Canadian Forest Service Publications

Enhancing Forest Productivity, Value, and Health through Silviculture in a Changing World, 2021. Thiffault, Nelson, and Bradley D. Pinno. Forests 12, no. 11: 1550.

Year: 2021

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 40526

Language: English

Availability: PDF (download)

Available from the Journal's Web site.
DOI: 3390

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Abstract

Global change is inducing important stresses to forests worldwide [1,2]. For example, increases in the frequency and intensity of drought events and invasions by new exotic invasive plants and insects have started to modify forest dynamics, including regeneration, recruitment, and growth, with significant effects on the provision of ecosystem services [3]. Meanwhile, the world population is exerting growing pressure on forest ecosystems as a source of materials supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy, e.g., [4]. Silviculture, which enables controlling the establishment, growth, composition, and quality of forest vegetation to achieve management objectives [5], offers the opportunity to create and maintain forest ecosystems that can meet these challenges [6]. There is a vibrant need to conduct and disseminate silviculture research that provides the knowledge required to favor the resistance, resilience, or transition of forest ecosystems in the face of climate change