Dr Marcus Lindner
Climate change is projected to strongly affect forests in Europe. Forest management will have to adapt to changes in mean climate but also to increased variability with greater risk of extreme weather events, such as prolonged drought, storms and floods. The capacity to adapt to the changing climate varies between European regions. The presentation will introduce existing and proposed adaptation strategies. Moreover, shortcomings will be also discussed, to point out insufficient preparedness to face the challenges of climate change in European forestry.