Effects of Climate Change on Forests

Effects of Climate Change on Forests

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

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Fabrizio D'Aprile, Piermaria Corona
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150245

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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 to 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.

Key Features

  • Outlines innovative practices to evaluate and assess forest management plans
  • Provides guidelines and criteria to help forest planning, forest sustainability, and forest management adapt to climate change
  • Assists the reader to develop comprehensive forest management plans, complete with sylvicultural interventions, which account for the uncertainties of climate change


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. 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150245

About the Authors

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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