Climate Change and Forest Ecosystems


Silvia Lac, PhD (Editor)
Forestry/Environmental Independent Consultant, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Mark P. McHenry, PhD (Editor)
School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Australia

Series: Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
BISAC: SCI026000

This book focuses on climate change and forest ecosystems (impacts, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation), and includes work from various international institutions that consider forests as part of the solution to address climate change. This book aims to increase the understanding of forest ecosystems dynamics in response to a changing climate; to address deforestation and maximize carbon sequestration in forests and forest products. Community and political issues involved at various project and ecosystem scales are also discussed in detail. By advancing and exchanging knowledge that is complimentary to the UNFCCC-IPCC framework, our team of editors and authors hope to add a valuable contribution to address global climate change in relation to forestry and forest ecosystems in vulnerable locations. It includes work from various institutions and international contributors. Book chapters include a wide variety of topics on climate change impacts, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation of forests.

Our team of editors, reviewers, and authors are honored to be part of this project; truly an example of international cooperation and articulation within the climate change community. The chapters and authors of this book were carefully selected through a rigorous peer review process considering publication records, relevant and high quality contributions to this topic, and priming international cooperation. The intended audience includes the international climate change community including contributors to the UNFCCC-IPCC process, policymakers, consultants, project developers, researchers and their institutions.

Climate Change and Forest Ecosystems aims to be a valuable addition to multidisciplinary and international cooperation efforts (programs, cap-and-trade, carbon trade, CDM, REDD, REDD+), to standards developments (e.g., VCS, FSC), governmental and nongovernmental agencies worldwide, and the general public. The editors believe this book is an effective tool to help the international community progress in understanding and managing forest ecosystems under climatic change, and is part of a series to address climate change through international collaboration and cooperation. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Carbon Sequestration Analysis for Canfor TFL48 from the Canadian Budget Model for the Forestry Sector (CBM-CFS3) (pp. 1-16)
Silvia Lac (Forest Engineer and Climate Change Consultant, Porto Alegre, Brazil and others)

Chapter 2 – Simulation Modeling to Address Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning in a Saskatchewan Forest Ecosystem (pp. 17-36)
Elaine Qualtiere and Mark Johnston (Saskatchewan Research Council, Saskatoon, Canada)

Chapter 3 – Shelterbelts on Saskatchewan Farms: An Asset or a Nuisance (pp. 37-54 )
Suren N. Kulshreshtha and Janell Rempel (Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Chapter 4 – Indigenous Philippine Aeta Magbukún Tribe’s Traditional Forest Use and Adaptation to Encroaching Cultures, Land Uses and Cash-Based Agriculture and Forestry (pp. 55-70)
Mark P. McHenry, Vincent S. Balilla, Julia Anwar-McHenry, Riva Marris Parkinson and Danilo T. Banal (School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Western Australia and others)

Chapter 5 – Detecting Logging Roads and Clearcuts with TerraSAR and RADARSAT Data (pp. 71-88)
John Agbo Ogbodo, Christian Toochi Egbuche and Oludunsin Tunrayo Arodudu (Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (FAAT), Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State, Nigeria and others)

Chapter 6 – Charcoal from Savanna Woodlands in a REDD Strategy: Case of Sudan (pp. 89-106)
Abdelsalam A. Abdelsalam (Forest Planning Environmental Specialist, Independent Consultant, Khartoum, Sudan)

Chapter 7 – Evaluation of Forest Soil Environmental Parameters that Influence Carbon Sequestration Potential (pp. 107-118)
Christian Toochi Egbuche, Su Zhiyao and John Agbo Ogbodo (Department of Forestry, Wildlife Technology and School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria and others)

Chapter 8 – Mycorrhizas Associated with Forests under Climate Change (pp. 119-134)
Marcela Claudia Pagano and Partha P. Dhar (Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil and others)

Chapter 9 – Small-Scale Producers, Risk and Climate Change in an Amazonian Municipality (pp. 135-152)
Vanesa Rodríguez Osuna, Jan Börner and Marcelo Cunha (Center for Development Research (ZEF), Department of Economic and Technological Change, University of Bonn, Germany and others)

Chapter 10 – Biochar Augumentation of Forest Soils As a Plant Growth Enhancer and Long-Term Carbon Sink (pp. 153-172)
Zuzana Micekova (Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway)



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