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With climate change now charging up the political agenda, there are three issues commonly making the headlines: carbon budgets, renewable energy, and the anticipated impacts of climate change. Equally important, though currently less well covered, is the issue how these effects might be mitigated.
Given the significant role that forests play in the climate system – as sources, sinks, and through carbon trading – Managing Forest Ecosystems: The Challenge of Climate Change discusses the current scientific evidence on the relationships between climate, forest resources and forest management practices around the world.
Drawing on expertise from forest scientists from several continents, Managing Forest Ecosystems: The Challenge of Climate Change presents both in depth analysis of the current knowledge, and a series of case studies which assess the biological and the economic impacts of climate change. It includes sections on forest responses to climate change, monitoring and modeling changes, economic and management implications, and carbon sequestration under specific management systems.
Managing Forest Ecosystems: The Challenge of Climate Change will form a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students dealing with sustainable forestry, climate change issues and the effects of climate change on natural resource management.
Part A: Introduction
1. Introduction; F. Bravo et al.
Part B: Overview of Climate Change and Forest Responses
2. A mechanistic view of the capacity of forests to cope with climate change; F. Valladares
3. Greenhouse gas emissions from temperate mountain forests; R. Jandl et al.
Part C: Monitoring and Modeling
4. Estimating carbon stocks and stock changes in forests: linking models and data across scales; V. LeMay, W. Kurz
5. Forest eco-physiological models and carbon sequestration; T. Keenan et al.
6. Influence of climatic variables on crown condition in pine forests of Northern Spain; A.V. Sanz-Ros et al.
Part D: Economic and Management Impacts
7. Influence of carbon sequestration in an optimal set of coppice rotations for Eucalyptus plantations; L. Diaz-Balteiro, L.C. Estraviz-Rodriguez
8. Use of forest and wood products to mitigate climate change; L. Valsta et al.
9. Biomass forest in Sweden and carbon emissions balance; T. Johansson
10. Taper equations and wood products: Assessing the carbon flow of the forest through its products; I. Lizarralde et al.
11. Forest management strategies and carbon sequestration; F. Bravo et al.
12. Analysing the effects of forest structure on carbon stocks and timber production under changing management and climate; J. Garcia-Gonzalo et al.
Part E: Case Studies
13. Carbon sequestration in Mediterranean pine forests; M. del Rio et al.
14. Carbon sequestration of Ponderosa pine plantations in northwestern Patagonia; P. Laclau et al.
15. Assessing pine wilt disease risk under a climate change scenario in northwestern Spain; G. Perez et al.
16. Dynamics of soils carbon in primary and secondary tropical forests in Colombia; F.H. Moreno, S.F. Oberbauer
17. Carbon sequestration potential of mangroves in southeast Asia; M.N. Suratman
18. Silviculture and carbon sequestration in Mediterranean oak forests; I. Canellas et al.