Managing Forest Ecosystems: The Challenge of Climate Change

  • Felipe Bravo
  • Robert Jandl
  • Valerie LeMay
  • Klaus von Gadow

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. F. Bravo, R. Jandl, K. V. Gadow, V. LeMay
      Pages 3-11
  3. Overview of Climate Change and Forest Responses

    1. R. Jandl, G. Wieser, F. Hagedorn, A. Schindlbacher
      Pages 41-60
  4. Monitoring and Modeling

  5. Economic and Management Impacts

    1. L. Valsta, B. Lippke, J. Perez-Garcia, K. Pingoud, J. Pohjola, B. Solberg
      Pages 137-149
    2. I. Lizarralde, M. Broto, F. Rodríguez, F. Bravo
      Pages 165-177
    3. F. Bravo, M. del Río, A. Bravo-Oviedo, C. Del Peso, G. Montero
      Pages 179-194
    4. J. Garcia-Gonzalo, H. Peltola, A. Zubizarreta Gerendiain, S. Kellomäki
      Pages 195-218
  6. Case Studies

    1. M. del Río, I. Barbeito, A. Bravo-Oviedo, R. Calama, I. Cañellas, C. Herrero et al.
      Pages 221-245
    2. P. Laclau, E. Andenmatten, F. J. Letourneau, G. Loguercio
      Pages 247-267
    3. G. Pérez, J. J. Díez, F. Ibeas, J. A. Pajares
      Pages 269-282
    4. I. Cañellas, M. Sánchez-González, S. M. Bogino, P. Adame, C. Herrero, S. Roig et al.
      Pages 317-338
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 339-339

About this book


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.


Biom Carbon Climate change Forest Forest management Forestry Greenhouse gas Mangrove Scale Silviculture Tropical forests Wood products climate system ecosystem production

Editors and affiliations

  • Felipe Bravo
    • 1
  • Robert Jandl
    • 2
  • Valerie LeMay
    • 3
  • Klaus von Gadow
    • 4
  1. 1.University of ValladolidPalenciaSpain
  2. 2.Research and Training Centre for ForestLandscape and Natural Hazards (BFW)ViennaAustria
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  4. 4.Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingenGermany

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