Publications and references
Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Frontiers in Forests and Global Change
Tropical storms, including hurricanes, typhoons, thunderstorms, and derechos are a major disturbance in many regions of the world. They can induce major changes to forest ecosystems, including urban trees and forests. Tropical storms can cause casualties, have major economic impacts, and bring important changes to natural and urban environments. By removing standing trees, they have a profound effect on standing biomass and carbon sequestration. Additionally, tree uprooting will modify forest floor and edaphic characteristics, which will also influence ecosystem recovery and succession. In the context of climate change, their severity, as well as their spatial and temporal occurrence are likely to change. Understanding their impact in the current and future contexts requires a close collaboration between many disciplines, including climatology, meteorology, mechanics, forestry and ecology.
This Special Issue intends to bring together specialists from various disciplines to build an integrated understanding of the current and the future effects of tropical storms on trees and forests in different parts of the world.
Abstracts: 8 November 2020
Manuscripts: 8 March 2020
- 9th IUFRO International Wind and Trees Conference; Rotorua, New Zealand; 23-27 February 2020.
Forests Special issue "Wind Impacts on Forests and Trees in a Changing Climate - A Special Issue in Collaboration with The IUFRO Working Party 8.03.06"; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/wind_forest
- 8th International Conference on Wind and Trees; Boulder, Colorado, USA; 17-21 July 2017.
Two special issues are published from this workshop:
Agriculture and Forest Meteorology: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/agricultural-and-forest-meteorology/special-issue/1039GPTNSCG
- Proceedings of 2009 Freiburg, Germany, Conference:
Wind effects on trees. Helmut Mayer and Dirk Schindler (eds.)
Berichte des Meteorologischen Instituts der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Nr. 19; ISSN 1435-618X. Link to online file (11.6 MB, PDF)
- Proceedings of 2007 Vancouver, Canada, Conference:
Book of Abstracts: Link to online file (552 KB, PDF)
Proceedings: Wind and Trees Special Issue, Volume 81 Issue 3 July 2008 of Oxford Journals, Forestry; Online ISSN 1464-3626 - Print ISSN 0015-752X: http://forestry.oxfordjournals.org/content/81/3/i.full
- Proceedings of 2003 Karlsruhe, Germany, Conference:
Wind effects on trees. B. Ruck, C. Kottmeier, C. Mattheck, C. Quine, G. Wilhelm eds. University of Karlsruhe. Table of Contents: http://www.ifh.uni-karlsruhe.de/science/aerodyn/proceedings.htm
- Proceedings of 1998 Joensuu, Finland, Conference:
Wind and other abiotic risks to forests. Peltola, H., et al., Eds. (2000).
Forest Ecology and Management Volume 135. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03781127/135/1-3
- Proceedings of the 1993 Edinburgh, UK, Conference:
Wind and Trees. M. Coutts and J. Grace (Eds.) (1995). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-46037-9.
The ForestGALES website provides information on this widely used windthrow risk model: http://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/forestgales