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Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems Book
Author : Adam Markham
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-11
ISBN : 9401727309
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change represents one of the most alarming long-term threats to ecosystems the world over. This new collection of papers provides, for the first time, an overview of the potentially serious impact that climate change may have on tropical forests. The authors, a multi-disciplinary group of leading experts in climatology, forestry, ecology and conservation biology, present a state-of-knowledge snapshot of how tropical forests are likely to react to the changes being wrought on our planet's atmosphere and climate. Tropical forests represent extraordinary harbours for biological diversity, and yet as deforestation and degradation continue apace, they are under greater pressure from human impacts than ever before. Climate change adds yet another threat to these valuable ecosystems, and this volume demonstrates just how significant a problem this may really be. The authors identify certain types of forest, including tropical montane cloud forest that may be particularly vulnerable. They also show the strong likelihood of global warming aggravating problems in already fragmented forest areas.

Effects of Climate Change on Forests

Effects of Climate Change on Forests Book
Author : Fabrizio D'Aprile,Piermaria Corona
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN : 0128151331
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 application techniques for theories on forest management under climate change. Readers will gain an understanding on how forest planning and management ties into the ecological functioning and resilience of forests by following variability in growth (or other processes) over time, a concept weakly implemented in traditional forest planning. This shift in focus has significant benefits, not only in better incorporating the services provided by forests, but also in opening up better adaptation planning. Outlines innovative tools to evaluate and assess forest management plans Provides guidelines and criteria for forest planning, sustainability and management techniques for adapting to climate change Helps the reader develop comprehensive forest management plans— complete with sylvicultural interventions—which account for uncertainties in climate change Ties directly into A for Climate project from the EU Commission as part of Horizon 2020

Forestry and Climate Change

Forestry and Climate Change Book
Author : Peter H. Freer-Smith,Mark S.J. Broadmeadow,Jim M. Lynch
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 1845932951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face - both in terms of its potential impact on our societies and the earth, and the scale of international co-operation that is needed to confront it. Emerging as a component of the international dialogue on the environment and climate, the role of forests in influencing earth systems will need to be assessed. Drawing together perspectives from researchers and policy makers, this book explores how forests will interact with the physical and natural world, and with human society as the climate changes. Also considered is how the world's forests can be managed to contribute to the mitigation of climate change and to maximize the full range of economic and non-market benefits. Providing an examination of the science, a detailed consideration of the science policy interface and the international frameworks and conventions, this book is valuable reading for all those interested in sustainable forest management, climate change and the associated environmental sciences.

Managing Forest Ecosystems The Challenge of Climate Change

Managing Forest Ecosystems  The Challenge of Climate Change Book
Author : Felipe Bravo,Valerie LeMay,Robert Jandl,Klaus Gadow
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-05-20
ISBN : 1402083432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate changes, particularly warming trends, have been recorded around the globe. For many countries, these changes in climate have become evident through insect epidemics (e.g., Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in Western Canada, bark beetle in secondary spruce forests in Central Europe), water shortages and intense forest fires in the Mediterranean countries (e.g., 2005 droughts in Spain), and unusual storm activities (e.g., the 2004 South-East Asia Tsunami). Climate changes are expected to impact vegetation as manifested by changes in vegetation extent, migration of species, tree species composition, growth rates, and mortality. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has included discussions on how forests may be impacted, and how they may be used to mitigate the impacts of changes in climate, to possibly slow the rate of change. This book provides current scientific information on the biological and economical impacts of climate changes in forest environments, as well as information on how forest management activities might mitigate these impacts, particularly through carbon sequestration. Case studies from a wide geographic range are presented. This information is beneficial to managers and researchers interested in climate change and impacts upon forest environments and economic activities. This volume, which forms part of Springer’s book series Managing Forest Ecosystems, presents state-of-the-art research results, visions and theories, as well as specific methods for sustainable forest management in changing climatic conditions.

Approaches to Predicting Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Disease

Approaches to Predicting Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Disease Book
Author : Ned B. Klopfenstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Predicting climate change influences on forest diseases will foster forest management practices that minimize adverse impacts of diseases. Precise locations of accurately identified pathogens and hosts must be documented and spatially referenced to determine which climatic factors influence species distribution. With this information, bioclimatic models can predict the occurrence and distribution of suitable climate space for host and pathogen species under projected climate scenarios. Predictive capacity is extremely limited for forest pathogens because distribution data are usually lacking. Using Armillaria root disease as an example, predictive approaches using available data are presented.

USDA Forest Service Global Change Research Program Highlights 1991 95

USDA Forest Service Global Change Research Program Highlights  1991 95 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download USDA Forest Service Global Change Research Program Highlights 1991 95 book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America Book
Author : Aline Chiabai
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-09-25
ISBN : 1317961501
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial issue under debate is the impact on the welfare of current and future population, and the role of humans in the exploitation of natural resources. This is of particular importance in Central America, which it is amongst the richest and most threatened biodiversity regions on the Earth, and where the loss of ecosystems strongly affects its socio-economic vulnerability. This book addresses the impacts of climate and land-use change on tropical forest ecosystems in this important region, and assesses the expected economic costs if no policy action is taken, under different future scenarios and for different geographical scales. This innovative collection utilises both theoretical approaches and empirical results to provide a conceptual framework for an integrated analysis of climate and land-use change impacts on forest ecosystems and related economic effects, offering insight into the complex relationship between ecosystems and benefits to humans. This important contribution to forest ecosystems and climate change provides invaluable reading for students and scholars in the fields of environmental and ecological economics, environmental science and forestry, natural resource management, agriculture and climate change.

Climate Change and Forest Ecosystems

Climate Change and Forest Ecosystems Book
Author : Silvia Lac,Mark P. McHenry
Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 9781631177484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on climate change and forest ecosystems (impacts, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation), and includes work from various international institutions that consider forests as part of the solution to address climate change. The book aims to increase the understanding of forest ecosystems dynamics in response to a changing climate; to address deforestation; and maximise carbon sequestration in forests and forest products. Community and political issues involved at various project and ecosystem scales are discussed in detail. By advancing and exchanging knowledge that is complimentary to the UNFCCC-IPCC framework, our team of editors and authors hope to add a valuable contribution to address global climate change in relation to forestry and forest ecosystems in vulnerable locations. It includes work from various institutions and international contributors. Book chapters include a wide variety of topics on climate change impacts, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation of forests. Our team of editors, reviewers, and authors are honoured to be part of this project; truly an example of international co-operation and articulation within the climate change community.

Productivity of America s Forests and Climate Change

Productivity of America s Forests and Climate Change Book
Author : Richard A. Birdsey
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780788127649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Analyzes the impacts of elevated carbon dioxide & climate change on forested ecosystems, & the economic feedbacks on harvest patterns & vegetation change on private timberlands in the U.S. Used as a framework linking general circulation model output, an ecosystem model (TEM), models of the forest sector, & a carbon accounting model. Future climates are described with output from the different models. The strong demand for wood products in the future dampens any positive growth effects on forests, for all but the maximum scenario. Charts, tables & maps.

Forests Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Forests  Carbon Cycle and Climate Change Book
Author : Denis Loustau
Publisher : Quae
Release : 2010-03-04
ISBN : 275920989X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The results presented in this book summarize the main findings of the CARBOFOR project, which brought together 52 scientists from 14 research units to investigate the effects of future climate on the carbon cycle, the productivity and vulnerability of French forests. This book explains the current forest carbon cycle in temperate and Mediterranean climates, including the dynamics of soil carbon and the total carbon stock of French forests, based on forest inventories. It reviews and illustrates the main ground-based methods for estimating carbon stocks in tree biomass. Spatial variations in projected climate change over metropolitan France throughout the 21st century are described. The book then goes on to consider the impacts of climate change on tree phenology and forest carbon balance, evapotranspiration and production as well as their first order interaction with forest management alternatives. The impact of climate change on forest vulnerability is analysed. A similar simulation study was carried out for a range of pathogenic fungi, emphasizing the importance of both warming and precipitation changes. The consequences of climate change on the occurrence of forest fires and the forest carbon cycle in the Mediterranean zone are also considered.A valuable reference for researchers and academics, forest engineers and managers, and graduate level students in forest ecology, ecological modelling and forestry.

Global Climate Change and Human Impacts on Forest Ecosystems

Global Climate Change and Human Impacts on Forest Ecosystems Book
Author : J. Puhe,B. Ulrich
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 3642595316
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The inclusion of forests as potential biological sinks in the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1997 has attracted international attention and again has put scientific and political focus on the world's forests, regarding their state and development. The international discus sion induced by the Kyoto Protocol has clearly shown that not only the tropical rain forests are endangered by man's activities, but also that the forest ecosystems of boreal, temperate, mediterranean and subtropical regions have been drastically modified. Deforestation on a large scale, burning, over-exploitation, and the degra dation of the biological diversity are well-known symptoms in forests all over the world. This negative development happens in spite of the already existing knowledge of the benefits of forests on global energy and water regimes, the biogeochemical cycling of carbon and other elements as well as on the biological and cultural diversity. The reasons why man does not take care of forests properly are manifold and complex and there is no easy solution how to change the existing negative trends. One reason that makes it so difficult to assess the impacts of human activity on the future development of forests is the large time scale in which forests react, ranging from decades to centuries.

Assessing Potential Biophysical and Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change on Forest based Communities

Assessing Potential Biophysical and Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change on Forest based Communities Book
Author : T. B. Williamson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report presents methods for assessing the potential biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change at scales relevant to forest-based communities. The methods are tested and demonstrated by estimating such impacts for the community of Vanderhoof, British Columbia. First, spatially referenced climate histories and climate scenarios are developed for a 200 km 200 km study area surrounding Vanderhoof. Second, these climate data are linked to new models and methods for projecting changes in productivity, species, and wildfire risk under conditions of climate change. Third, methods for linking changes in productivity to potential changes in harvest rate and then to potential changes in aggregate household income are developed and applied. Finally, an approach for linking, presenting, and comparing the results from the various methods is presented. This approach takes account of both climate change and parallel socioeconomic changes occurring in a communitys external environment and acknowledges the inherent uncertainty in climate and socioeconomic scenarios. The approach is based on the development of multitiered scenario radar maps, which are then compressed into a single radar map providing a concise summary of potential climate impacts on a particular community. The assessment of community vulnerability tends to be specific to a particular location. Nevertheless, the Vanderhoof case study highlights areas where forest-based communities may be uniquely exposed, sensitive, and therefore potentially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Climate change may increase fire risk in forests surrounding communities. It is also likely to affect timber supplies (positively, negatively, or both), thereby causing changes in local economic activity and increasing instability and uncertainty. Moreover, these responses may be variable and nonlinear over time. The Vanderhoof experience with the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) shows that climate change has the potential to affect natural capital near other forestbased communities. Reduction of the natural capital asset base supporting any community will ultimately result in negative socioeconomic impacts. Governments (municipal, provincial, and federal) could use the approaches described here to identify locations where natural capital is at greatest risk. This information is needed to develop strategies for either protecting existing natural capital, replacing lost capital, or transforming exposed natural capital to alternative types of assets that are less sensitive to climate change.

Forest Health Under Climate Change Effects on Tree Resilience and Pest and Pathogen Dynamics

Forest Health Under Climate Change  Effects on Tree Resilience  and Pest and Pathogen Dynamics Book
Author : Riikka Linnakoski,Risto Kasanen,Aikaterini Dounavi,Kristian Forbes
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-01-10
ISBN : 2889633071
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Forest Health Under Climate Change Effects on Tree Resilience and Pest and Pathogen Dynamics book written by Riikka Linnakoski,Risto Kasanen,Aikaterini Dounavi,Kristian Forbes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Climate change vulnerability assessment of forests and forest dependent people

Climate change vulnerability assessment of forests and forest dependent people Book
Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 2019-11-29
ISBN : 9251319812
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Negative impacts of climate change on forests threaten the delivery of crucial wood and non-wood goods and environmental services on which an estimated 1.6 billion people fully or partly depend. Assessment of the vulnerability of forests and forest-dependent people to climate change is a necessary first step for identifying the risks and the most vulnerable areas and people, and for developing measures for adaptation and targeting them for specific contexts. This publication provides practical technical guidance for forest vulnerability assessment in the context of climate change. It describes the elements that should be considered for different time horizons and outlines a structured approach for conducting these assessments. The framework will guide practitioners in conducting a step-by-step analysis and will facilitate the choice and use of appropriate tools and methods. Background information is provided separately in text boxes, to assist readers with differing amounts of experience in forestry, climate change and assessment practices. The publication will provide useful support to any vulnerability assessment with a forest- and tree-related component.

Fire Climate Change and Carbon Cycling in the Boreal Forest

Fire  Climate Change  and Carbon Cycling in the Boreal Forest Book
Author : Eric S. Kasischke,Brian J. Stocks
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-08-22
ISBN : 0387216294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A discussion of the direct and indirect mechanisms by which fire and climate interact to influence carbon cycling in North American boreal forests. The first section summarizes the information needed to understand and manage fires' effects on the ecology of boreal forests and its influence on global climate change issues. Following chapters discuss in detail the role of fire in the ecology of boreal forests, present data sets on fire and the distribution of carbon, and treat the use of satellite imagery in monitoring these regions as well as approaches to modeling the relevant processes.

Simulating the Effects of Climate Change and Disturbance on Forest Composition and Rates of Change in a Northeastern Minnesota Landscape Using a Spatially Dynamic Model

Simulating the Effects of Climate Change and Disturbance on Forest Composition and Rates of Change in a Northeastern Minnesota Landscape Using a Spatially Dynamic Model Book
Author : Catherine H. Ravenscroft
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Simulating the Effects of Climate Change and Disturbance on Forest Composition and Rates of Change in a Northeastern Minnesota Landscape Using a Spatially Dynamic Model book written by Catherine H. Ravenscroft, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Trees and Global Warming

Trees and Global Warming Book
Author : William J. Manning
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN : 1108471781
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Looks at the question: do forests cool or warm the atmosphere and reduce global warming?

Global Climate Change the Urban Forest

Global Climate Change   the Urban Forest Book
Author : Kamran K. Abdollahi,Zhu Hua Ning,Alexander Appeaning
Publisher : Gcrcc
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Global Climate Change the Urban Forest book written by Kamran K. Abdollahi,Zhu Hua Ning,Alexander Appeaning, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Handbook of Climate Change and Biodiversity

Handbook of Climate Change and Biodiversity Book
Author : Walter Leal Filho,Jelena Barbir,Richard Preziosi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-28
ISBN : 3319986813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book comprehensively describes essential research and projects on climate change and biodiversity. Moreover, it includes contributions on how to promote the climate agenda and biodiversity conservation at the local level. Climate change as a whole and global warming in particular are known to have a negative impact on biodiversity in three main ways. Firstly, increases in temperatures are detrimental to a number of organisms, especially those in sensitive habitats such as coral reefs and rainforests. Secondly, the pressures posed by a changing climate may lead to sets of responses in areas as varied as phenology, range and physiology of living organisms, often leading to changes in their lifecycles (especially but not only in reproduction), losses in productivity or even death. In some cases, the very survival of very sensitive species may be endangered. Thirdly, the impacts of climate change on biodiversity will be felt in the short term with regard to some species and ecosystems, but also in the medium and long term in many biomes. Indeed, if left unchecked, some of these impacts may be irreversible. Many individual governments, financial institutes and international donors are currently spending billions of dollars on projects addressing climate change and biodiversity, but with little coordination. Quite often, the emphasis is on adaptation efforts, with little emphasis on the connections between physio-ecological changes and the lifecycles and metabolisms of fauna and flora, or the influence of poor governance on biodiversity. As such, there is a recognized need to not only better understand the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, but to also identify, test and implement measures aimed at managing the many risks that climate change poses to fauna, flora and micro-organisms. In particular, the question of how to restore and protect ecosystems from the impact of climate change also has to be urgently addressed. This book was written to address this need. The respective papers explore matters related to the use of an ecosystem-based approach to increase local adaptation capacity, consider the significance of a protected areas network in preserving biodiversity in a changing northern European climate, and assess the impacts of climate change on specific species, including wild terrestrial animals. The book also presents a variety of case studies such as the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, the effects of climate change on the biodiversity of Aleppo pine forest in Senalba (Algeria), climate change and biodiversity response in the Niger Delta region, and the effects of forest fires on the biodiversity and the soil characteristics of tropical peatlands in Indonesia. This is a truly interdisciplinary publication, and will benefit all scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies engaged in research and/or executing projects on climate change and biodiversity around the world.

Global Change and Forestry

Global Change and Forestry Book
Author : Jianbang Gan,Stephen C. Grado,Ian A. Munn
Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Includes bibliographical references and index.