Marteloskope als Trainingstools zur Erhaltung und Förderung von Habitatbäumen im Wald

Krumm, Frank; Lachat, Thibault; Schuck, Andreas; Bütler, Rita; Kraus, Daniel (2019). Marteloskope als Trainingstools zur Erhaltung und Förderung von Habitatbäumen im Wald Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen, 170(2), pp. 86-93. Schweizerischer Forstverein 10.3188/szf.2019.0086

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Recently several initiatives on the political and practical level have aimed at promoting forest biodiversity and at halting the loss of species in forest ecosystems. Nevertheless numer-ous species are still threatened. The main reason for this phe-nomenon is most likely the fact that habitat trees – i.e. trees providing microhabitats for various different species – are rare in managed forests. In the course of the projects Integrate and Integrate+ (carried out at the European Forest Institute between 2011 and 2017) we looked for methods on how to retain habitat trees within the scope of integrative forest man-agement. It became more and more apparent that most for-esters very successfully recognize economically valuable trees, but not habitat trees. For that reason we categorized habitat structures occurring on trees and developed a microhabitat catalogue to determine habitat values. Additionally we used marteloscopes as training tools for the retention of habitat trees within integrative forest management. Altogether we established 40 such marteloscopes with a biodiversity focus across Europe. Three of these are located in Switzerland. Us-ing a mobile app on a tablet computer we analyzed effects of different tree selections with respect to habitat and eco-nomic value of a stand. Furthermore the marteloscopes are ideal tools to convince decision makers or conservationists that harvesting trees and promoting biodiversity can be achieved in the very same stand.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Multifunctional Forest Management


Krumm, Frank;
Lachat, Thibault0000-0003-3952-7443;
Schuck, Andreas;
Bütler, Rita and
Kraus, Daniel


G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SD Forestry




Schweizerischer Forstverein




Nadine Werndli

Date Deposited:

04 Nov 2019 13:59

Last Modified:

11 Dec 2023 15:30

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