Project Publications

BACCARA - Collaborative platform (Deliverable D0.2)
This a document delivered to the Commission describing a secured collaborative platform on the web where all BACCARA partners can share information, upload and download documents and aims at reinforcing communication between partners. The platform is an intranet where only authorized users can access. Confidential document

Kick-off meeting minutes (Deliverable D0.1)
This document delivered to the Commission and providing a general overview of BACCARA’s Kick-Off meeting. It specifies how the Kick-Off was held and focuses on the main actions to be carried out during the first reporting period. The kick-off meeting of BACCARA was held in Bordeaux from March 30, to April 1, 2009. The aim of this 2-day meeting was to converge on objectives, procedures and plans to carry out the project efficiently. It publicly stated the beginning of the project. During the meeting the project goals were outlined as well as the individual roles and responsibilities of consortium members. It was the opportunity to clarify the expectations of all partners and to create a commitment by all those who influence the project outcome. Confidential document

Project leaflet (Deliverable D5.2)
This document is devoted to describe the project in terms of objectives, methodology, expected achievements, partners and funding sources. It can be considered as the presentation card of the project Project leaflet to download


First annual meeting minutes (Deliverable D0.3)
This document provides general overview of the Sevilla meeting which constituted the first annual project meeting. The document specifies the main points of discussion as well as the decisions taken (dissemination level: Confidential)

Forest Inventory Database (Deliverable D3.1)
One of the strategies adopted by project is to construct a large database where suitable data from inventories can be uploaded, integrated and subsequently analysed. Data may come from national and/or regional forest inventories and further ong-term monitoring sites in Europe. This deliverable describes the design of the Forest Inventory Database and the current state of the data collection from various sources. Data collection and processing are still ongoing, and this document will be updated when new data are incorporated into the database (Dissemination level of the document: Restricted to consortium members and EU Commission).

Project Website (Deliverable D5.1)
This deliverable presents the project website. This tool is devoted to enhance communication of the project results to our target audiences: mainly forest managers and forest health organizations, forest industry, the scientific community and the general public. The website describes the project and compiles its results: publications, MCDA tool and guidelines (for forest managers and policy makers), articles published in popular magazines and newspapers....

Detection of past effects of climate on forest composition in the main European forest categories (Deliverable D1.1 )
This deliverable summarizes available information on forest disturbances, life history traits, and life history strategies of forest trees and their potential effects on ecosystem functions. It focuses the effects of disturbances on forest composition of Boreal, Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean ecosystems as main study cases, with the goal of summarizing past effects of climate interacting with these disturbances on main European forests. It may constitute a reference to evaluate and assess current effects of climate change on stability and productivity of forest ecosystems (Dissemination level of the document: Public) Deliverable to download


List of damage caused by pests and diseases in relation to climate change in major European forest types (Deliverable D2.1)
This deliverable assesses population-level responses among insect and pathogen species in European forests to climate-associated variables that may be affected by climate change. It aims to identify patterns and mechanisms that would enhance our ability to predict future trends and risks associated with climate change. For this purpose, we have identified four major climate-associated drivers – temperature, drought, storm (wind), and fire – and review their direct and indirect (tree-mediated) effects on the population density of insects and pathogens and/or the extent of damage to their host trees. This review represents the first step towards identifying key functional traits of insects and pathogens that can be used to define their general functional response groups in relation to climate-associated drivers. These response groups can then be used in modelling of biotic responses to future climate change. In order to provide a comprehensive overview across broad climatic gradients in latitude, longitude and altitude, we compiled expertise on a variety of economically important European species from two diverse groups of organisms (pest insects and fungal pathogens). This approach distinguishes this review from the most recent ones (e.g. Dukes et al. 2009, Pautasso et al. 2010) that were largely restricted to case studies. It also provides the basis for incorporating additional regulating factors of population dynamics, such as natural enemies of herbivores and mycorrhizal symbionts of trees, and their specific responses to the same climatic drivers (Dissemination level of the document: Public) Deliverable to download


Functional effect trait database (Deliverable D3.2)
Deliverable D3.2 has the objective to construct a large database where data on functional effect traits of the BACCARA focal tree species can be uploaded and subsequently analysed. Data compilation is based on (i) the exploration of existing trait databases, (ii) the exploration of published trait datasets, and (iii) field measurement in the WP3 tree diversity experiments and existing natural forest plots, and WP1 altitudinal gradients, adopting standardized methodologies. Since functional traits to construct functional effect groups and functional response groups are largely overlapping, WP1 and WP3 jointly developed this database that will facilitate both WP1 and WP3 purposes. (Dissemination level of the document: Restricted)

Second annual meeting report (Deliverable D 0.4)
The 2nd BACCARA annual meeting was held in Padova (Italy) from February 15th to 17th, 2011. The aim of the meeting was to present main project results of the second year and to plan and agree about the actions to carry out in the different countries until the end of the project. This deliverable includes the details of the different meeting sessions. (Dissemination level: Confidential)

TreeDivNet Database (Deliverable D3.3)
One of the strategies adopted by WP3 is to compile comprehensive datasets on tree growth from a global network of manipulative forest diversity experiments (TreeDivNet) in a large database, with the aim to test the diversity-productivity hypothesis independent of confounding variables in a joint analysis. Furthermore, by incorporating datasets on damage by pests and pathogens (collected in several of the TreeDivNet experiments) into the database, we are also able to evaluate the effects of tree-associated species on the net productivity of mixed forests, as well as to test the associational resistance hypothesis. This deliverable describes the design and current state of the TreeDivNet Database, and gives an outlook on how the current version will be improved and function in the near future. (Dissemination level: restricted)

What to Combat
This deliverable presents an open-access electronic database on forest pests and pathogens addressed mainly to international, national and regional forest health organisations, but also to researchers, students and other stakeholders. It consists mainly on factsheets presenting 83 forest pests and pathogens, which contain general data on the species as well as specific information on the actual and potential effects of climate change on the pest/pathogen species, gathered in the framework of BACCARA. This database will help forest health agencies to determine the emerging pests and pathogens on which they should focus their attention in a climate change context. Download the deliverable


What to growth
Based on the results of WP1 and WP3, this deliverable should help the forest managers to select tree species to introduce, maintain or neglect according to climate change scenarios Download the deliverable


Prediction of tree assemblages'sensitivity to climate change
This deliverable provides a prediction of tree assemblages’ sensitivity to climate change by combining two approaches. It combines an empirical approach based on elevation and latitudinal transects, and a modelling approach using FORCLIM model in order to explore species richness, functional diversity and their implication for productivity in future climate scenarios. Download the deliverable


MCDA to help decision making about changing forest composition
This deliverable proposes an example of MCDA approach that could be easily applied by forest advisors to help forest owners or managers to make their decision about growing trees as pure vs. mixed stands Download the deliverable