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Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions

  • Relevant for the UN Sustainable Development Goals SDG 13: Climate Action & SDG 15: Life on Land
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
  • Cross-sectoral reference for climate-smart forestry, focused on mountain regions
  • Discusses ways to develop forest while challenging the adverse impacts of climate change

Part of the book series: Managing Forest Ecosystems (MAFE, volume 40)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. An Introduction to Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions

    • Roberto Tognetti, Melanie Smith, Pietro Panzacchi
    Pages 1-33Open Access
  3. Defining Climate-Smart Forestry

    • Andrew Weatherall, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Violeta Velikova, Giovanni Santopuoli, Bożydar Neroj, Euan Bowditch et al.
    Pages 35-58Open Access
  4. Assessment of Indicators for Climate Smart Management in Mountain Forests

    • M. del Río, H. Pretzsch, A. Bončina, A. Avdagić, K. Bielak, F. Binder et al.
    Pages 59-105Open Access
  5. National Forest Inventory Data to Evaluate Climate-Smart Forestry

    • Christian Temperli, Giovanni Santopuoli, Alessandra Bottero, Ignacio Barbeito, Iciar Alberdi, Sonia Condés et al.
    Pages 107-139Open Access
  6. Efficacy of Trans-geographic Observational Network Design for Revelation of Growth Pattern in Mountain Forests Across Europe

    • H. Pretzsch, T. Hilmers, E. Uhl, M. del Río, A. Avdagić, K. Bielak et al.
    Pages 141-187Open Access
  7. Changes of Tree and Stand Growth: Review and Implications

    • H. Pretzsch, M. del Río, F. Giammarchi, E. Uhl, R. Tognetti
    Pages 189-222Open Access
  8. Modelling Future Growth of Mountain Forests Under Changing Environments

    • Michal Bosela, Katarína Merganičová, Chiara Torresan, Paolo Cherubini, Marek Fabrika, Berthold Heinze et al.
    Pages 223-262Open Access
  9. Climate-Smart Silviculture in Mountain Regions

    • Maciej Pach, Kamil Bielak, Andrej Bončina, Lluís Coll, Maria Höhn, Milica Kašanin-Grubin et al.
    Pages 263-315Open Access
  10. Smart Harvest Operations and Timber Processing for Improved Forest Management

    • G. Picchi, J. Sandak, S. Grigolato, P. Panzacchi, R. Tognetti
    Pages 317-359Open Access
  11. Continuous Monitoring of Tree Responses to Climate Change for Smart Forestry: A Cybernetic Web of Trees

    • Roberto Tognetti, Riccardo Valentini, Luca Belelli Marchesini, Damiano Gianelle, Pietro Panzacchi, John D. Marshall
    Pages 361-398Open Access
  12. Remote Sensing Technologies for Assessing Climate-Smart Criteria in Mountain Forests

    • Chiara Torresan, Sebastiaan Luyssaert, Gianluca Filippa, Mohammad Imangholiloo, Rachel Gaulton
    Pages 399-433Open Access
  13. Economic and Social Perspective of Climate-Smart Forestry: Incentives for Behavioral Change to Climate-Smart Practices in the Long Term

    • Veronika Gežík, Stanislava Brnkaľáková, Viera Baštáková, Tatiana Kluvánková
    Pages 435-451Open Access
  14. Assessing the Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Mountain Forests: A Literature Review

    • Giorgia Bottaro, Paola Gatto, Davide Pettenella
    Pages 453-476Open Access
  15. Review of Policy Instruments for Climate-Smart Mountain Forestry

    • Lenka Dubova, Lenka Slavikova, João C. Azevedo, Johan Barstad, Paola Gatto, Jerzy Lesinski et al.
    Pages 477-506Open Access
  16. The Role of Forests in Climate Change Mitigation: The EU Context

    • Matteo Vizzarri, Roberto Pilli, Anu Korosuo, Ludovico Frate, Giacomo Grassi
    Pages 507-520Open Access
  17. Smartforests Canada: A Network of Monitoring Plots for Forest Management Under Environmental Change

    • Christoforos Pappas, Nicolas Bélanger, Yves Bergeron, Olivier Blarquez, Han Y. H. Chen, Philip G. Comeau et al.
    Pages 521-543Open Access
  18. Climate-Smart Forestry in Brazil

    • Marcos Giongo, Micael Moreira Santos, Damiana Beatriz da Silva, Jader Nunes Cachoeira, Giovanni Santopuoli
    Pages 545-570Open Access
  19. Back Matter

    Pages 571-574

About this book

This open access book offers a cross-sectoral reference for both managers and scientists interested in climate-smart forestry, focusing on mountain regions. It provides a comprehensive analysis on forest issues, facilitating the implementation of climate objectives. This book includes structured summaries of each chapter.

Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, CLIMO has brought together scientists and experts in continental and regional focus assessments through a cross-sectoral approach, facilitating the implementation of climate objectives. CLIMO has provided scientific analysis on issues including criteria and indicators, growth dynamics, management prescriptions, long-term perspectives, monitoring technologies, economic impacts, and governance tools. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Agricoltura, Ambiente e Alimenti, Universita del Molise, Campobasso, Italy

    Roberto Tognetti

  • Inverness College, University of Highlands and Islands, Inverness, UK

    Melanie Smith

  • Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

    Pietro Panzacchi

About the editors

Roberto Tognetti completed undergraduate and master’s degrees, majoring in forestry, at the University of Firenze (Italy). He got a PhD in botany at the Trinity College of Dublin (Ireland). He is Full Professor of Forest Ecology and Management in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences at the University of Molise (Italy), acting as chairman of the Second Level Degree courses in Forestry and Environmental Sciences. He studies the ecophysiological mechanisms underlying plant responses to environmental conditions and the influence these responses have on ecological patterns and processes. Plants live in a wide range of environments and the conditions in these environments fluctuate over the time scale of seconds to years and beyond. He uses the combined potential of biometeorology and ecology to study the effects of disturbances on tree productivity and plant development. He focuses on the basic environmental physiology of carbon, water and nutrient cyclingand strive to integrate these physiological processes to gain an understanding of plant functions and ecosystem processes, in a changing global environmental setting. Experimental observations are made at a range of spatial scales and a modelling framework is used in an effort to relate mechanistic responses to ecosystem functions and services. 

Pietro Panzacchi got his master’s in Forestry at University of Firenze (Italy) and a PhD in Forest Ecology at University of Bologna (Italy). He currently works at the Center for Inland Areas and Apennines (ARIA) of University of Molise (Italy) where he acted as Project Manager of the Cost Action CLIMO. His research focusses on the effect of Climate Change in forests biogeochemical cycles, with special interests for Carbon and Nitrogen cycling. Atmospheric nitrogen deposition, climate change and carbon stock potential of forests are strictly interwoven and their study at field level is challenging. In the last ten years his collaboration between University of Bologna (Italy), Free University of Bolzano/Bozen (Italy) and University of Molise (Italy) put him in the privilege position to study the effect of different drivers on different environments, from fruit orchards and poplar plantations in the Po plain (Italy), to miscanthus plantations in UK, to Alpine forest in South Tyrol. He started his collaboration with Roberto Tognetti while working for the EFI’s Project Centre on Mountain Forests (MOUNTFOR) when he firstly approached the concept of Climate Smart Forestry. 

Melanie Smith graduated with her undergraduate joint honours degree in Biology and Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London. She completed a PhD in palaeoecology and woodland history with London University and Historic Scotland, investigating the interactions through the Holocene between people and their environment in northern Scotland. Currently she is Assistant Principal Academic and Research with Inverness College, University of the Highlands and Islands (Scotland) where she has worked since 2003, primarily leading the development and delivery of research and innovation. Throughout her career of nearly 30 years, she has led research projects and teaching in ecology and conservation, landscape ecology, forest history, and catchment management. Her research in application of palaeoecological data to forest and conservation management, led her to investigate further how an identification and understanding of forest functional traits over long time frames can inform the management of forests as complex adaptive systems for climate-smart forestry.

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