Special Issue "Planted Forests and Climate Change—Selected Papers from the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (11 August 2018).
Interests: planted forest; forest adaptation to climate change; forest management; integrated risk management in forest; tools decision makers in forest sector; REINFFORCE infrastructure
Planted forests, as other forests, will be significantly affected by climate change, as described by other guest editors. Plantations offer the opportunity to have more influence on the regeneration process than with natural regeneration. A better reactivity also means an increased responsibility of forest manager making decisions in a highly uncertain environment. The intensity of global change at a global level is uncertain as it is driven by political process, such as COP21 and innovation for a fossil carbon free economy. At a local level, whatever climate scenarios we consider, to have an accurate estimate on how climate will evolve in the next decades, and to know how it will affect the survival of trees, the growth and health of our forests are extremely difficult. Thus, as in planted forests human decisions orient a lot future ecosystem services, we need to provide information to decision makers about the climatic uncertainties, the adaptability of genetic resources, the best management options to improve stand resilience and cope with future climate in a given area. In addition, we need to be able to quantify the risk associated to choices made in order to add value to empirical decisions. Thus, climate/site/genetic interactions have to be more accurately explored and infrastructures for research on adaptation to climate change need to be further developed.
Dr. Christophe Orazio
Dr. Elena Paoletti
Dr. Margarida Tomé
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- Tree species selection (site/climate/genetic interaction)
- Multirisk analysis
- Integrated Risk management
- Sustainability and risk indicators
- Decision tools for Forest Management and decision-makers