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The Condition of Forests in Europe - ICP Forests - 2012 Executive Report
Jan 07, 2013
The headlines from the 2012 Executive Report of the ICP Forests programme include: Central and southern European deciduous forests and Alpine coniferous forests show higher levels of damage; Sulphur deposition has substantially decreased across Europe over the past decades; Nitrogen excess continues to affect nutrient cycles; Forest growth and climate change models project increased growth, however further development of the models is needed.

For more than 25 years forest condition in Europe has been monitored by ICP Forests. The programme is the only harmonized terrestrial forest monitoring network in Europe with around 7000 level I plots and 500 level II plots. Finally the report mentions that the future of the ICP Forests monitoring programme is at risk as long-term financing is not secured and is relying exclusively on national contributions. The report was published at the end of December 2012.

The Condition of Forests in Europe - ICP Forests - 2012 Executive Report

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