Effects of Climate Change on Forests - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128150245

Effects of Climate Change on Forests

1st Edition

An Evidence-Based Primer for Sustainable Management of Temperate and Mediterranean Forests

Authors: Fabrizio D'Aprile Piermaria Corona
Paperback ISBN: 9780128150245
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st December 2019
Page Count: 220
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Researchers and practitioners in the areas of forestry, natural resource management, environmental science, biological sciences, ecology; public and private forest planners, consultants and managers; conservationists; those involved in the carbon exchange market, climatologists, regional planners

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Climate change: expected and experimented effects on temperate forests
    3. Influence of forests on climate
    4. Resilience, stressors, and growth in temperate forests
    5. Forest planning and management: an overview on traditional concepts and criteria
    6. Variability in climate and forest growth at the regional and local scale
    7. Dendroclimatology.  Trends in climate variability and trends in forest growth
    8. Using climate variability in forest planning and management
    9. Case studies

Details

No. of pages:
220
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128150245

About the Author

Fabrizio D'Aprile

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, Arezzo, Italy

Piermaria Corona

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, Arezzo and Professor, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy

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