Sensitivity of Managed Boreal Forests in Finland to Climate Change, with Implications for Adaptive Management. Kellomäki, S., Peltola, H., Nuutinen, T., Korhonen, K. T., & Strandman, H. 363(1501):2339–2349.
Sensitivity of Managed Boreal Forests in Finland to Climate Change, with Implications for Adaptive Management [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
This study investigated the sensitivity of managed boreal forests to climate change, with consequent needs to adapt the management to climate change. Model simulations representing the Finnish territory between 60 and 70°$\mkern1mu$N showed that climate change may substantially change the dynamics of managed boreal forests in northern Europe. This is especially probable at the northern and southern edges of this forest zone. In the north, forest growth may increase, but the special features of northern forests may be diminished. In the south, climate change may create a suboptimal environment for Norway spruce. Dominance of Scots pine may increase on less fertile sites currently occupied by Norway spruce. Birches may compete with Scots pine even in these sites and the dominance of birches may increase. These changes may reduce the total forest growth locally but, over the whole of Finland, total forest growth may increase by 44\,%, with an increase of 82\,% in the potential cutting drain. The choice of appropriate species and reduced rotation length may sustain the productivity of forest land under climate change.
@article{kellomakiSensitivityManagedBoreal2008,
  title = {Sensitivity of Managed Boreal Forests in {{Finland}} to Climate Change, with Implications for Adaptive Management},
  author = {Kellomäki, Seppo and Peltola, Heli and Nuutinen, Tuula and Korhonen, Kari T. and Strandman, Harri},
  date = {2008-07},
  journaltitle = {Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  volume = {363},
  pages = {2339--2349},
  issn = {1471-2970},
  doi = {10.1098/rstb.2007.2204},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2007.2204},
  abstract = {This study investigated the sensitivity of managed boreal forests to climate change, with consequent needs to adapt the management to climate change. Model simulations representing the Finnish territory between 60 and 70°{$\mkern1mu$}N showed that climate change may substantially change the dynamics of managed boreal forests in northern Europe. This is especially probable at the northern and southern edges of this forest zone. In the north, forest growth may increase, but the special features of northern forests may be diminished. In the south, climate change may create a suboptimal environment for Norway spruce. Dominance of Scots pine may increase on less fertile sites currently occupied by Norway spruce. Birches may compete with Scots pine even in these sites and the dominance of birches may increase. These changes may reduce the total forest growth locally but, over the whole of Finland, total forest growth may increase by 44\,\%, with an increase of 82\,\% in the potential cutting drain. The choice of appropriate species and reduced rotation length may sustain the productivity of forest land under climate change.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-8860120,climate-change,finland,forest-resources,habitat-suitability,picea-abies,pinus-sylvestris,wood-production},
  number = {1501}
}
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