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Features the work of authors from several continents
Includes coverage of economic as well as biological
Provides case studies that highlight forest management activities to mitigate climate changes
With climate change now charging up the political agenda, there are three issues commonly making the headlines: carbon budgets, renewable energy, and the anticipated impacts of climate change. Equally important, though currently less well covered, is the issue how these effects might be mitigated.
Given the significant role that forests play in the climate system – as sources, sinks, and through carbon trading – this book discusses the current scientific evidence on the relationships between climate, forest resources and forest management practices around the world.
Drawing on expertise from forest scientists from several continents, the book presents both in depth analysis of the current knowledge, and a series of case studies which assess the biological and the economic impacts of climate change. It includes sections on forest responses to climate change, monitoring and modeling changes, economic and management implications, and carbon sequestration under specific management systems.
The book will form a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students dealing with sustainable forestry, climate change issues and the effects of climate change on natural resource management.
Part A: Introduction. 1. Introduction; F. Bravo et al.- Part B: Overview of Climate Change and Forest Responses. 2. A mechanistic view of the capacity of forests to cope with climate change; F. Valladares.- 3. Greenhouse gas emissions from temperate mountain forests; R. Jandl et al.- Part C: Monitoring and Modeling. 4. Estimating carbon stocks and stock changes in forests: linking models and data across scales; V. LeMay, W. Kurz.- 5. Forest eco-physiological models and carbon sequestration; T. Keenan et al.- 6. Influence of climatic variables on crown condition in pine forests of Northern Spain; A.V. Sanz-Ros et al.- Part D: Economic and Management Impacts. 7. Influence of carbon sequestration in an optimal set of coppice rotations for Eucalyptus plantations; L. Díaz-Balteiro, L.C. Estraviz-Rodríguez.- 8. Use of forest and wood products to mitigate climate change; L. Valsta et al.- 9. Biomass forest in Sweden and carbon emissions balance; T. Johansson.- 10. Taper equations and wood products: Assessing the carbon flow of the forest through its products; I. Lizarralde et al.- 11. Forest management strategies and carbon sequestration; F. Bravo et al.- 12. Analysing the effects of forest structure on carbon stocks and timber production under changing management and climate; J. García-Gonzalo et al.- Part E: Case Studies. 13. Carbon sequestration in Mediterranean pine forests; M. del Río et al.- 14. Carbon sequestration of Ponderosa pine plantations in northwestern Patagonia; P. Laclau et al.- 15. Assessing pine wilt disease riskunder a climate change scenario in northwestern Spain; G. Pérez et al.- 16. Dynamics of soils carbon in primary and secondary tropical forests in Colombia; F.H. Moreno, S.F. Oberbauer.- 17. Carbon sequestration potential of mangroves in southeast Asia; M.N. Suratman.- 18. Silviculture and carbon sequestration in Mediterranean oak forests; I. Cañellas et al.-