Georg Winkel

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Beech forests previously covered substantial areas of the continental region of Europe, however, their current distribution is limited to a small percentage of their former yet still potential range. Many beech forests are now protected under the European Union-wide conservation approach of Natura 2000. We analyse the impact of Natura 2000 on the management(More)
Scientific studies reveal significant consequences of climate change for nature, from ecosystems to individual species. Such studies are important factors in policy decisions on forest conservation and management in Europe. However, while research has shown that climate change research start to impact on European conservation policies like Natura 2000,(More)
The conservation and sustainable management of forests is a topic of significant interest for scholars and policy makers alike. Yet, this is a multifaceted issue that raises important questions related to different societal and scientific perspectives, while values of the multiple services that forest ecosystems deliver for society must also be taken into(More)
Preface The current rate of species extinction is one of the most challenging environmental problems of the 21st century. Above all, the continuing process of deforestation and forest degradation, particularly in less developed tropical countries but also in boreal and temperate regions, has severe impact on biodiversity because forests harbor a great share(More)
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