Response Strategies To Climatic Change In Management Of European Forests (SilviStrat)Entry ID: EFI_SilviStrat
Abstract: The Silvicultural Response Strategies to Climate Change in Management of
European Forest studies adaptive management strategies to enhance of carbon
sequestration in the European forests and to mitigate adverse impacts of the
global climate change on them as regards the following issues:
-Analyse direct and indirect impacts of present forest management regimes and
operations on sequestration and ... storage of carbon in European forests, and to
develope a better understanding of how management regimes and operations could
be improved to maintain a sustainable forest production at the same time as the
C sequestration capacity of European forests is increased under current and
changing climate conditions.
-Analyse adaptive forest management strategies aimed at reducing the impacts of
drought and other adverse effects of climate change.
-Assess how adaptive forest management strategies for increased C sequestration
in the major European forest types might affect costs and returns at the
management unit level.
-Assess how to optimise management operations in representatived management
unit of major European forest types with the goal of increasing C sequestration
and maintaining a sustainable forest production under changing climatic
-Estimate the potential of forest management at the European scale on C
sequestration and mitigation of climate change induced impacts.
The basic strategy of the Project is to analyse possibilities to adjust current
forest management strategies to improve the carbon sink capacity and the
adaptation of the forests to the expected changing environmental conditions.
Existing simulation models available amongst the Participants will be applied
to estimate the potential of adaptation and mitigation strategies in forest
management of European forests.
This Project is divided into nine Work Packages (Work Package with the leading
-WP1 Integrated project co-ordination and control of the consistency of applied
data sets and scenarios. (Co-ordination, P01).
-WP2 Analysing the impacts of present forest management regimes and operations
on carbon sequestration and storage. (Assessment of Biological Impact
-WP3 Evaluation of existing methodology to monitor and simulate the carbon
mitigation potential through adaptive forest management in European forests.
(Evaluation of Methodology for Carbon Inventories, P02).
-WP4 Developing and analysing adaptive management strategies at the stand
level. (Adaptive Management Strategies, P05).
-WP5 Assessing the costs and socio-economic implications of adaptive forest
management for major European forest types. (Socio-economic Implications, P04).
-WP6 Risk perception, conflicting management objectives and decision making at
the operational level. (Policy Analysis, P03).
-WP7 Optimisation of forest management under uncertainty in representative
management units of major European forest types. (Optimising Management
-WP8 Estimating the adaptive management potentials at the European scale.
(European Mitigation Potential, P06).
-WP9 Synthesis and dissemination of results, compilation of final products and
documentation, identification of new opportunities. (Synthesis and
[Summary provided by European Forest Institute.]
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: European Forest Institute
Dataset Title: Response Strategies To Climatic Change In Management Of European Forests (SilviStrat)
Dataset Publisher: European Forest InstituteOnline Resource: http://www.efi.int/portal/completed_projects/silvistrat/
Start Date: 2000-12-01Stop Date: 2003-11-31
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST MANAGEMENT
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST YIELDS > FOREST PRODUCTION
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CARBON > CARBON SEQUESTRATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST CONSERVATION
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: seppo.kellomaki at forest.joensuu.fi
University of Joensuu Faculty of Forestry P.O.Box 111 Fi-80101 Joensuu
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-01