Urša Vilhar's research while affiliated with Slovenian Forestry Institute and other places

Publications (10)

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The impact of allergens emitted by urban green spaces on health is one of the main disservices of ecosystems. The objective of this work is to establish the potential allergenic value of some tree species in urban environments, so that the allergenicity of green spaces can be estimated through application of the Index of Urban Green Zones Allergeni...
Presentation
ValoFor: Small Forests - Big Players, Valorizing small scale forestry for a bio-based economy. A ForestValue research project.
Experiment Findings
While we have ideas about the effect of single management actions on short and long-term forest growth and wood production (i.e. Jansson et al. 2017), the effect of complete management strategies has rarely been assessed on transnational level for wood production, ecosystem services and resilience (but see Nabuurs et al. 2018 for case studies on cl...
Experiment Findings
At present, major forest products in Europe are based on timber from coniferous forest in agreement with worldwide numbers (EOS 2018). The traditional production systems are, however, threatened by climate change and future timber supply was found to be seriously hampered by global warming (Hanewinkel et al. 2012). Hope comes from new industrial ut...
Research Proposal
The objective of ValoFor is to understand the contribution of small forest owners in the transition to a wood based bioeconomy by considering the perception and management strategies of small forest owners. This includes analyzing and comparing forest management strategies with respect to the potential timber supply, ecosystem services and forest r...
Experiment Findings
The “new” forest owners differ from previous generations in that they are more likely to live in an urban area, are less dependent of forest revenues as they work in other sectors, are higher educated, are older, and to a higher extent than before women. However, the changes in the perceptions of the forest owners are not fully considered in the an...
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Competition between individual trees is a major factor influencing the development of forests. However, due to the complexity of such interactions, that span over vast geographic areas, systematic analysis of competition has only recently become possible through the concepts of so-called predictive analytics. The rationale behind the utilised appro...
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There is a pressing need to take forests fully into account in city risk reduction and disaster management plans.

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... orientalis) shkakton alergji nga pjalmi dhe pushi i gjetheve, përveç pasojave nëntokësore të rrënjëve; edhe selvinë (C. sempervirens) shkakton alergji nga pjalmimi me anë të erës (Cariñanos et al., 2019). Mes tyre ka edhe të tilla që nuk dallohen për shumë veti zbukuruese, ose që nuk durojnë mirë kushtet natyrore (p.sh. A. negundo). ...
... The recognition of individual urban trees has gained interest in recent years by the scientific community, given the relevance of this information for more complex analyses such as the calculation of ecosystem services (Mongus et al. 2018;Richards and Edwards 2017). In this sense, a large number of urban tree mapping models have been created from remote sensing data in the last 5 years (Hartling et al. 2019;Katz et al. 2020). ...
... Urban green resources consist of standalone trees, parks, gardens, designed green areas, urban and peri-urban woodlands, and large green conservation areas. Trees reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations [1], minimize the occurrence of urban hazards (e.g., flooding, drought, and landslides) [2], ensure water security [3], and sustain and enhance biodiversity [4], in which the ecosystem can be balanced and regulated [5]. In urban and peri-urban areas, trees provide the aesthetic value [6] of the inhabited streetscape. ...