c7.7.46 – Action FP0903: climate change and forest mitigation and adaptation in a polluted environment

Paoletti E

IPP-CNR, Via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
Collocazione: c7.7.46 – Tipo Comunicazione: Poster
7° Congresso SISEF *
Sessione 7: “Poster” *

Contatto: Elena Paoletti (e.paoletti@ipp.cnr.it)

Abstract: Forests are facing significant pressures from climate change and air pollution. The integrative effects of air pollution and climatic changes are key issues for research. Present evidence suggests climate change to become increasingly harmful to forests under air pollution. However, in-nature interactions of different stressors (ozone, nutrition, CO2, drought, frost) and the effects on forest services (production, protection, socio-economical relevance) are still poorly understood, mostly because of limited interaction between the disciplinary-oriented scientific communities. The COST Strategic Workshop Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Environment: Identifying Future Monitoring and Research Needs, held in Istanbul in 2008, recommended more integration between approaches and themes in order to assess the risks for European forests. This Action creates a platform of experts from different fields, with the following main objectives: 1) to increase understanding of state and potential of forest mitigation and adaptation to climate change in a polluted environment; and 2) to reconcile process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modelling at comprehensive forest research sites (Supersites III). Present forest monitoring in Europe is carried out at Level I and II plots by the ICP Forests programme on behalf of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. Supersites of Level III were proposed in Istanbul, with the main aim of integrating soil, plant and atmospheric sciences and monitoring, and providing policy-oriented modelling with scientifically sound indicators of pollution and climate-related risks. For more information and contacts, visit http://w3.cost.esf.org/index.php?id=143&action_number=FP0903

Citazione: Paoletti E (2009). Action FP0903: climate change and forest mitigation and adaptation in a polluted environment . 7° Congresso Nazionale SISEF, Isernia – Pesche (IS), 29 Set – 03 Ott 2009, Contributo no. #c7.7.46