IUFRO Spotlights


IUFRO Spotlight #86 – Analyzing the complicated forest-water relationship

IUFRO Task Force aims to fill research gaps regarding forests/forest carbon, climate and water interactions and their effects on forest water use, water supply and flow regime. More…

The Task Force Forests and Water Interactions in a Changing Environment examines interactions and feedbacks of forests and water in a broad context. It will evaluate the interaction between science and related policy responses concerning the decline of water values in some forest areas, global forest decline and inter-related climate and landscape scale forest disturbance impacts.

Among other objectives, the TF focuses on the impacts of vegetation restoration projects on water supply in arid and semi-arid ecosystems and looks at the effects on forest and water interactions by forest management, afforestation and reforestation at local and regional scales.

Dr. Adam Wei of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Science at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and coordinator of the TF points out that in the TF there is a good, mixed pool of expertise from all continents – world-leading scientists in their respective fields –including experts from the social sciences and policy areas.

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