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  1. Forest adaptation to climate change

    Even if emissions are stabilised relatively soon, climate change and its effects will last many years, and adaptation will be necessary. The need for an Adaptation Clearinghouse was identified in the Commission’s 2009 White Paper “ Adapting to climate cha ...

    30 April 2014

  2. What Happened to Forests in Copenhagen?

    After the chaotic final days of the Copenhagen climate conference, many saw only fog, i.e., an unclear outcome and much uncertainty on future steps to take. Were the forests lost in this fog or some tree is still visible, possibly suggesting a path to tak ...

    30 April 2014

  3. The Forests of the Congo Basin- State of the Forests 2008

    The principal objective of the SOF report remains to detail the status of dense moist forest in Central Africa. Its focus comprises the six Central African countries containing this type of forest: Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, E ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Global survey of anthropogenic neighborhood threats to conservation of grass-shrub and forest vegetation

    The conservation value of natural vegetation is degraded by proximity to anthropogenic land uses. Previous global assessments focused primarily on the amount of land protected or converted to anthropogenic uses, and on forest vegetation. Comparative asses ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Forest Cover Changes in Tropical South and Central America from 1990 to 2005 and Related Carbon Emissions and Removals

    This paper outlines the methods and results for monitoring forest change and resulting carbon emissions for the 1990-2000 and 200-2005 periods carried out over tropical Central and South America. To produce our forest change estimates we used a systematic ...

    30 April 2014

  6. The role of the land use, land use change and forestry sector in achieving Annex I reduction pledges

    Annex I Parties may receive credits or debits from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) activities, contributing to achieving individual emission reduction targets. In the Durban climate negotiations, Parties agreed new LULUCF accounting rules ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Environmental change impacts on the C- and N-cycle of European forests: a model comparison study

    Forests are important components of the green-house gas balance of Europe. There is considerable uncertainty about how predicted changes to climate and ni-trogen deposition will perturb the carbon and nitrogen cycles of European forests and thereby alter ...

    30 April 2014

  8. African rainforests: past, present and future

    In recent decades, there has been a surge of interest in tropical forests, as there is increased appreciation of the rich biodiversity they host and the many roles they play in the functioning of the Earth system at local, regional and global scales. Of t ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Satellites: make data freely accessible

    The cost of accessing satellite data is hampering the widespread application of satellite monitoring, a vital tool for controlling deforestation (Jim Lynch et al. Nature 496, 293?294; 2013). We urge government agencies producing taxpayer funded satellite ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Assessing Temporary Carbon Sequestration and Storage Projects through Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry: Comparison of Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment with Ton-Year Approaches

    In order to properly assess the climate impact of temporary carbon sequestration and storage projects through land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), it is important to consider their temporal aspect. Dynamic life cycle assessment (dynamic LCA) w ...

    30 April 2014

  11. How do variations in the temporal distribution of rainfall events affect ecosystem fluxes in seasonally water-limited Northern Hemisphere shrublands and forests?

    As a result of climate change, rainfall regimes became more extreme over the course of the 20th century, characterised by fewer and larger rainfall events. Such changes are expected to continue throughout the current century. The effect of changes in the ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Biometric assessment of aboveground carbon pools and fluxes in three European forests by Randomized Branch Sampling

    Accurate measurements of carbon pools and fluxes and of the related uncertainties are required to support the estimation of regional and continental carbon budgets. For this purpose a rigorous statistical method, known as Randomized Branching Sampling (RB ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Detection of harvested forest areas in Italy using Landsat imagery

    This study presents a thorough approach, based on the application of multi-spectral remote sensing Landsat imagery, to determine human-induced forest cover change in Italy during the decade 2002e2011. A total of 785.6 1 04 ha of forestland was mapped usin ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Assessment of soil erosion sensitivity and post-timber-harvesting erosion response in a mountain environment of Central Italy

    This study aimed to assess the effects of forest management on the occurrence of accelerated soil erosion by water. The study site is located in a mountainous area of the Italian Central Apennines. Here, forest harvesting is a widespread forestry activity ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Climate change and river floods in the European Union: Socio-economic consequences and the costs and benefits of adaptation

    This study presents the first appraisal of the socio-economic impacts of river floods in the European Union in view of climate and socio-economic changes. The assessment is based on two trajectories: (a) no adaptation, where the current levels of protecti ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Mapping charcoal driven forest degradation during the main period of Al Shabaab control in Southern Somalia

    Following more than 20 years of civil unrest, environmental information for Southern Somalia is scarce while there is clear evidence that the war economy fuelled by the conflict is rapidly depleting the country's natural resources and especially the ...

    30 April 2014

  17. First signs of carbon sink saturation in European forest biomass

    European forests are seen as a clear example of vegetation rebound in the Northern hemisphere, recovering in area and growing stock since the 1950s, after centuries of stock decline and deforestation. These regrowing forests have shown to be a persistent ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Application of the CBM-CFS3 model to estimate Italy's forest carbon budget, 1995-2020

    The estimation of past and future forest carbon (C) dynamics in European countries is a challengingtask due to complex and varying silvicultural systems, including uneven-aged forest management, andincomplete inventory data time series. In this study, we ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Above-ground woody carbon sequestration measured from tree rings is coherent with net ecosystem productivity at five eddy-covariance sites

    Attempts to combine biometric and eddy-covariance (EC) quantifications of carbon allocation to different storage pools in forests have been inconsistent and variably successful in the past. We assessed above-ground biomass changes at five long-term EC for ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Indirect Land Use Change From Increased Biofuels Demand- Comparison of Models and Results for Marginal Biofuels Production from Different Feedstocks

    This study compares the ILUC results produced by different economic models for marginal increases in biofuel production from different feedstocks. The work is the result of a survey of marginal calculations launched by the JRC-IE during 2009, involving so ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Application of the Singular Spectrum Analysis Technique to Study the Recent Hiatus on the Global Surface Temperature Record

    Global mean surface temperature has been increasing since the beginning of the 20th century but with a highly variable warming rate, and the alternation of rapid warming periods with `hiatus? decades is a constant throughout the series. The superimpositio ...

    26 September 2014

  22. Forest Fires and Adaptation Options in Europe

    This paper presents a quantitative assessment of adaptation options in the context of forest fires in Europe under projected climate change. A standalone fire model (SFM) based on a state-of-the-art large-scale forest fire modelling algorithm is used to e ...

    11 September 2014

  23. Determination of tropical deforestation rates and related carbon losses from 1990 to 2010

    We estimate changes in forest cover (deforestation and forest regrowth) in the tropics for the two last decades (1990-2000 and 2000-2010) based on a sample of 4,000 units of 10km?10km size. Forest cover is interpreted from satellite imagery at 30m?30m res ...

    06 September 2014

  24. Assessing the potential distribution of insect pests under current and future climatic conditions in European forests using host data

    In this study we propose a methodology for assessing forest vulnerability to insect pests at pan-European level. Two insect pests are used for testing and validating a methodology that could be extended to other forest insect pests. Our results highlight ...

    12 April 2014

  25. Assessing the carbon sink of afforestation with the Carbon Budget Model at the country level: an example for Italy

    In the context of the Kyoto Protocol, the mandatory accounting of Afforestation and Reforestation (AR) activities requires estimating the forest carbon (C) stock changes for any direct human-induced expansion of forest since 1990. We used the Carbon Budge ...

    10 October 2014