4.01.04 - Effects of environmental changes on forest growth
Session of Working Party 4.01.04 at XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019: Forest tree and stand growth processes under differing environments ‒ Concepts, methods and evidence
In the context of the XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019, IUFRO Working Party 4.01.04 "Effects of Environmental Changes on Forest Growth" invites all interested colleagues to attend the session:
Forest tree and stand growth processes under differing environments ‒ Concepts, methods and evidence
Session chairs: Hans-Peter Kahle and Phil West
The ability of forests to sequester carbon is seen as an important ecosystem service for mitigating climate change. This session will deal with the growth and development of forest trees and stands in relation to their biological, physical and chemical environment, factors that determine their biomass production potential.
The session will take place in two time slots:
Session B4e, 8:30-10:30 Tuesday, 1st October, 2019, Venue R03 - WING 3
Six oral presentations: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/691/program-app/session/6140
Session B4m, 15:30-17:30 Friday, 4th October, 2019, Venue R20 – PG
Five oral presentations: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/691/program-app/session/7375
Hope to have exciting sessions. See you soon in Curitiba!
IUFRO Working Party 4.01.04 "Effects of Environmental Changes on Forest Growth" is dealing with the impacts of changing environment on tree growth using retrospective analysis of anatomical, physical and chemical properties of tree rings, and by analyzing shoot as well as root growth of trees: Data sources are analyses of recent and ancient wood samples, data from short- and long-term experiments and data from forest inventories. The main aim of the research is to quantify and model the environment-tree relation, to better understand the impacts of environmental variation, extreme events as well as long-term environmental changes to the growth of trees and productivity of forests. Growth parameters and wood characteristics may be used as a source of reconstructing stand dynamics and environmental history and of predicting impacts of environmental changes on tree and stand growth. As growth of trees is closely related with tree mortality the relation between tree growth and mortality rates is analyzed as well.
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