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Climate change

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.

41 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA)
  2. EVOLTREE - Evolution of trees as drivers of terrestrial biodiversity
  3. FAO - Climate change
  4. Forestry and climate change
  5. Forestry. In Climate Change 2007: Mitigation. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  6. Foro de Bosques y Cambio Climático
    • Forests and Climate Change Forum [Spain]
  7. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  8. International Energy Agency (IEA)
  9. Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (MPI-M)
    • Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M)
  10. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE)
  11. Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)
  12. PIK Publications Search
  13. Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)
    • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  14. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Air Pollution and Climate Change Effects on Forest Ecosystems
  15. SilviStrat - Silvicultural Response Strategies to Climatic Change in Management of European Forests
  16. State of Europe's Forests 2003: the MCPFE report on sustainable forest management in Europe
  17. Temporary Committee on Climate Change
  18. Tree-Ring Data
  19. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
  20. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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