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The role of boreal forests and forestry in the global carbon budget. Proceedings of IBFRA 2000 Conference. 2002. Shaw, C.H.; Apps, M.J., editors., May 8-12, 2000, Edmonton, Alberta. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, and the International Boreal Forest Research Association. 326 p.

Year: 2002

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 21225

Language: English

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Abstract

The International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) 2000 conference "The Role of Boreal Forests and Forestry in the Global Carbon Budget" was held on May 8-12, 2000, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and brought together nearly 300 experts, scientists, forest managers, and policy advisors from around the world. Manuscripts from the conference have been published in special issues of The Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Forest Ecology and Management and Climatic Change as well as in this proceedings volume. Collectively these papers represent a snapshot of the state of science at the end of the 20th century. They cover a range of topics including large scale assessment of carbon budgets and cycling, impacts of climate change and natural disturbance regimes, and contemporary issues of importance to policy makers and forest managers. This proceeding volume includes a synthesis paper that summarizes the important findings and future research needs identified in the papers published in this report and the three journal special issues.