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The knowledge about potential climate change impacts on forests is continuously expanding and some changes in growth, drought induced mortality and species distribution have been observed. However despite a significant body of research, a knowledge and communication gap exists between scientists and non-scientists as to how climate change impact scenarios(More)
Projecting changes in forest productivity in Europe is crucial for adapting forest management to changing environmental conditions. The objective of this paper is to project forest productivity changes under different climate change scenarios at a large number of sites in Europe with a stand-scale process-based model. We applied the process-based forest(More)
In this study, the overall utility of forest management alternatives at the forest management unit level is evaluated with regard to multi-purpose and multi-user settings by a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) method. The MCA is based on an additive utility model. The relative importance of partial objectives of forest management (carbon sequestration, ground(More)
The process-based forest growth model 4C (FORESEE-FORESt Ecosystems in a Changing Environment) was used to analyze the growth of a mixed oak-pine stand [Quercus petraea (Mattuschka) Liebl., Pinus sylvestris L.]. The oak-pine stand is typical for the ongoing forest transformation in the northeastern lowlands. The pine and the oak trees are 104 and 9 years(More)
Fig. 4 a–c Overall and partial utilities (biod biodiversity, water groundwater recharge, c_seq carbon sequestration, and income) of management strategies (MS, compare Table 3) under the preference setting of the forest manager of public-owned forest (FM) (Fig. 6a), the private forest owner (FO) (Fig. 6b), and the environmental organisation (EO) (Fig. 6c)(More)
The overall objective of the project is the analysis of likely impacts of global change (CO 2 increase, N deposition, climate change and relevant socioeconomic trends) on forests in Europe. Changes in growth and productivity of forest species may influence the competitive relationships among the species, the species composition of unmanaged forests, and the(More)
To assess how the effects of drought could be better captured in process-based models, this study simulated and contrasted two water uptake approaches in Scots pine and Scots pine-Sessile oak stands. The first approach consisted of an empirical function for root water uptake (WU1). The second approach was based on differences of soil water potential along a(More)
We present simple models of forest net primary production (NPP) in Germany that show increasing productivity, especially in mountainous areas, under warming unless water becomes a limiting factor. They can be used for spatially explicit, rapid climate impact assessment. Climate impact studies largely rely on process-based forest models generally requiring(More)
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