Antoni Trasobares
 
Technical Director
 

 

 

EDUCATION

2000 – 2003

Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Planning, University of Joensuu, Finland

Doctor of Forestry

Modelling and management of uneven-aged pine forests in Catalonia, north-east Spain”: The main objective of the study was to develop models that permit management planning of uneven-aged P. sylvestris, P. nigra and P. halepensis forests in Catalonia. Individual-tree growth and yield models were developed to simulate the development of any type of pine stands and management in the region. In addition, different optimisation techniques were developed and tested, to show the use of modern planning techniques in Mediterranean forests.

 

1998 – 1999

Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu

Master Degree of Science in Forestry. Major in Forest Planning and Economics.

 

1996- 1998

University of Lleida, Spain -ETSEA-

Master Degree in Forestry Engineering specialising in Environmental Sciences.

 

1992– 1996

Politechnic University of Catalonia -ESAB-

Agricultural Engineering (Bachelor Degree). Specialising in Landscape planning.

 


WORKING EXPERIENCE

FORECO TECHNOLOGIES

November 2003-

- Developing different management planning applications:


(1) RODAL: Simulation-optimisation system for the management of any-aged stands in Spain. Authors: Pukkala, T., Trasobares, A., Palahí, M.
(2) MONTE: Forest planning system for Spanish forests. Authors: Pukkala, T., Trasobares, A., Palahí, M.
(3) ESCEN: Simulation system for scenario analysis in Spain. Authors: Pukkala, T., Trasobares, A.

 

- Developing growth and yield models for the main tree species in north-east of Spain.

- Developing growth and yield models for hardwoods plantations in Spain.

 

June 1999- November 2003

Forestry Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)
- Coordinator of the EFI Regional Project Centre for the Mediterranean (June 1999-February 2001).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Trasobares A., Pukkala T., Miina J. 2004. Growth and yield model for uneven-aged mixtures of Pinus sylvestris L. and Pinus nigra Arn. in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Annals of Forest Science 61 (1), 9-24.

Trasobares A. and Pukkala, T. 2004. Using past growth to improve individual-tree diameter growth models for uneven-aged mixtures of Pinus sylvestris L. and Pinus nigra Arn. in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Annals of Forest Science 61 (5), 409-417.

Trasobares A., Tomé M., Miina J. 2004. Growth and yield model for Pinus halepensis Mill. in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Forest Ecology and Management 203 (1-3): 49-62.

Trasobares A. and Pukkala, T. 2004. Optimising the management of uneven-aged Pinus sylvestris L. and Pinus nigra Arn. mixed stands in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Annals of Forest Science 61 (8), 747-758.

Trasobares, A. 2003. Modelling and management of uneven-aged pine forests in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Academic Dissertation. Research notes 155. Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu.

Gonzalez, J. R., Trasobares, A., Palahí, M., Pukkala, T. 2004. A fire risk model for forest stands in Catalonia. Annals of Forest Science. In print.

Palahí, M., Trasobares, A., Pukkala, T., 2005. Modelling the diameter distribution of the number of trees per hectare for Pinus sylvesris, Pinus nigra and Pinus halepensis forest stands in Catalonia using the Weibull function. Submitted to Forestry.

Palahí, M., Pukkala, T., Pascual, L., Trasobares, A. 2004. Examining alternative landscape metrics in ecological forest landscape planning: a case for capercaillie in Catalonia. Investigaciones Agrarias: Sist. Recur. For 13 (3).

Palahí, M., Tomé, M., Pukkala, T., Trasobares, A., Montero, G. 2004. Site-Index Model for Pinus sylvestris in north-east Spain. Forest Ecology and Management 187 (1): 35-47.

Palahí, M., Trasobares, A., Pukkala, T. 2003. Implementing individual-tree models for optimising stand-level management of P. sylvestris and P. nigra in Catalonia. IUFRO Symposium: Silviculture and sustainable management in mountain forests. Navarra, Spain.

Trasobares A. and Pukkala, T. 2004. Optimising the management of uneven-aged Abies alba Mill. stands in Catalonia, north-east Spain (I) . Manuscript.
Gonzalez J.R., Trasobares, A., Palahí, M. and Pukkala, T. Predicting tree survival in burned forests in Catalonia. Manuscript.

Trasobares, A., Palahi, M., Nousiainen, I., Silvennoinen, H., Tahvanainen, L., & Tyrväinen, L. 2000. The Quality of Rural Landscapes in Finland: The tourists' point of view. Manuscript 14 s. Tiivistelmä.

 

AWARDS

Tim Peck award for young scientists 2005. Award given by the European Foundation of Forest Research, for a significant contribution to European forest research during the last years.