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Challenges in vulnerability assessment of forests under climate change

Sharma, Jagmohan and Chaturvedi, Rajiv Kumar and Bala, G and Ravindranath, NH (2013) Challenges in vulnerability assessment of forests under climate change. In: CARBON MANAGEMENT, 4 (4). pp. 403-411.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4155/CMT.13.35

Abstract

Forest-management goals in the context of climate change are to reduce the adverse impact of climate change on biodiversity, ecosystem services and carbon stocks. For developing an effective adaptation strategy, knowledge on nature and sources of vulnerability of forests is necessary to conserve or enhance carbon sinks. However, assessing the vulnerability of forest ecosystems is a challenging task, as the mechanisms that determine vulnerability cannot be observed directly. In this article, we list the challenges in forest vulnerability assessments and propose an assessment of inherent vulnerability by using process-based indicators under the current climate. We also suggest periodic assessment of vulnerability, which is necessary to review adaptation strategies for the management of forests and forest carbon stocks.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article is belongs to FUTURE SCI LTD
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
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Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 05:08
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 08:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/47524

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