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Resilient forests

START: 2020

Boreal end hemiboreal forests are expected to be particularly exposed and vulnerable to climate change due to the extreme changes predicted for areas at high latitudes in the northern hemisphere. In addition, boreal and hemiboreal forests in Europe are traditionally managed as monospecific even-aged coniferous forests which are highly vulnerable to environmental changes. This vulnerability calls for action to better understand the risks connected to climate change and the barriers to forest management change in order to improve the resilience of boreal 
and hemiboreal forests by implementing adaptation and mitigation forest management strategies based on the gained knowledge. 

The aim of this action group (AG) is to foster collaboration between research groups in BECC to find solutions to increase resilience of boreal and hemiboreal forests. In particular, the AG wants to further develop research opportunities connecting experimental research and remote sensing to ecosystem 
modelling and linking to research investigating social and cultural factors that influence forest management. Moreover, the AG will engage in transferring knowledge to stakeholders and the next generation of researchers. 

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