Managing Forest Ecosystems: The Challenge of Climate Change

  • Felipe Bravo
  • Valerie LeMay
  • Robert Jandl

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Felipe Bravo, Robert Jandl, Valerie LeMay, Klaus von Gadow
      Pages 3-12
  3. Overview of Climate Change and Forest Reponses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Robert Jandl, Mirco Rodeghiero, Andreas Schindlbacher, Frank Hagedorn
      Pages 41-57
  4. Monitoring and Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. D. Nadal-Sala, T. F. Keenan, S. Sabaté, C. Gracia
      Pages 81-102
    3. A. V. Sanz-Ros, J. A. Pajares, J. J. Díez
      Pages 103-117
    4. Cristina Gómez, Joanne C. White, Michael A. Wulder
      Pages 119-149
    5. Julian Gonzalo, Solomon Zewdie, Eyob Tenkir, Yitebitu Moges
      Pages 151-183
  5. Economic and Management Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. L. Valsta, B. Lippke, J. Perez-Garcia, K. Pingoud, J. Pohjola, B. Solberg
      Pages 205-218
    3. Felipe Bravo, Miren del Río, Andrés Bravo-Oviedo, Ricardo Ruiz-Peinado, Carlos del Peso, Gregorio Montero
      Pages 251-275
    4. Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Ane Zubizarreta-Gerendiain, Seppo Kellomäki, Heli Peltola
      Pages 277-298
  6. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Miren del Río, Ignacio Barbeito, Andrés Bravo-Oviedo, Rafael Calama, Isabel Cañellas, Celia Herrero et al.
      Pages 301-327
    3. P. Laclau, E. Andenmatten, F. J. Letourneau, G. Loguercio
      Pages 329-349
    4. G. Pérez, J. J. Díez, F. Ibeas, J. A. Pajares
      Pages 351-365
    5. Flavio Moreno, Steven F. Oberbauer, Wilson Lara
      Pages 367-383
    6. Engku Azlin Rahayu Engku Ariff, Mohd Nazip Suratman, Shamsiah Abdullah
      Pages 385-402
    7. Isabel Cañellas, Mariola Sánchez-González, Stella M. Bogino, Patricia Adame, Daniel Moreno-Fernández, Celia Herrero et al.
      Pages 403-427
    8. Wubalem Tadesse, Mulugeta Lemenih, Shiferaw Alem
      Pages 429-445
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 447-452

About this book


During the last decades climate changes, particularly warming trends, have been recorded around the globe. Climate change shaped the political agenda during the last decade with three issues as hot topics, commonly making the headlines: carbon budgets, impact and mitigation of climate change. Changes in climate have become evident through insect epidemics, drought episodes and intense forest and unusual storm activities. Climate changes are expected to impact vegetation manifesting as changes in vegetation extents, tree species compositions, growth rates, and mortality rates, and also as species migrations. Over a number of sessions, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has discussed how forests may be impacted and also how forests and forest management practices may be used to mitigate the impacts of changes in climate, particularly to possibly reduce the rate of change. Given the significant role that forests play in the climate system – as sources, sinks, and through carbon trading – this book update the current scientific evidences on the relationships between climate, forest resources and forest management practices around the world. This new book edition, which forms part of Springer’s book series Managing Forest Ecosystems, presents an update on state-of-the-art research results, visions and theories, as well as specific methods for sustainable forest management under changing climatic conditions. The book contains a wealth of information which may be useful to foresters and forest managers, politicians and the legal and policy environment and forestry administrators by presenting and analysis of the current knowledge, and a series of case studies focused on the biological and the economic impacts of climate change in forest ecosystems in Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America. 


Forestry Climate change Forest management Carbon sequestration Silviculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Felipe Bravo
    • 1
  • Valerie LeMay
    • 2
  • Robert Jandl
    • 3
  1. 1.ETS de Ingenierías Agrarias - Universidad de Valladolid & iuFOR - Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute Universidad de Valladolid - INIAPalenciaSpain
  2. 2.Forest Resources Management DepartmentUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)ViennaAustria

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