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Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks


Giacomo Gerosa

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

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Climate scenarios suggest that current forest stands will face radically different temperature and precipitation conditions in the future. Developing future strategies for forest management in the face of uncertain and highly variable forecasts of future site conditions is a great challenge. Here we have analyzed transnational case studies dealing with different manifestations of climate change effects. We intend to stimulate the discussion on management strategies to adapt forests in the Alps to climate change risks. The presented results are derived from the INTERREG project "Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks" that was implemented within the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation "Alpine Space Programme" 2007-2013.

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Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change RisksEdited by Gillian Cerbu

Published: August 28th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56933

ISBN: 978-953-51-1194-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4240-9

Copyright year: 2013

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17 Crossref Citations

49 Web of Science Citations

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1. Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks – An Introduction to the Manfred Project

By Robert Jandl, Gillian Cerbu, Marc Hanewinkel, Fred Berger, Giacomo Gerosa and Silvio Schüler


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2. Developing a Background for Forest Adaptation Strategies in the Alps: A Perspective for Policy Building

By Luca Cetara and Federico Mannoni


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3. Future Climate of the European Alps

By Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Ernst Gebetsroither, Johann Züger, Dirk Schmatz and Achilleas Psomas


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4. Potential Future Ranges of Tree Species in the Alps

By Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Robert Jandl, Marc Hanewinkel, Georges Kunstler, Christian Kölling, Patrizia Gasparini, Andrej Breznikar, Eliane S. Meier, Signe Normand, Ulrich Ulmer, Thomas Gschwandtner, Holger Veit, Maria Naumann, Wolfgang Falk, Karl Mellert, Maria Rizzo, Mitja Skudnik and Achilleas Psomas


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5. Risk Assessment for Biotic Pests Under Prospective Climate Conditions

By Holger Griess, Holger Veit and Ralf Petercord


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6. Abiotic Stressors – Fire Hazard

By Bruna Comini, Giampaolo Cocca, Elena Gagliazzi, Paolo Nastasio, Enrico Calvo, Roberto Colombo, B. Di Mauro, Lorenzo Busetto, Mitja Skudnik, Tomaz Sturm and Andrej Breznikar


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7. Abiotic Stressor: Storms

By Bin You and Mitja Skudnik


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8. Ozone Fluxes to a Larch Forest Ecosystem at the Timberline in the Italian Alps

By Giacomo Gerosa, Angelo Finco, Antonio Negri, Riccardo Marzuoli and Gerhard Wieser


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9. Assessing Present and Future Ozone Hazards to Natural Forests in the Alpine Area — Comparison of a Wide Scale Mapping Technique with Local Passive Sampler Measurements

By Angelo Finco, Stefano Oliveri, Giacomo Gerosa, Wilfried Winiwarter, Johann Züger and Ernst Gebetsroither


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10. A New webGIS Platform Dedicated to Forest Extreme Events in the Alps: Aims and Functionalities

By Stefano Oliveri, Marco Pregnolato and Giacomo Gerosa


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11. Drought in Alpine Areas Under Changing Climate Conditions

By Ernst Gebetsroither, Johann Züger and Wolfgang Loibl


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12. Eco-Engineering and Protection Forests Against Rockfalls and Snow Avalanches

By Frédéric Berger, Luuk Dorren, Karl Kleemayr, Bernhard Maier, Spela Planinsek, Christophe Bigot, Franck Bourrier, Oliver Jancke, David Toe and Gillian Cerbu


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13. Coupling a Forest Growth Model with a Soil Carbon Simulator

By Klaus Dolschak, Robert Jandl and Thomas Ledermann


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14. Provenance Trials in Alpine Range – Review and Perspectives for Applications in Climate Change

By Stefan Kapeller, Silvio Schüler, Gerhard Huber, Gregor Božič, Tom Wohlgemuth and Raphael Klumpp


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15. Description of Case Study Areas for Deriving Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks

By Robert Jandl, Frédéric Berger, Andrej Breznikar, Giacomo Gerosa, Holger Veit, Gillian Cerbu and Marc Hanewinkel


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16. Monitoring Climatic Change Impacts on Protection Forests in Aosta Valley (Italy) and in Drôme (France) Using Medium and High Resolution Remote Sensing and Mateloscopes Plots

By Laurent Borgniet, David Toe, Frédéric Berger, Marta Galvagno, Cinzia Panigada, Roberto Colombo, Umberto Morra di Cella, Simone Gottardelli, Ivan Rollet, Mario Negro, Flavio Vertui and Cédric Fermont


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17. Case Study Carinthia / Slovenia – Productive Forests Affected by Climate Change

By Robert Jandl, Andrej Breznikar, Marko Lekše, Christian Tomiczek, Silvio Schüler, Klaus Dolschak and Hans Zöscher


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18. Case Study: Valle Camonica and the Adamello Park

By Giacomo Gerosa, Angelo Finco, Stefano Oliveri, Riccardo Marzuoli, Alessandro Ducoli, Giambattista Sangalli, Bruna Comini, Paolo Nastasio, Giampaolo Cocca and Elena Gagliazzi


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19. Case study Oberschwaben / Allgäu / Vorarlberg / Prättigau – Risk Assessment of Abiotic and Biotic Hazards

By Holger Veit, Holger Grieß, Bernhard Maier and Peter Brang


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20. Managing Alpine Forests in a Changing Climate

By Peter Brang, Andrej Breznikar, Marc Hanewinkel, Robert Jandl and Bernhard Maier


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