How can we include forest disturbances and climate-smart forest management practices in advanced simulation models? Over 30 researchers from 8 European research projects gathered on 16-18 November 2022 in Freising, Germany, to discuss this and other questions. The event gathered experts from the research projects ForestPaths, CLIMB-Forest, HoliSoils, FORWARDS, FORECO, WildE, RESCUE, and ForMII.
The meeting focused on how existing simulation models for forests and land use (like EFISCEN-space, LPJ-GUESS and CRAFTY) should be improved. It also gave researchers the opportunity to identify important next steps on how the projects can support each other. The event proved to very fruitful, and similar meetings have been planned in the upcoming years.