Restoring Forest Landscapes in the Face of Climate Change
This book chapter focuses on how forest restoration can serve as an adaptive management strategy to climate change, especially given the positive impacts restoration can have for people and biodiversity.
conclusions & takeaways
Although forests store carbon, forest restoration is not a foolproof strategy for mitigation of carbon on the atmosphere, especially given the susceptibility of forests to fire, pests, and pathogens. However, forest restoration that focuses on ecosystem health, genetic diversity, and habitat connectivity can increase resistance and resilience to climate change impacts, benefitting people and wildlife.
Restoring Forest Landscapes in the Face of Climate Change. In: Forest Restoration in Landscapes. Forest Restoration in Landscapes. Springer-Verlag; Submitted:31–37. doi:10.1007/0-387-29112-1_5..
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