Ash dieback caused by the invasive fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus frequently has devastating consequences for the survival of Fraxinus excelsior especially in forests. A few percent of the Ash trees seems to be tolerant for the fungus. In our projects we aim to identify ash trees tolerant of ash dieback.
STReESS Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a SynthesiS
In this EU COSt Action with34 participating countries we work on response of European tree species to extreme climate conditions. Experts from dendrochronology, wood anatomy, ecophysiology and forest ecology and management regulary meet and develop new research ideas.