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National Laboratory for Health Security

Forest Ecological Research Group

Our research focuses on the functions and biodiversity of forest ecosystem. The role of forests is complex: in addition to their economic importance, they play a major role in the conservation of wildlife, the protection of climate, soil, and water, as well as human recreation. In our Pilis Forestry Systems and Pilis Gap experiments, we are investigating the effects of different forestry interventions on forest site, regeneration and the biodiversity of different groups of organisms. The aim of the study is to provide a scientific basis for ecologically sustainable forest management. In our experimental systems, we will specifically investigate the extent to which forest management affects the emergence and spread of invasive species in forest communities. In addition, we will conduct comparative studies on the effects of different forest management regimes (continuous cover forestry, rotation forestry, conservation forest management) on forest communities and invasive species abundance.