Controls on Provisioning Services and Forest Productivity. Responses and Risk under Changing Environmental Conditions.

C. Boisvenue, S. W. Running

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Abstract

Through ecological services provided by forests, every human is either locally or globally affected by the level of forest productivity in some way. Ecosystem services are often provided in direct proportion to forest productivity. The strong link between forest productivity and ecosystem services makes forest productivity level a powerful surrogate for the interaction between global environmental changes and ecosystem services. Forest productivity is most often quantified in terms of carbon fluxes. In this chapter, we (1) provide a general understanding of the drivers of forest productivity; (2) synthesize documented responses of forest productivity to environmental changes, and based on this state of knowledge; (3) evaluate the risks that come with these and future changes; and (4) present a final synthesis of adaptation and mitigation options.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages129-149
Number of pages21
Volume4
ISBN (Print)9780123847041
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Climate
  • Climate Impacts
  • Climate risks
  • Forest
  • Forest growth
  • Forest responses
  • Measurement scale
  • Net primary productivity
  • Productivity
  • Vulnerability

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