27 May 2013 - 29 May 2013
IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
What is the future of the world’s forests? To understand and project this we need to (1) estimate the current state of the world’s forests and forest management, (2) understand the effects of main driving forces at a regional scale, and (3) define a way to make credible projections starting from the recent global forest inventory (Pan et al. 2011) and other sources (basically global RS products). It seems relevant to consider “future” in two generally interconnected temporal stages: (1) current-2030s; (2) by end of the 21th century.
Pan, Yude, Richard A. Birdsey, Jingyun Fang, Richard Houghton, Kauppi, Pekka E.; Kurz, Werner A.; Phillips, Oliver L.; Shvidenko, Anatoly; Josep G. Canadell, Philippe Ciais, Robert B. Jackson, Steven Pacala, Simon L. Lewis, A. David McGuire, Shilong Piao, Aapo Rautiainen, Stephen Sitch, Daniel Hayes. 2011. A large and persistent carbon sink in the world’s forests. Science. 333(6045): 988-993.
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