Effects of Climate Change on Forests: An Evidence-Based Primer for Sustainable Management of Temperate and Mediterranean Forests presents concepts, case studies and the application of theories about forest management under climate change. It provides invaluable insight into how forest planning and management tie into the ecological functioning and resilience of the forest, and does so by utilizing a concept weakly implemented in traditional forest planning: namely, by following the variability in growth, and other processes, over time. This shift in focus better incorporates the services provided by forests and allows for better adaptation planning to help temperate forests not only survive but thrive in the face of climate change. Real-world case studies demonstrate how to effectively manage temperate forests under climate change, using the results of evidence-based research.
2. Effects of climate change on temperate forests
3. Stressors, resilience, and growth in temperate forests under climate change
4. Adaptation and mitigation
5. Dendroclimatology: Trends in climate variability and trends in forest growth
6. Forest planning and management: An overview on traditional concepts and criteria
7. Using climate variability in forest planning and management
Fabrizio D'Aprile is registered as an expert for project evaluation by the European Commission, directly involved as an expert in Horizon 2020 for project evaluation, and a peer reviewer with international scientific journals. He has significantly contributed to the development of the guidelines for management of the Italian forests under climate change.
Piermaria Corona is the current Director at the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) in Italy, and has previously led the Department for Innovation in the Biological, Agro-Food and Forest Systems at the University of Tuscia. Dr. Corona has authored over 400 scientific and technical publications in the field of forestry and environmental sciences and 14 books.