identifying the trajectory of each individual plot within the above indicator system. The I&C project involves scientists from many istitutions and major emphasis is placed on the evaluation of data quality and representativeness. These are considered as basic steps in the whole project and a likely source of information about the suitability of the current sample sizes to get a proper estimation of the parameters under consideration. The paper will provide information about conceptual and methodological background of the I&C project

Citazione: Ferretti M, Bussotti F, Giordano P, Mazzali C, Nibbi R (1999). Programma CONECOFOR: valutazione integrata e combinata di rischio, stato e cambiamenti dell’ecosistema forestale – Concetti e metodi . 2° Congresso Nazionale SISEF, Bologna, 20 – 22 Ott 1999, Contributo no. #c2.5.7