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OPTMix annual meeting: January 25, 27 and 28, 2022

The OPTMix annual meeting will take place on January 25, 27 and 28, 2022 by videoconference. For more information please contact Nathalie Korboulewsky.

OPTMix data usage conditions and agreement and data request form

The data usage conditions and agreement forms and a data request form are available on the following page: Home\Data usage conditions and agreement and data request form\

Article published: Handbook of field sampling for multi-taxon biodiversity studies in European forests

An article has been published in the “Ecological Indicators” journal presenting a handbook to sample biodiversity in European forests. Biodiversity data of the OPTMix device were used in this article which was part of the COST Action BOTTOMS-UP: Burrascano, S., G. Trentanovi, Y. Paillet, J. Heilmann-Clausen, P. Giordani, S. Bagella, A. Bravo-Oviedo, T. Campagnaro, A. …

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Article published: Mixed stand at Low density: a solution to face climate change? The case of sessile oak and Scots pine mixture.

An article presenting the main results of Jordan Bello’s thesis defended in March 2019 was published in the latest issue of the journal “Rendez-Vous Techniques” of the National Forest Office: Bello, J., P. Vallet, T. Perot, L. Arnaudet, A. Calas, C. Proult, D. Devanne and N. Korboulewsky (2021). « Peuplements mélangés à faible densité : une …

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Article published: What are the advantages and limits of tree species mixture to face climate changes? The contributions of the OPTMix device

An article presenting the latest results obtained on the OPTMix device was published in the latest issue of the journal “Rendez-Vous Techniques” of the National Forest Office: Korboulewsky, N., P. Balandier, Y. Dumas, M. Gosselin, A. Marell and T. Perot (2021). « Quels intérêts et limites du mélange d’essences face aux changements globaux ? Les apports …

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Monitoring tree dieback of sessile oak and Scots pine

A tree health status scoring campaign was carried out in 2020 on all OPTMix plots on sessile oak and Scots pine tree samples. We used the DEPERIS protocol developed by the French Forest Health Department. A new scoring campaign was carried out in summer 2021. The first analyzes show an increase in the percentage of …

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Contributing to the study of mammal populations, Snapshot 2021 project

Camera traps were set up in September 2021 on the OPTMix plots as part of the Snapshot 2021 project (USA and EURO) which aims at monitoring and studying mammal populations.

CETEF Normandie visits OPTMix, September 22, 2021

On September 22, 2021, 25 people from the CETEF Normandie came to visit the OPTMix plots.

National Forest Office visits OPTMix as part of the production of a forestry guide on mixed forests

On September 2, 2021, 20 people from the National Forest Office (ONF) came to visit the experimental plots of the OPTMix device. The objective of this visit was to provide elements in order to develop a forestry guide on mixed forests.

A Romanian delegation visits OPTMix, July 6, 2021

On July 6, 2021, a delegation of 10 people from the Romanian ministerial forest service came to visit OPTMix.