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News from Future Forests

New book about the Nordic Forest

Nordic forests under pressure 

In the future, Nordic forests may become increasingly torn between demands from global industry, climate change mitigation, and environmental concerns, according to a new book: “The Future Use of Nordic Forests – A Global Perspective”. The book project has been funded by the Future Forests research programme.

“The Future Use of Nordic Forests – A Global Perspective” was launched yesterday at the International Boreal Forests Research Association (IBFRA) conference 2015 in Rovaniemi, Finland. The book explores the current and future problems facing forest managers and policymakers in Nordic countries including Sweden, Finland, and Norway, and also in similar forest systems such as Canada.

News from Future Forests

Nordic forests under pressure – release of new book funded by Future Forests

[150526]  In the future, Nordic forests may become increasingly torn between demands from global industry, climate change mitigation, and environmental concerns, according to a new book: “The Future Use of Nordic Forests – A Global Perspective”. The book project has been funded by the Future Forests research programme. Read more

Future Forests attends the World Forestry Congress

[150522] Future Forests will participate at the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, 7-11 September. Read more

Workshop on the circumboreal  forest and climate change

Future Forests will take part in a workshop arranged by the Canadian Forest Service that will address questions regarding boreal forest responses to global change and predictions of whether the boreal forests are likely to be carbon sinks or sources in 2100. Focus will also be put on the forest sector mitigation and adaptation options. Read more.


What is Future Forests?

Future Forests is a research program initiated by Mistra, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is host and  the program is a joint initiative between SLU, Umeå University och Skogforsk.


Recent publications

Berlin, M., Jansson, G. & Högberg, K-A. 2014. Genotype by environment interaction in the southern Swedish breeding population of Picea abies using new climatic indices. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2014.978889

Beland Lindahl K, Westholm E. 2014. Transdisciplinarity in practice: aims, collaboration and integration in a Swedish research programme. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences. 10.1080/1943815X.2014.945940

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