Managing Boreal Forests in the Context of Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Climate Change Mitigation

Seppo Kellomaki

December 20, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 365 Pages - 16 Color & 184 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498771269 - CAT# K29427

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Features

  • Discusses the sustainable management of boreal forests under conditions of climate change.
  • Combines experimental and modelling approaches to discuss how to use climate change to one's advantage and adapt managed boreal forests to climate change.
  • Explores how to mitigate the effects of climate change in sustainable management of boreal forests by controlling the carbon cycle.

Summary

In many places in the world, forests dominate landscapes and provide various products. Future climate change could profoundly alter the productivity of forest ecosystems and species composition. Until now, climate impact research has primarily focused on the likely impacts of rise in temperature, increased atmospheric CO2 concentration, and varying precipitation on unmanaged forests. The issue that now needs to be addressed is how to sustainably manage climate change for timber production and biomass. Though climate change is a global issue, impacts on forests depend on local environmental conditions and management methods, so this book will look at the issue under varying local contexts.