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Adaptation to climate change in Swedish forestry

Keskitalo, E. Carina H.; Bergh, Johan; Felton, Adam; Bjoerkman, Christer; Berlin, Mats; Axelsson, Petter; Ring, Eva; Agren, Anneli; Roberge, Jean-Michel; Klapwijk, Maartje J.; Boberg, Johanna


Adaptation to climate change in forestry has become a growing concern, in part dueto the impact of storms and other events that have raised the awareness of such risks amongstforest owners. Sweden is one of Europe's most densely-forested countries, with this sector playinga major role economically. However adaptation has, to a large extent, been limited to the provisionof recommendations to forest managers, most of which have only been partially implemented.This paper summarizes research with direct implications for adaptation to climate change withinthe forestry sector in Sweden. The focus is based in particular on providing examples of adaptationsthat illustrate the specific Swedish orientation to adaptation, in line with its relatively intensive forestmanagement system. The paper thus illustrates a specific Swedish orientation to adaptation throughactive management, which can be contrasted with approaches to adaptation in other forestry systems,in particular those with limited management or management based on maintaining natural forestsin particular.


adaptation to climate change; forestry; Sweden

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2016, Volym: 7, nummer: 2, artikelnummer: 28