Canadian Forest Service Publications

Workshop: Effects of climate change on major forest disturbances (fire, insects) and their impact on biomass production in Canada: synthesis of the current state of knowledge. Proceedings: Quebec City, September 21, 2003. (Atelier : Effets des changements climatiques sur les perturbations forestières majeures (feu, insectes) et les conséquences sur la production de biomasse au Canada : une synthèse de l’état actuel des connaissances. Actes : Québec, le 21 septembre 2003). 2004. Gauthier, S.; Gray, D.R.; Li, Chao, editors. Pages 1-55 in , Quebec city. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Sainte-Foy, Quebec. 110 p.

Year: 2004

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 24714

Language: English / French

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The aim of this workshop was to present a synthesis of the current knowledge on the effects of climate change on two major types of disturbances (fire and insects) and their impact on forest biomass production in Canada. In addition to being a source of wood products and pulp, forest biomass is:

  1. the second largest source of renewable energy in Canada;
  2. a major carbon pool in the global carbon budget. Canada’s forest dynamics are mainly shaped by large-scale natural disturbances such as fire and insect outbreaks. Climate change will very likely influence these disturbance agents and have a significant impact on biomass productivity. This workshop was meant to highlight current research on the effects of climate change on landscape-level disturbances and biomass productivity.