CARE4C - Carbon smart forestry under climate change

CARE4C combines expertise and research in carbon management in forests with advanced career building qualification by teaching, training and involving ESR's. The project includes climatic zones from Mediterranean to sub-boreal areas.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB|Haute école des sciences agronomiques,forestières et alimentaires
  • Pôle de recherche Forêt multifonctionnelle
  • Champ de recherche Production forestière
  • Durée (prévue) 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021
  • Responsable du projet Martin Ziesak
  • Direction du projet Martin Ziesak
  • Équipe du projet Martin Ziesak
    Michael Starke
    Patrick Dietsch
    Moritz Dreher
  • Partenaires - secteur privé Agresta S. Coop
    FORA Forest Technologies SLL
  • Partenaires - secteur public Bialowieski Park Narodowy
    Burgergemeinde Bern
    Grosse Kreisstadt Traunstein
    INIA Madrid
    Libera Universita di Bolzano
    Ministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Landwirschaft, Natur- und Umwelt
    Provincia Autonoma di Bolanza
    Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego Poland
    Technische Universität München
    Universidad de Valladolid
    Universita degli Studi di Padova
  • Mots-clés climate change, carbon sequestration /footprint, forestry, risk assessment, sustainability

Contexte initial

The forest types of interest include pure/ mixed stands as well as complex structured close to nature forests. We track climate induced impacts on carbon sequestration on cell, organ, tree, landscape level. For a broad spectrum of forest types and management approaches we measure and compile information about carbon sink/ source, model the carbon balance, take into account economics and derive carbon smart forest management options under climate change .


CARE4C aims at substantially expanding knowledge about carbon sink by forest growth and carbon source by forest operations in order to enable carbon smart forestry under climate change.

Compétences clés

Develop a standardized protocol for data acquisition to compare data for fuel consumption and CO2-emissions. Enhancing iFOS to support micro-metering of fuel efficiency. Test low fuel-flow metering systems & apply them on forest machines.


Extension to iFOS; proposal for a standardized protocol for fuel consumption analysis in forest operation.