Carbon storage and climate change in Swedish forests: a comparison of static and dynamic modelling approaches

  • Martin T. Sykes
  • I. Colin Prentice
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 40)


Changes in the global carbon (C) cycle caused by human activities have focused the attention of environmental scientists on where and how C is distributed through the terrestrial biosphere. Forests are the largest land reservoir for C (e.g., see Kellomäki and Karjalainen, Chapter 5). They also have the potential to be a C sink in the future. However, their future role in this respect depends not only on present and future management practices, but also on how the vegetation responds to climate changes that may already be underway.


Boreal Forest Plant Functional Type Forest Composition Northern Taiga Potential Natural Vegetation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin T. Sykes
    • 1
  • I. Colin Prentice
    • 1
  1. 1.Global Systems GroupEcology Lund UniversityLundSweden

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