Documentation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1) FAQ's 'I+ Trainer' (PDF)

 

I+ Software User Manuals

2) 'I+ Trainer' User Manual (PDF)

3) 'I+ Manager' User Manual (PDF)

 

Marteloscopes

4) Marteloscope contact list (PDF)

5) Tree Microhabitat Catalogue

 The catalogue offers an accessible typology for identifying small and valuable structures for biodiversity. It was developed by a experts and serves as a field guide. The vast array of existing tree microhabitats (TreMs) is subdivided into a few concise categories of saproxylic (cavities, injuries and wounds, bark, deadwood) and epixylic (deformations, epiphytes, nests) structures that can serve as shelter or home for different flora and fauna. TreMs are input for elaborating a habitat value for each tree in a Marteloscope. This information can be retrieved in the course of field exercises using the I+ software. It is available in the following languages:

TreMs_Catalogue_en

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, North Macedonian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian

6) The tree microhabitat catalogue App

The phone App was developed as a mobile field support for identifying biodiversity relevant tree microhabitat structures. Its content mirrors the tree microhabitat catalogue and is currently available in the following languages: Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese. The App is freely available and runs on Android and Apple devices.

Google Play Store (Link)

App Store (Link)

 

7) Marteloscope Data Entry Sheet: template for submitting marteloscope dataset to 'I+ Data Repository' (XLS)

 

8) Marteloscope exercises – 'guidance for trainers' (PDF)

 

9) How to set up a marteloscope (PDF)

 

10) Activity fact sheets of events around marteloscopes

        - April 2017 to April 2020 (PDF)

        - December 2013 to March 2017 (PDF)

11) "Wise use of our forests: the integrative approach". 20 minute feature film in three languages (English, German and French). Subtitles are also available in Spanish, Catalan and Italian. 

 

Links to related projects 

- "Projekt Dauerwald“ coordinated by Arbeitsgemeinschaft Naturgemäße Waldwirtschaft (ANW) - Bundesverband Deutschland (Website in German)

- Project "Establishment of five marteloscopes in Luxembourg" is implemented for Pro Silva Luxembourg 

 

Publications

Cosyns, H., Joa, B., Mikoleit, R., Krumm, F., Schuck, A., Winkel, G., Schulz, T., 2020. Resolving the trade-off between production and biodiversity conservation in integrated forest management: comparing tree selection practices of foresters and conservationistsBiodiversity and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-02046-x 

Cosyns, H., Kraus, D., Krumm, F., Schulz, T., Pyttel, P., 2018. Reconciling the trade-off between economic and ecological objectives in habitat-tree selection: A comparison between students, foresters and forestry trainers. Forest Science. Volume 65. Issue 2. 223–234.

Integrate+, 2013. What are marteloscopes? Integrate+ project handout. 2p. (PDF)

Integrate+, 2014. Integrate+ software tables - hardware specifications. Integrate+ booklet. 4p. (PDF)

Joa, B., Paulus, A., Mikoleit, R., Winkel, G., 2020. Decision Making in Tree Selection – Contemplating Conflicting Goals via Marteloscope Exercises. Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History, 7(1): 3, 1–14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16993/rl.60

Kraus, D., Schuck, A., Krumm, F., Bütler, R., Cosyns, H., Courbaud, B., Larrieu, L., Mergner, U., Pyttel, P., Varis, S., Wilhelm, G., Witz, M., Zenner, E. and Zudin, S., 2018. Seeing is building better understanding - the Integrate+ marteloscopes. Integrate+ Technical Report. Marteloscopes (2018) 26:3.

Kraus, D., Schuck, A., 2017. Wise use of our forests: the integrative approach. Integrate+ Film script. http://integrateplus.eu/index.html

Kraus, D., Schuck, A., 2016. Mikrohabitatstrukturen im Wald: Ein Schlüssel zur Erhaltung von gefährdeten Arten. Anliegen Natur 38 (1), 2016. 99 – 101.

Kraus, D., Bütler, R., Krumm, F., Lachat, T., Larrieu, L., Mergner, U., Paillet, Y., Rydkvist, T., Schuck, A., and Winter, S., 2016. Smart phone application: Catalogue of tree microhabitats - field reference list. App contents derived from: Catalogue of tree microhabitats - field reference list. Integrate+ Technical Paper No. 13. 16 p. European Forest Institute, 2016. App: Lisa Apfelbacher (illustrations), Sebastian Walker and Andreas Schuck (design), walkermedia systems (development).

Kraus, D., Bütler, R., Krumm, F., Lachat, T., Larrieu, L., Mergner, U., Paillet, Y., Rydkvist, T., Schuck, A., and Winter, S., 2016. Catalogue of tree microhabitats – Reference field list. Integrate+ Technical Paper 13. 16 p.

Kraus, D., Mergner, U., Schuck, A., Krumm, F., Haussmann, T., 2016. Integrate+: Wieviel Naturschutz kann der bewirtschaftete Wald leisten? Der Dauerwald – Zeitschrift für naturgemäβe Waldwirtschaft. Ausgabe 54, August 2016.  33-38.

Krumm, F., Schuck, A., Rigling, A. (eds), 2020. How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation – a view across Europe. European Forest Institute (EFI); Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf. 644 p.

Krumm, F., Schuck, A., Rigling, A. (eds), 2020. How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation – A view across Europe. European Forest Institute (EFI); Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmendorf. 644 p. (Link to download)

Krumm, F., Rigling, A., Bollman, K., Brang, P., Dürr, C., Gessler, A., Schuck, A., Schulz-Marty T., Winkel, G., 2020. Synthesis: Improving biodiversity conservation in European managed forests needs pragmatic, courageous, and regionally-rooted management approaches. In Krumm, F., Schuck, A., Rigling, A. (eds): How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation – A view across Europe. European Forest Institute (EFI); Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmendorf. 608-633. (Link to download)

Krumm, F., Bollmann, K., Brang, P., Schulz-Marty, T., Küchli, C., Schuck, A., Rigling, A., 2020. Context and solutions for integrating nature conservation into forest management: an overview. In Krumm, F., Schuck, A., Rigling, A. (eds): How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation – A view across Europe. European Forest Institute (EFI); Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmendorf. 10-25. (Link to download)

Krumm, F., Lachat T., Schuck, A.,  Bütler, R., Kraus, D., 2019. Marteloskope als Trainingstools zur Förderung und Erhaltung von Habitatbäumen im Wald. Schweizerische Z. Forstwes. 170 (2019) 2: 86-93.

Larrieu, L., Cabanettes, A., Courbaud, B., Goulard, M., Heintz, W., Kozák, D., Kraus, D., Lachat, T., Ladet, S., Müller, J., Paillet, Y., Schuck, A., Stillhard, J., Svoboda, M., 2021. Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: A method to simplify routine monitoring. Ecological Indicators 127 (2021) 107757. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107757

Larrieu, L., Paillet, Y, Winter, S., Bütler, R., Kraus, D., Krumm, F, Lachat, T, Michel, A., Regnery, B., Vandekerkhove, K., 2018. Tree related microhabitats in temperate and Mediterranean European forests: A hierarchical typology for inventory standardization. Ecological Indicators 84: 194–207.

Pyttel P., Kraus, D., Schuck, A., Krumm, F., Bauhus, J., 2018. Mit „Marteloskopen“ lehren und lernen. AFZ-DerWald 4/2018. 26 – 29.

Rojo Serrano, L., 2019. Incorporación de España a la red Europea para la integración de la protección de la biodiversidad en la gestión forestal - Red Integrate (Incorporation of Spain into the European Network INTEGRATE which promotes and advances forest management approaches for the integration of nature conservation into sustainable forest management - Network Integrate). Subdirección General de Políti ca Forestal y Lucha contra la Desertificación. Dirección General de Biodiversidad, Bosques y Desertificación. Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico. Technical Report. 92 p. (PDF)

Santopuoli G., di Cristofaro M., Kraus D., Schuck A., Lasserre B., Marchetti M., 2019. Biodiversity conservation and wood production in a Natura 2000 Mediterranean forest. A trade-off evaluation focused on the occurrence of microhabitats. iForest 12: 76-84. – doi: 10.3832/ifor2617-011 [online 2019-01-24]

Schuck, A., Kraus, D., Krumm, F., Zudin, S., 2020. Marteloscopes – a key instrument for fact-based learning, understanding, and the exchange of knowledge on forests and their management (Box C4). In Krumm, F., Schuck, A., Rigling, A. (eds): How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation – A view across Europe. European Forest Institute (EFI); Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmendorf. 256-258. (Link to download)

Schuck, A. and Nikinmaa, L., 2020. Monitavotteinen metsänhoito vastaa vaatimusten kirjoon (“Multiobjective forest management answers to the different demands”). H. Mattila (Ed.), Elämän verkko: Luonnon monimuotoisuutta edistämässä (“The net of life: enhancing biodiversity”). (1 ed., pp. 260-270). Gaudeamus.

Schuck, A., Kraus, D., 2018. Marteloskope und Bedeutung der Baum-Mikrohabitate. AFZ-DerWald Nr. 3/2018. S. 12.

Schuck, A., Kraus, D., Krumm, F., Held, A., Schmitt, H., 2015. Integrate+ Marteloscopes – Calibrating silvicultural decision making. Integrate+ Technical Paper No. 1. 12 p. Available in (PDF EN) and (PDF DE).

Schuck, A., Krumm, F., Kraus, D., 2015. Integrate+ marteloscopes - Description of parameters and assessment procedures. Integrate+ Technical Paper No. 18. 16 p. (PDF)

Spatially explicit database of tree related microhabitats (TreMs), 2020. Hosted at the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). https://doi.org/10.15468/ocof3v