Special Issue "Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Climate Change"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)
Prof. Dr. Rodney J. Keenan (Website)
The University of Melbourne 221 Bouverie St Carlton, VIC, 3053, Australia
Fax: +61 (0) 3 9349 4218
Interests: forests and climate change (mitigation and adaptation); forest assessment and planning; ecology and nutrient cycling; computer modelling of ecosystem functioning; forest and international development policy
Forests are a critical component of the global carbon cycle and have an important role in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. Forests will also be fundamentally affected by climate change in their composition, functioning and distribution. Different management approaches will be required that anticipate and address the potential implications of climate change whether forests are being managed primarily for conservation, production, protection or other uses. Forests are also a vital part of comprehensive, landscape-scale adaptation responses to climate change particularly in the developing world.
This special issue is seeking contributions on climate change adaptation in the management of planted and natural forests. It provides an opportunity for researchers to present the results of studies on the biophysical impacts of climate change on forests and for those working on potential management or policy responses to climate change. It aims to provide an up-to-date compendium of recent research in this field from around the world.
Prof. Dr. Rodney J. Keenan
- climate change
- adaptation response
- adaptive management
- sustainable forest management