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Forestry and Climate Change

By: Peter H Freer-Smith(Editor), MSJ Broadmeadow(Editor), JM Lynch(Editor)

253 pages, colour illustrations

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #181357 | ISBN-13: 9781845935962
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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face – both in terms of its potential impact on our societies and the earth, and the scale of international co-operation that is needed to confront it. Emerging as a component of the international dialogue on the environment and climate, the role of forests in influencing earth systems will need to be assessed.

Drawing together perspectives from researchers and policy makers, Forestry and Climate Change explores how forests will interact with the physical and natural world, and with human society as the climate changes. Also considered is how the world's forests can be managed to contribute to the mitigation of climate change and to maximize the full range of economic and non-market benefits. Providing an examination of the science, a detailed consideration of the science policy interface and the international frameworks and conventions, Forestry and Climate Change is valuable reading for all those interested in sustainable forest management, climate change and the associated environmental sciences.


I Introduction
1. Personal Introduction - Rt. Hon. Lord Clark of Windermere
2. Forests and Climate Change: the Knowledge-base for Action - P.H.Freer-Smith, M.S.J.Broadmeadow and J.M.Lynch

II Climate Change, Forestry and the Science-Policy Interface
3. Present and Future Global Carbon Sources and Sinks - M.Heimann
4. Global Forest Sector: Trends, Threats and Opportunities - R.Seppälä
5. Carbon Sequestration as a Forestry Opportunity in a Changing Climate - J.Burley, J.Ebeling and P.M.Costa
6. Forests and Climate Change: Global Understandings and Possible Responses - S.Dresner, P.Ekins, K.McGeevor and J.Tomei
7. The Forest Science-Policy Interface - L.G.M.Filho

III Forestry Options for Contributing to Climate Change Mitigation
8. Causes of Gaps Between Perceived Potentials and Actual Implementation of Forest-sector Mitigation Activities - S.Brown and W.Kurz
9. Forests Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere: Spruce Forest Tales! - S.Linder and P.G.Jarvis
10. Afforestation, Reforestation and Reduced Deforestation to Sequester Carbon and Reduce Emissions - B.Schlamadinger and T.Johns
11. Energy and Fuelwood - R.E.H.Sims
12. Carbon in Wood Products and Product Substitution - R.W.Matthews, K.Robertson, G.Marland and E.Marland
13. Towards a High Resolution Forest Carbon Balance for Europe Based on Inventory Data - G-J.Nabuurs, B.Vanderwerf, N.Heidema and I.van den Wyngaert
14. Forestry in Europe Under Changing Climate and Land Use - J.Eggers, M.Lindner, S.Zudin, S.Zaehle, J.Liski and G-J.Nabuurs

IV Impacts of Climate Change on Forests: Options for Adaptation
15. Soils and Waste Management: A Challenge to Climate Change - J.S.Schepers and J.M.Lynch
16. Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Soil Carbon: Principles, Factors, Models, Uncertainties - M. Reichstein
17. Direct Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide on Forest Tree Productivity - D.F. Karnosky, M.Tallis, J.Darbah and G.Taylor
18. Impacts of Climate Change on Natural and Semi-Natural Forest Ecosystem - D.Loustau, J.Ogée, E.Dufrêne, M.Déqué, J.-L.Dupouey, V.Badeau, N.Viovy, P.Ciais, M.-L.Desprez-Loustau, A.Roques, I.Chuine and F.Mouillot
19. Forest Responses to Global Change in North America: Interacting Forces Define a Research Agenda - A.M.Solomon and P.H.Freer-Smith

V National and International Frameworks: Current and Future Policy
20. National Forest Monitoring Systems: Purposes, Options and Status - P.Holmgren and L-G. Marklund
21. Conservation of Biodiversity in Boreal Forests: the Russian Experience - V.Teplyakov
22. International Forest Policy and Options for Climate Change Forest Policy in Developing Countries - S.Jauregui
23. Addressing Deforestation and Forest Degradation Through International Policy - G.Badiozamani

VI Implications for Future Forestry and Related Environmental and Development Policy
24. Risks and Uncertainties - W.Harper and R.S.Swift
25. Governance and Climate Change - M.S.J.Sangster and M.Dudley
26. Response of the Forestry Sector - M.S.J.Broadmeadow and J-M.Carnus
27. Commercial and Project-based Responses and Associated Research Initiatives in the Forest Sector - P.J.Hanson and W.Kurz
28. Forests and Climate Change: Conclusions and the Way Forward - T.Rollinson

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