Sustainable forest management in times of climate change

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June 02, 2020

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In the interview: Dr. Markus Ziegeler on sustainable forestry and the use of the bark beetle app. He describes the climatic changes and the resulting increased spread of the bark beetle in native forests. The detection and monitoring of infested trees and the resulting follow-up work is mapped by means of a continuous digital workflow.

Hurricane tides, heat records and then the bark beetle.

The forest is under attack and has to defend itself against the adversities of climate change. Dr. Markus Ziegeler is a forestry scientist and head of the largest state-owned enterprise in Hessenforst. At the Reinhardshagen Forestry Office, he is committed to ensuring that future generations will also experience a healthy forest and sustainable forest products. Geo-IT is a reliable helper for him: The “bark beetle app” provides real-time information from the cloud, giving forest workers the valuable time advantage they need to get the bark beetle plague under control. A reforestation app works primarily with satellite and aerial images. And Geo-IT is also a valuable helper in optimizing logistics processes at the Reinhardshagen forestry office. With such a setup, Dr. Ziegeler is sure that sustainable forestry can be implemented even in times of change.

Dr. Markus Ziegeler is a forestry scientist and head of the largest state-owned enterprise in Hessenforst.

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Interview with Dr. Markus Ziegeler

Author: Monika Rech-Haider | Recorded on 26. Mai 2020

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