Language: English with tetralingual summary in English, French, German, and Welsh
Human-induced climate change has become increasingly important in our everyday lives and, inevitably, will continue to do so. This Bulletin describes current thinking on the most likely effects of climate change on UK forests and woodlands.
Predicted changes in the main environmental drivers – temperature, water availability, wind and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels – are discussed, together with their potential impacts on forest growth and the incidence of pests and diseases. The Bulletin also explores the implications of environmental change for semi-natural woodland ecosystems and for species choice in managed forests.
The Bulletin is recommended reading for forest managers and advisers, students and all those with an interest in the consequences of global change to our forests.