Effects of Climate Change on Forests

Effects of Climate Change on Forests
Author: Fabrizio D'Aprile,Piermaria Corona
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0128151331
ISBN 13: 9780128151334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effects of Climate Change on Forests Book Review:

Effects of Climate Change on Forests: An Evidence-Based Primer for Sustainable Management of Temperate and Mediterranean Forests presents concepts, case studies and application techniques for theories on forest management under climate change. Readers will gain an understanding on how forest planning and management ties into the ecological functioning and resilience of forests by following variability in growth (or other processes) over time, a concept weakly implemented in traditional forest planning. This shift in focus has significant benefits, not only in better incorporating the services provided by forests, but also in opening up better adaptation planning. Outlines innovative tools to evaluate and assess forest management plans Provides guidelines and criteria for forest planning, sustainability and management techniques for adapting to climate change Helps the reader develop comprehensive forest management plans— complete with sylvicultural interventions—which account for uncertainties in climate change Ties directly into A for Climate project from the EU Commission as part of Horizon 2020

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America
Author: Aline Chiabai
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-09-25
ISBN 10: 1317961501
ISBN 13: 9781317961505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America Book Review:

The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial issue under debate is the impact on the welfare of current and future population, and the role of humans in the exploitation of natural resources. This is of particular importance in Central America, which it is amongst the richest and most threatened biodiversity regions on the Earth, and where the loss of ecosystems strongly affects its socio-economic vulnerability. This book addresses the impacts of climate and land-use change on tropical forest ecosystems in this important region, and assesses the expected economic costs if no policy action is taken, under different future scenarios and for different geographical scales. This innovative collection utilises both theoretical approaches and empirical results to provide a conceptual framework for an integrated analysis of climate and land-use change impacts on forest ecosystems and related economic effects, offering insight into the complex relationship between ecosystems and benefits to humans. This important contribution to forest ecosystems and climate change provides invaluable reading for students and scholars in the fields of environmental and ecological economics, environmental science and forestry, natural resource management, agriculture and climate change.

Managing Landscapes for Change

Managing Landscapes for Change
Author: Robert M. Scheller
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 3030620417
ISBN 13: 9783030620417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Landscapes for Change Book Review:

This book discusses how future landscapes will be shaped by pervasive change and where, when, and how society should manage landscapes for change. Readers will learn about the major anthropogenic drivers of landscape change, including climate change and human induced disturbance regimes, and the unique consequences that multiple and simultaneously occurring change agents can have on landscapes. The author uses landscape trajectories as a guide to selecting the appropriate course of action, and considers how landscape position, inertia, and direction will determine landscape futures. The author introduces the concept of landscapes as socio-technical-ecological systems (STES), which combines ecological and technological influences on future landscape change and the need for society to acknowledge both when considering landscape management. Thinking beyond solutions, the author identifies barriers to managing landscapes for change including the cost, cultural identity of local populations, and the fear of taking action under uncertain conditions. Nevertheless, processes, tools, and technologies exist for overcoming social and ecological barriers to managing landscapes for change, and continued investment in social and scientific infrastructure holds out hope for maintaining our landscape values even as we enter an era of unprecedented change and disruption.

Impacts of Climate Change on Tree Physiology and Responses of Forest Ecosystems

Impacts of Climate Change on Tree Physiology and Responses of Forest Ecosystems
Author: Mariangela Fotelli
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-12-27
ISBN 10: 9783036527505
ISBN 13: 3036527508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impacts of Climate Change on Tree Physiology and Responses of Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

Extreme climatic events, such as intense and prolonged droughts and heat waves, are occurring with increasing frequency and with pronounced impacts on forests. Forest trees, as long-lived organisms, need to develop adaptation mechanisms to successfully respond to such climatic extremes. Whether physiological adaptations on the tree level result in ecophysiological responses that ensure plasticity of forest ecosystems to climate change is currently in the core forest research. Within this Special Issue, forest species' responses to climatic variability were reported from diverse climatic zones and ecosystem types: from near-desert mountains in western USA to tropical forests in central America and Asia, and from Mediterranean ecosystems to temperate European forests. The clear effects of constraints related to climate change were evidenced on the tree level, such as in differentiated gene expression, metabolite abundance, sap flow rates, photosynthetic performance, seed germination, survival and growth, while on the ecosystem level, tree line shifts, temporal shifts in allocation of resources and species shifts were identified. Experimental schemes such as common gardens and provenance trails also provided long-term indications on the tolerance of forest species against drought and warming and serve to evaluate their performance under the predicted climate in near future. These findings enhance our knowledge on the potential resilience of forest species and ecosystems to climate change and provide an updated basis for continuing research on this topic.

Climate change vulnerability assessment of forests and forest dependent people

Climate change vulnerability assessment of forests and forest dependent people
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN 10: 9251319812
ISBN 13: 9789251319819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate change vulnerability assessment of forests and forest dependent people Book Review:

Negative impacts of climate change on forests threaten the delivery of crucial wood and non-wood goods and environmental services on which an estimated 1.6 billion people fully or partly depend. Assessment of the vulnerability of forests and forest-dependent people to climate change is a necessary first step for identifying the risks and the most vulnerable areas and people, and for developing measures for adaptation and targeting them for specific contexts. This publication provides practical technical guidance for forest vulnerability assessment in the context of climate change. It describes the elements that should be considered for different time horizons and outlines a structured approach for conducting these assessments. The framework will guide practitioners in conducting a step-by-step analysis and will facilitate the choice and use of appropriate tools and methods. Background information is provided separately in text boxes, to assist readers with differing amounts of experience in forestry, climate change and assessment practices. The publication will provide useful support to any vulnerability assessment with a forest- and tree-related component.

Forests Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Forests  Carbon Cycle and Climate Change
Author: Denis Loustau
Publsiher: Editions Quae
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 2759203840
ISBN 13: 9782759203840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forests Carbon Cycle and Climate Change Book Review:

"The results presented in this book summarize the main findings of the CARBOFOR project, which brought together 52 scientists from 14 research units to investigate the effects of future climate on the carbon cycle, the productivity and vulnerability of French forests. This book explains the current forest carbon cycle in temperate and Mediterranean climates, including the dynamics of soil carbon and the total carbon stock of French forests, based on forest inventories. It reviews and illustrates the main ground-based methods for estimating carbon stocks in tree biomass. Spatial variations in projected climate change over metropolitan France throughout the 21st century are described. The book then goes on to consider the impacts of climate change on tree phenology and forest carbon balance, evapotranspiration and production as well as their first order interaction with forest management alternatives. The impact of climate change on forest vulnerability is analysed. A similar simulation study was carried out for a range of pathogenic fungi, emphasizing the importance of both warming and precipitation changes. The consequences of climate change on the occurrence of forest fires and the forest carbon cycle in the Mediterranean zone are also considered."--Publisher.

Ontario s Forests and Forestry in a Changing Climate

Ontario s Forests and Forestry in a Changing Climate
Author: Stephen John Colombo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D027918023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ontario s Forests and Forestry in a Changing Climate Book Review:

This report updates a review of literature about the effects of global climate change on forest plants and communities published in 1998. The focus is on changes in Ontario predicted for forest fires, insect outbreaks, disease, forest growth, species composition, harvest rates, wood supply, genetics and regeneration, and carbon-based forest management.--Includes text from document.

Climate Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions

Climate Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions
Author: Roberto Tognetti,Melanie Smith,Pietro Panzacchi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2021-12-26
ISBN 10: 3030807673
ISBN 13: 9783030807672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions Book Review:

This open access book offers a cross-sectoral reference for both managers and scientists interested in climate-smart forestry, focusing on mountain regions. It provides a comprehensive analysis on forest issues, facilitating the implementation of climate objectives. This book includes structured summaries of each chapter. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, CLIMO has brought together scientists and experts in continental and regional focus assessments through a cross-sectoral approach, facilitating the implementation of climate objectives. CLIMO has provided scientific analysis on issues including criteria and indicators, growth dynamics, management prescriptions, long-term perspectives, monitoring technologies, economic impacts, and governance tools.

Water Climate Change and Forests

Water  Climate Change  and Forests
Author: Michael J. Furniss
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1437939848
ISBN 13: 9781437939842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Climate Change and Forests Book Review:

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Water from forested watersheds provides irreplaceable habitat for aquatic and riparian species and supports our homes, farms, industries, and energy production. Yet population pressures, land uses, and rapid climate change combine to seriously threaten these waters and the resilience of watersheds in most places. Forest land managers are expected to anticipate and respond to these threats and steward forested watersheds to ensure the sustained protection and provision of water and the services it provides. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: Forests and Water; Climate Change: Hydrologic Responses and Ecosystem Services; (3) Moving Forward: Think; Collaborate; Act; (4) Closing; (5) Examples of Watershed Stewardship. Illus.

India in a Warming World

India in a Warming World
Author: Navroz K. Dubash
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0199098395
ISBN 13: 9780199098392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

India in a Warming World Book Review:

Riven with scientific uncertainty, contending interests, and competing interpretations, the problem of climate change poses an existential challenge. For India, such a challenge is compounded by the immediate concerns of eradicating poverty and accelerating development. Moreover, India has played a relatively limited role thus far in causing the problem. Despite these complicating factors, India has to engage this challenge because a pathway to development innocent of climate change is no longer possible. The volume seeks to encourage public debate on climate change as part of India’s larger development discourse. This volume brings together leading researchers and practitioners—negotiators, activists, and policymakers—to lay out the emergent debate on climate change in India. Through these chapters, the contributors hope to deepen clarity both on why India should engage with climate change and how it can best do so, even while appreciating and representing the challenges inherent in doing so.

Climate Change and Forests

Climate Change and Forests
Author: Charlotte Streck,Robert O'Sullivan,Toby Janson-Smith,Richard Tarasofsky
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2009-10-30
ISBN 10: 9780815701484
ISBN 13: 0815701489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Forests Book Review:

The global climate change problem has finally entered the world's consciousness. While efforts to find a solution have increased momentum, international attention has focused primarily on the industrial and energy sectors. The forest, and land-use sector, however, remains one of the most significant untapped opportunities for carbon mitigation. The expiration of the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period in 2012 presents an opportunity for the international community to put this sector back on the agenda. In this timely, wide-ranging volume, an international team of experts explain the links between climate change and forests, highlighting the potential utility of this sector within emerging climate policy frameworks and carbon markets. After framing forestry activities within the larger context of climate-change policy, the contributors analyze the operation and efficacy of market-based mechanisms for forest conservation and climate change. Drawing on experiences from around the world, the authors present concrete recommendations for policymakers, project developers, and market participants. They discuss sequestration rights in Chile, carbon offset programs in Australia and New Zealand, and emerging policy incentives at all levels of the U.S. government. The book also explores the different voluntary schemes for carbon crediting, provides an overview of best practices in carbon accounting, and presents tools for use in future sequestration and offset programs. It concludes with consideration of various incentive options for slowing deforestation and protecting the world's remaining forests. Climate Change and Forests provides a realistic view of the role that the forest and land-use sector can play in a post-Kyoto regime. It will serve as a practical reference manual for anyone concerned about climate policy, including the negotiators working to define a robust and enduring international framework for addressing climate change.

The Impacts of Climate Change on Ontario s Forests

The Impacts of Climate Change on Ontario s Forests
Author: Stephen J. Colombo,Ontario Forest Research Institute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02067212P
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impacts of Climate Change on Ontario s Forests Book Review:

Reviews literature concerning the effects of global climate change on forest plants and communities, and provides opinions on the potential impacts that climate change may have on Ontario forests. Sections of the review discuss the following: the climate of Ontario in the 21st century as predicted by climate models; forest hydrology in relation to climate change; insects and climate change; impacts on fungi in the forest ecosystem; impacts on forest fires and their management; plant physiological responses; genetic implications of climate change; forest vegetation dynamics; the use of models in global climate change studies; and forest management responses to climate change.

Why Forests Why Now

Why Forests  Why Now
Author: Frances Seymour,Jonah Busch
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 1933286865
ISBN 13: 9781933286860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Forests Why Now Book Review:

Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time—averting climate change and promoting development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries. The good news is that the science, economics, and politics are aligned to support a major international effort over the next five years to reverse tropical deforestation. Why Forests? Why Now? synthesizes the latest evidence on the importance of tropical forests in a way that is accessible to anyone interested in climate change and development and to readers already familiar with the problem of deforestation. It makes the case to decisionmakers in rich countries that rewarding developing countries for protecting their forests is urgent, affordable, and achievable.

Trees and Global Warming

Trees and Global Warming
Author: William J. Manning
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN 10: 1108471781
ISBN 13: 9781108471787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trees and Global Warming Book Review:

Looks at the question: do forests cool or warm the atmosphere and reduce global warming?

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems
Author: Adam Markham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1998-07-31
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105023071561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

A collection of papers by experts in climatology, forestry, ecology, and conservation biology, providing an overview of the impact of climate change on tropical forests. Authors identify certain types of forest that may be particularly vulnerable, and show how global warming can aggravate problems in already fragmented forest areas. Subjects include relating tree physiology to past and future changes, responses of tropical trees to rainfall seasonality, and ecological implications of changes in drought patterns. Most papers were first presented at an April 1995 workshop. Reprinted from Climatic Change, vol. 39, nos. 2-3, 1998. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States
Author: Therese M. Poland,Toral Patel-Weynand,Deborah M. Finch,Chelcy Ford Miniat,Deborah C. Hayes,Vanessa M. Lopez
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN 10: 3030453677
ISBN 13: 9783030453671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States Book Review:

This open access book describes the serious threat of invasive species to native ecosystems. Invasive species have caused and will continue to cause enormous ecological and economic damage with ever increasing world trade. This multi-disciplinary book, written by over 100 national experts, presents the latest research on a wide range of natural science and social science fields that explore the ecology, impacts, and practical tools for management of invasive species. It covers species of all taxonomic groups from insects and pathogens, to plants, vertebrates, and aquatic organisms that impact a diversity of habitats in forests, rangelands and grasslands of the United States. It is well-illustrated, provides summaries of the most important invasive species and issues impacting all regions of the country, and includes a comprehensive primary reference list for each topic. This scientific synthesis provides the cultural, economic, scientific and social context for addressing environmental challenges posed by invasive species and will be a valuable resource for scholars, policy makers, natural resource managers and practitioners.

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options
Author: James M. Vose,Kier D. Klepzig
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN 10: 1466572760
ISBN 13: 9781466572768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options Book Review:

Forest land managers face the challenges of preparing their forests for the impacts of climate change. However, climate change adds a new dimension to the task of developing and testing science-based management options to deal with the effects of stressors on forest ecosystems in the southern United States. The large spatial scale and complex interactions make traditional experimental approaches difficult. Yet, the current progression of climate change science offers new insights from recent syntheses, models, and experiments, providing enough information to start planning now for a future that will likely include an increase in disturbances and rapid changes in forest conditions. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems provides a comprehensive analysis of forest management options to guide natural resource management in the face of future climate change. Topics include potential climate change impacts on wildfire, insects, diseases, and invasives, and how these in turn might affect the values of southern forests that include timber, fiber, and carbon; water quality and quantity; species and habitats; and recreation. The book also considers southern forest carbon sequestration, vulnerability to biological threats, and migration of native tree populations due to climate change. This book utilizes the most relevant science and brings together science experts and land managers from various disciplines and regions throughout the south to combine science, models, and on-the-ground experience to develop management options. Providing a link between current management actions and future management options that would anticipate a changing climate, the authors hope to ensure a broader range of options for managing southern forests and protecting their values in the future.

Preparing for Climate Change

Preparing for Climate Change
Author: British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Range. Climate Change Task Team
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00850978S
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tropical Forests and Adaptation to Climate Change

Tropical Forests and Adaptation to Climate Change
Author: Carmenza Robledo,Markku Kanninen,Lucio Pedroni
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9792446044
ISBN 13: 9789792446043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Change and Forest Soils

Global Change and Forest Soils
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2019-11-23
ISBN 10: 0444639993
ISBN 13: 9780444639998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Change and Forest Soils Book Review:

Global Change and Forest Soils: Cultivating Stewardship of a Finite Natural Resource, Volume 36, provides a state-of-the-science summary and synthesis of global forest soils that identifies concerns, issues and opportunities for soil adaptation and mitigation as external pressures from global changes arise. Where, how and why some soils are resilient to global change while others are at risk is explored, as are upcoming train wrecks and success stories across boreal, temperate, and tropical forests. Each chapter offers multiple sections written by leading soil scientists who comment on wildfires, climate change and forest harvesting effects, while also introducing examples of current global issues. Readers will find this book to be an integrated, up-to-date assessment on global forest soils. Presents sections on boreal, temperate and tropical soils for a diverse audience Serves as an important reference source for anyone interested in both a big-picture assessment of global soil issues and an in-depth examination of specific environmental topics Provides a unique synthesis of forest soils and their collective ability to respond to global change Offers chapters written by leading soil scientists Prepares readers to meet the daily challenges of drafting multi-resource environmental science and policy documents