Special Issue "Forests and Climate Interactions"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (2 June 2023) | Viewed by 10308
Interests: environmental assessment; environmental restoration; climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; forestry
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Climate is an important influencing factor in plant communities, including forests, whose existence is limited in extreme conditions. However, at the same time, forests have the capacity to modify the climate. Evapotranspiration favours the formation of fog and precipitation, which in turn favours forest longevity. Forests may also influence hydrological cycles and, incidentally, the climate. In addition, forests are able to sequester CO2 from the atmosphere and fix it in tree tissue, reducing its atmospheric concentration. This process, which is critical to regulating the natural greenhouse effect, is altered by human action; deforestation destroys carbon sinks, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Thus, forest restoration can be encouraged as a climate change mitigation strategy. Climate change is altering regional climatic conditions, with different intensities and effects from region to region. These changes have a direct impact on forests, which are forced to adapt to the new conditions or disappear. In this Special Issue of Atmosphere, we will address climate–forests interactions, considering both the effects of climate and climate change on forests and the capacity of forests to influence climate.
Dr. Álvaro Enríquez-de-Salamanca
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- climate change impacts
- climate change adaptation
- climate change mitigation
- forest management
- carbon sequestration
- water cycle