Present and future effects of climate, air pollution, forest pests and pathogens on forest health

Session organisers/chairs:

Andrzej Bytnerowicz (USDA Forest Service)

Content:

The aim of this session is to present state of scientific understanding of the interactive effects of various abiotic and biotic factors on forest health. Overview of the present health status of the World’s forests and projections of future changes will be presented from a perspective of changing climate, air pollution, pests, pathogens and management practices.

Confirmed presentations:
  1. Johan Kuylenstierna - Global climate change and air pollution problems and their implications for forest growth and health.
  2. Martin Lorenz - Status of forest health in Europe.
  3. Borys Tkacz - Status of forest health in North America.
  4. Johannes Eichhorn - Reaction of growth and litterfall of Fagus sylvatica to climatic variability.
  5. Maciej Skorupski - How to protect forests against aggressive biotic factors under changing climate scenarios?
  6. Andrzej Bytnerowicz et al.  -  IUFRO Division 7 perspective on the effects of climate, air pollution, pests and pathogens on forest health.