D5.1 – Report on site selection for case studies
This deliverable is mainly based on the task 5.1 “Identifying, discussion and selection of suitable MagL cases”, coordinated by Seemla partner DAMT in collaboration with project partners from the test regions (SALIX, IBC &SB, BTU CS).
This task will give an overview on location and general properties of the preselected potential SEEMLA case study sites. This is the first task of WP 5 and it is a further refinement of the site selection to be implemented into the further investigations. One or two of the preselected case study sites will be finally chosen per country (see table 1). This selection step will be a first application and evaluation of tools developed in WP 6 for the SEEMLA approach and the results from WPs 2-4. The selected cases will especially highlight specific regional conditions to be evaluated, implemented and considered.
Nearby productive ecosystems (including forests etc.) or successional sites can serve as references for estimating the potentials of MagL. The first scenario will enable the assessment of good practice and the refinement of current practices, making them more sustainable (environmental, economic, social) and the second approach will transfer good practices to underused MagL.
Main factors amongst others for this selection will be the balance between costs and pursued information, the assessment of biomass productivity of the sites, current management status and possible changes, technical and financial resources for biomass exploitation, plant characteristics, and accessibility. Site preparation and installation of core sites for monitoring will be planned during this first task (see task 5.4).