Forests and Carbon Sequestration

Task Force Coordinator:

Werner Kurz, Canada

Documents and references from past meetings

  • International Conference "The European Forest-Based Sector: Bio-Responses to Address New Climate and Energy Challenges?"; 6-8 November 2008; Nancy, France - 2nd Announcement - Call for Abstracts - (updated versions!)

  • COST Strategic Workshop "Global Change and Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions", Innsbruck, Austria; 7-9 April 2008 - Meeting Report

  • International Conference on Forests, Bioenergy and Climate Change, Casablanca, Morocco, March 2008; Message from Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on the occasion of the conference

Related activities

COST Action 639 - Greenhouse-gas budget of soils under changing climate and land use (BurnOut),

Latest publications

Conference on "Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Climate Change with Emphasis on Forest Health – Review of Science, Policies, and Practices"; 25-28 August 2008; Umea, Sweden. Session Summaries - Book of Abstracts

"Factoring out natural and indirect human effects on terrestrial carbon sources and sinks" by Josep G. Canadell, Miko U.F. Kirschbaum, Werner A. Kurz, María-Jose Sanz, Bernhard Schlamadinger, Yoshiki Yamagata; appears in: Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 10, Issue 4, June 2007, Pages 370-384. Click here to view the abstract and download the document from

"Carbon sequestration and forest management" by Robert Jandl, Lars Vesterdal, Mats Olsson, Oliver Bens, Franz Badeck and Joachim Rock appears in CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, No. 017 (a review of the paper is to be found at CABI Blogs)

Newsletters of the former 'Carbon Sequestration' Task Force

Task Force e-notes, issue 5 (2007)
Task Force e-notes, Issue 4 (2006)
Task Force e-notes, Issue 3 (2005)
Task Force e-notes, Issue 2 (2005)
Task Force e-notes, Issue 1 (2003)

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