Forest management under changing climate conditions: Is timing a tool for Sustainable Forest Management? Relevant questions for research development

Fabrizio D'Aprile, Paul McShane, Nigel Tapper

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Change of climate conditions influence energy fluxes applicable to forest ecosystems. These affect cycles of nutrients and materials, primary productivity of the ecosystem, biodiversity, ecological functionality and, consequently,carbon equilibria of the forest ecosystem. Temporal factors influence physical, biological, ecological, and climatic processes and functions. For example, seasonality, cycles, periodicity, and trends in climate variables; tree growth, forest growth, and forest metabolic activities (i.e. photosynthesis and respiration) are commonly known to be time-related. In tropical forests, the impacts of changing climate conditions may exceed temperature and/or precipitation thresholds critical to forest tree growth or health.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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