PLV/Wahlmodul/Exchange Seminar Natura 2000 and Conservation Contracts in Forests

At the City Forest of Bad Windsheim, Director: Mr. Sven Finnberg

22.04 - 27.04.2018

Arrival Sunday, Youth Hostel Burg Hoheneck (meeting in the castle’s knights‘ hall), Ipsheim near Bad Windsheim (train connection),


Sunday:18.00 hrs:       Get together in knights‘ hall of Burg Hoheneck, making first plans



09.00-09.30 hrs:           Introduction study region and city’s requirements (Finnberg/Zahner)

09.30 -10.00 hrs:          Introduction to Natura 2000 (Prof. Lindberg)

10.00 -10.30 hrs:          Mapping selected beetle species (FFH-Annnex II) (Sven Finnberg)

10.30 -11.00 hrs:          Forming binational groups, distributing maps and work packages

11.00-11.30 hrs            Delimitation of habitat types based on existing maps (Prof. Ewald)

12.00 -13.00 hrs:          Lunch

13.30-14.00 hrs              Conservation contracts (Prof. Moning)

14.30 -17.30 hrs           Mapping FFH-Annex I habitat types in the forest and mapping

Measuring dead wood, monitoring of habitat trees in transects

19.00 -19.30     hrs        Management of sun lit forests in Finland (Prof. Lindberg)



08.00 hrs:                     Breakfeast

08.45 -09.15hrs:           Monitoring selected species under the Birds‘ Directive Arten Annex I

(Prof. Zahner)

09.15 -09.45hrs:            Monitoring of bats (Dr. Manhart)

10.15 -17.30hrs             In forest: Mapping and evaluation of habitat types, mapping of selected beetle, habitat trees, birds, (excursion to traditional fruit orchard Kleinwallstadt LBV T. Staab), bring your own picnic


05.00 -07.30 hrs:          Mapping species under the Birds‘ Directive Arten Annex I

08.00 -09.00 hrs:          Breakfeast

09.00 -17.30 hrs:          Finish mapping, start data synthesis

                        bring your own picnic


08.00 hrs:                     Breakfeast

09.00-09.45 hrs:           Principles of presentation (Prof. Vogl)

10.00-12.00 hrs Get ready for presentation

12.00 -13.00 hrs:          Lunch

13.00 - 14.00 hrs           Get ready for presentation

14.10 -15.00hrs:           Dress rehearsal

15.00 -20.30 hrs:          Get ready for presentation



08.00 -08.45 hrs:          Breakfeast

09.00 -11.00 hrs:          Presentation of results for representatives of forest and nature conservation

authorities, forest owners and discussion

11.00 -12.00 hrs:          Final reflection

12.00 -13.30 hrs:          Lunch


General advice: please bring weatherproof clothing, bed linen (no sleeping bags allowed), bed linen for rent at € 4,-/week. No dogs allowed; Costs: including breakfeast and dinner ca.€ 128,-

Tel. Youth Hostel 0049-9846/97170, Lunch: Mo u. Thu at 12.00 Dinner: Mo-Thu

Contact persons:

Faculty of Forestry                                                                   Faculty of Landscape Architecture        

Prof. Dr. Zahner                                                                                              Prof. Dr. Moning