Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary No. 81, 2011

The International Conference on "Managed Forests in Future Landscapes" in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, discussed the important parallel changes in environmental conditions and forest management strategies around the globe.

Forests are equally important in the regulation of both water and carbon cycles, on any scale from tree and plot, over the landscape and region, up to the global scale. Climatic and other environmental changes and the forest management options influence forest growth and the concomitant water redistribution between tree, stand and atmosphere and the carbon allocation and distribution. The contributions presented at the conference gave a broad account of those complex mechanisms and their feedbacks. Notably the role of climatic changes, land abandonment and reclamation of degraded sites for risks and potentials of forestry were reflected in the keynotes and contributed papers.  The conference was the final meeting of COST Action FP 0601 "Forest Management and the Water Cycle (FORMAN)", and co-organized by IUFRO Working Party  8.01.04 "Water Supply and Quality".

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Managed Forests in Future Landscapes

By Michael Bredemeier, Forest Ecosystems Res. Ctr., Univ. of Göttingen, Germany; Coordinator of IUFRO 8.01.04

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