Forest roads as habitats
This project is being executed by order of the Österreichischen Bundesforste AG (ÖBf) within the framework of the LE 14-20 program.
We investigate several animal groups (butterflies, grasshoppers, dragonflies, harvestmen, snails, amphibians, reptiles, capercaillie and hoofed game) along forest roads and in adjacent habitats from the lowlands to the mountains. Biotope types as well as endangered, protected or neobiotic plants are surveyed by our partner grünes handwerk. Structural features of the roadside habitates and the surroundings are documented
The investigations are aimed on the question, how natural conditions, technical realisation and maintenance determine the spechies richness and the occurance of selected species at forest roads.