"Climate change poses a major challenge to society in the 21st century. In 2018 we experienced extensive drought especially in Central and Northern Europe, deadly forest fires in Greece, fire damages in untypical regions including the UK, Latvia and Germany, as well as bark beetle damages that seriously threaten sustainable forest management in some central and east European countries. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change alerted the public that we need to step up our ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if we wish to avoid dangerous climate change. This was the backdrop for the Focus Group on ‘New forest practices and tools for adaptation and mitigation of climate change’. 20 experts from different regions in Europe gathered to identify forest practices & tools to tackle climate change and to explore successful experiences and innovation in practice. This report reflects the discussions of the Focus Group, including adaptation strategies, decision support tools and ways of sharing experiences."
"This study aimed to estimate the contribution of disturbances to the uncertainty of forest growth forecasts in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in Quebec, Canada. We focused on two major disturbances affecting that region: spruce budworm (SBW) outbreaks and harvest activities. Growth forecasts were carried out for a period of 100 years (2003–2103) using ARTEMIS-2009, a stochastic individual-based model."
Pour la description des peuplements forestiers, de la gestion sylvicole, des enjeux sociaux, économiques ou environnementaux, Sylvamap propose un outil Internet de rédaction et de suivi des PSG, lesquels s’appliquent à toute forêt de 25 hectares ou plus en France.
Vidéo - Quelles conséquences le réchauffement climatique et la déforestation peuvent-ils avoir sur la température et l’écologie des sous-bois ?
"Une équipe internationale impliquant le LSCE révèle l'existence de températures optimales pour l'absorption du CO2 par les écosystèmes terrestres. Les forêts humides tropicales pourraient bien être prochainement affectées par le dépassement de ces valeurs seuils."
"European forests are considered a crucial resource for supplying biomass to a growing bio-economy in Europe. This study aimed to assess the potential availability of forest biomass from European forests and its spatial distribution. We tried to answer the questions (i) how is the potential forest biomass availability spatially distributed across Europe and (ii) where are hotspots of potential forest biomass availability located? The spatial distribution of woody biomass potentials was assessed for 2020 for stemwood, residues (branches and harvest losses) and stumps for 39 European countries."