Publications and references

E1. Supersites for Superior Forest Science

  1. Fares S., Scarascia Mugnozza G., Corona P., Palahi M.: 2015, Five steps for managing Europe's forests. Nature 519: 407-409  (brief available at

E2. Effect of nitrogen deposition on forest structure and diversity
E3. Lichens—the 'Health-O-Meter' of Forests

E4. Ozone impacts on forest ecosystem services

  1. Hoshika Y., Katata G., Deushi M., Watanabe M., Koike T., Paoletti E.: 2015, Ozone-induced stomatal sluggishness changes carbon and water balance of temperate deciduous forests. Scientific Reports, 5, 9871 DOI: 10.1038/srep09871 (brief)

E5. A global comparison of climate influences on bark beetle outbreak dynamics

E6. Global patterns in background losses of woody plant foliage to insects

  1. Kozlov M.V., Lanta V., Zverev V., Zvereva E.L.: 2015, Global patterns in background losses of woody plant foliage to insects. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24, 1126–1135  (brief)
  2. Kozlov, M. V., Lanta, V., Zverev, V. & Zvereva, E. L. 2015 Background losses of woody plant foliage to insects show variable relationships with plant functional traits across the globe. Journal of Ecology, 103, 1519–1528  (brief)
  3. Kozlov M.V., Zvereva E.L.: 2015, Changes in the background losses of woody plant foliage to insects during the past 60 years: are the predictions fulfilled? Biology Letters. 11: 20150480  (brief)

E7. Forests and atmospheric chemistry: coupling and interactions with climate

  1. Anav A., De Marco A., Proietti C., Alessandri A, Dell'Aquila A., Cionni I., Friedlingstein P., Khvorostyanov D., Menut L., Paoletti E., Sicard P., Sitch S., Vitale M.: 2016, Comparing concentration-based (AOT40) and stomatal uptake (PODy) metrics for ozone risk assessment to European forests. Global Change Biology early view  (brief)

E8. Model projections of forest health under climate change

  1. Reyer, C; Bathgate, S; Blennow, K.; Borges, JG; Bugmann, H; Delzon, S; Faias, SP ; Garcia-Gonzalo,J ; Gardiner, B; Gonzalez-Olabarria, JR; Gracia, C; Guerra, J; Kellomäki, S; Kramer, K; Lexer, MJ; Lindner, M; van der Maaten, E; Maroschek, M; Muys, B; Nicoll, B; Palahi, M; Palma, JHN ; Paulo, JA ; Peltola, H; Pukkala, T; Rammer, W; Ray, D; Sabaté, S; Schelhaas, M; Seidl, R; Temperli, C; Tomé, M; Yousefpour, R; Zimmermann, NE. ; Hanewinkel, M : 2017, Are forest disturbances amplifying or canceling out climate change-induced productivity changes in European forests? Environmental Research Letters, 12 (2017) 034027

  2. Seidl R, Thom D, Kautz M, Martin-Benito D, Peltoniemi M, Vacchiano G, Wild J, Ascoli D, Petr M, Honkaniemi J, Lexer MJ, Trotsiuk V, Mairota P, Svoboda M, Fabrika M, Nagel  TA, Reyer  CPO 2017 Forest disturbances under climate change. Nature Climate Change 7, 395–402

A1. Forest adapt-omics

A2. Forest health and resiliency through integrated management practices,

A3. Highly sustainable harvesting (HSH) for protecting forests and forestry against climate change

1. Podcast: "A new concept of sustainable forest operations",

2. Sustainable Forest Operations (SFO): A new paradigm in a changing world and climate; Enrico Marchi, Woodam Chung, Rien Visser, Dalia Abbas, Tomas Nordfjell, Piotr S. Mederski, Andrew McEwang, MichalBrinkh, Andrea Laschia (authors). Science of The Total Environment, Volume 634, 1 September 2018, Pages 1385-1397.;  
Brief: IUFRO Spotlight #60 - Creating a virtuous circle in forest operations:

M1. Carbon mitigation potential of forests

M2. Effective decision making to limit climate change effects on forests

  1. Wingfield M.J., Brockerhoff E.G., Wingfield B.D., Sippers B.: 2015, Planted forest health: The need for a global strategy. Science 349, 832-836  (brief)

Other Task Force Publications

  • Sustainable restoration of Mediterranean forests - Analysis and perspective within the context of bio-based economy development under global changes; Palermo, Italy; 19-21 April 2017. Units involved: 1.06.00, 3.02.00, Task Force on Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change, Task Force on Climate Change and Forest Health. Book of Abstracts  

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