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News from Future Forests

Join the Future Forests Side Event at World Forestry Congress

Future Forests attends XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban

Future Forests attends XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban. Future Forests is sharing knowledge on how an interdisciplinary scientific framework can be used to address the complex and interlinked challenges that face the world when climate change, demographic and social change, shifting economic power, and an increase in energy consumption are placing growing demands on natural resources including forests. Join us in exploring a) how to engage stakeholders at different levels in forest transition processes in different parts of the world and b) what are the future forests governance models to address the great challenges.

Come and meet the Future Forests scientists at Booth D1/D2 for minisessions and interesting conversations.

News from Future Forests

Young peoples visions on the future of forests

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Social science researchers discuss biosafety and tree health

[150901 What societal measures are needed to stop and limit the spread of insects and pathogens, and how can invasive species be managed through legislation?Future Forests researcher Carina Keskitalo is one of the initiators of a new international working group in IUFRO. Read more

Incorporate forests in a future climate agreement – voices from a workshop

[150901] Representatives of governments, public agencies, organisations and researchers gathered in Uppsala on 21-22 May to discuss the role of the forest in a future climate agreement. Read more

Aquatic life in streams and rivers is a significant source for CO2

[150826] A new study published in Nature Geoscience reveals that a substantial part of carbon dioxide evasion from streams and rivers is caused by aquatic metabolism, that is organisms in the water that are breathing out CO2. Read more

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


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

Mårald, E., Sandström, C., Rist, L., Rosvall, O., Samuelsson, L., Idenfors, A. 2015. Exploring the use of a dialogue process to tackle a complex and controversial issue in forest management. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research.

Ahlström, M.A., Lundqvist, L. 2015. Stand development during 16-57 years in partially harvested sub-alpine uneven-aged Norway spruce stands reconstructed from increment cores. Forest Ecology and Management. Öppnas i nytt fönster

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