Canadian Forest Service Publications

Climate Change: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees. 2016. Gauthier, S. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 104. 2 p.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36650

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Climate change represents a major concern with regard to Canadian forests, as they will be subjected to greater temperature increases than the rest of the planet. The impacts of climate change should be sufficient to justify modifying the forest management systems used in Canada. With this in mind, researchers from the Canadian Forest Service are examining potential approaches to better equip forest managers.

Plain Language Summary

This publication focuses on potential measures to be taken in order to better equip forest managers so that they may cope more effectively with the impacts of climate change.

New climate conditions will affect both the forest sector (losses in productivity, changes in forest composition and structure) and humans (risk of critical economic and social situations for forest communities).

Researchers from the Canadian Forest Service have offered forest managers an online tool that identifies adaptation options mentioned in the scientific literature.

Branching Out is a series of plain language fact sheets describing Laurentian Forestry Centre research projects.

Also available under the title:
Changement climatique : ne pas laisser l’arbre cacher la forêt. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 104. (French)