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Rutger Dankers

The fourth IPCC assessment report on climate change - The physical science basis - makes it clear that the earth's climate is changing and that man's activities play a part. "Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations."

The effects of global warming on forests and forestry everywhere are varied and far-reaching. Increases in preceipitation, temperature and solar radiation not only affect forest ecosystems directly, but also modify the responses of trees to air pollution, disease and other stresses. The flooding and drought that result from climate change can also severely affect forestry operations and may lead to permanent changes in land use.

Throughout Europe, the effects of climate and climate change on forests is being monitored and much of this data is brought together by the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE) in their State of Europe's forests report.


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  1. Adaptation Panel - Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP)
  2. Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA)
  3. Bibliography of Dendrochronology
  4. CLIM-FO-L
  5. Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E)
  6. Climate Ark: Climate Change and Global Warming Portal
  7. Climate Change and the Forest Sector in the UNECE Region
  8. Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC)
  9. Climate-Adapt - European Climate Adaptation Platform
  10. COST Action 725. Establishing a European Phenological Data Platform for Climatological Applications
  11. COST Action FP0703. Expected Climate Change and Options for European Silviculture (ECHOES)
  12. COST Action FP0903. Climate Change and Forest Mitigation and Adaptation in a Polluted Environment (MAFor)
  13. COST Action FP1106. STReESS – Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a SynthesiS
  14. COST Action FP1202. Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR)
  15. COST Action FP1304. Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change (PROFOUND)
  16. EC Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG-CLIMA)
  17. Environmental Change Network (ECN) [UK]
  18. Euro-Mediteranean Centre for Climate Change - Division on Impacts on Agriculture, Forest, and Ecosystems Services (IAFES)
  19. European Flood Awareness System
  20. European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation (ETC-ACM)

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