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Introduction

  • Felipe BravoEmail author
  • Robert Jandl
  • Valerie LeMay
  • Klaus von Gadow
Chapter
Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 34)

Abstract

The recent rates of climate changes are unprecedented given past climate change evidence. Variations in gas concentrations within the Earth’s atmosphere cause changes in the climate, and these atmospheric gases are impacted by human activities as well as by natural disturbances. Since human activities alter atmospheric gases concentrations, there is a perception that humans must alter land use practices to reduce the rates of climate changes and alleviate any resulting negative social, economic, and environmental impacts. In this book global change and forestry activities interaction are addressed by four different point of views including a general overview of the problem and the capacity of forests to cope with climate change, a description of the role of monitoring and modeling approaches to estimate carbon stocks and stock changes the climate change impacts on forest health and a presentation of several approaches to economic analysis of different management scenarios. Finnally, a range of case studies on climate change impacts and mitigation activities in different ecosystems across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas is presented.

Keywords

Forest Management Carbon Stock Climate Change Impact Pinus Pinaster Forest Stewardship Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felipe Bravo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert Jandl
    • 2
  • Valerie LeMay
    • 3
  • Klaus von Gadow
    • 4
  1. 1.ETS de Ingenierías Agrarias - Universidad de Valladolid & iuFOR - Sustainable Forest Management Research InstituteUniversidad de Valladolid - INIAPalenciaSpain
  2. 2.Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)ViennaAustria
  3. 3.Forest Resources Management DepartmentUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  4. 4.Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingenGermany

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