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News from Future Forests

The future forests will face a different climate

Reforestation guidelines will consider climate change

Tree breeding is a long-term activity and has to be adaptive and flexible to future conditions. Future Forests supports a project that aims to develop guidelines for seedling transfer, taking future climate into account. Results have been implemented for Scots pine, in collaboration with Finland.

Similar guidelines are underway  for Norway spruce in a joint project involving Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Baltic states.

News from Future Forests

New blogpost: Learning and networking at the World Forestry Congress

Maria Riala, market researcher at the Finnish Resource Institute LUKE and Future Forests, wrote a blog post about her participation in the 14th World Forestry Congress and about breaking out of the Nordic bioeconomy bubble. Read the blogpost.

Inspiring exchange of ideas at the Future Forests Get-together

During the XIV FAO World Forestry Congress, Future Forests held an international get-together exploring possibilities and sharing experiences on how to organize and communicate interdisciplinary science synthesis to achieve societal impact and exploring research opportunities between organizations and countries.  Look at more pictures from the Future Forests Get-together

PhD students from all over the world to study at Krycklan

[150924] Twenty five PhD-students from fourteen countries gathered in the small Swedish village Vindeln to participate in the rewarded course Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry given by SLU in Umeå adn finenced by Future Forests.  Read more.

If you care about water, care about forests

[150921] The FAO invited David Ellison, a science and policy expert specializing in forests and climate issues, to provide a keynote for the Forest & Water Dialogue at the World Forestry Congress in Durban. 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

More publications

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