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Adaptation to Climate Change in Swedish Forestry
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
SLU, Alnarp, Sweden.
SLU, Uppsala, Sweden .
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2016 (English)In: Forests, ISSN 1999-4907, E-ISSN 1999-4907, Vol. 7, no 2, 28- p., UNSP 28Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Adaptation to climate change in forestry has become a growing concern, in part due to the impact of storms and other events that have raised the awareness of such risks amongst forest owners. Sweden is one of Europe's most densely-forested countries, with this sector playing a major role economically. However adaptation has, to a large extent, been limited to the provision of recommendations to forest managers, most of which have only been partially implemented. This paper summarizes research with direct implications for adaptation to climate change within the forestry sector in Sweden. The focus is based in particular on providing examples of adaptations that illustrate the specific Swedish orientation to adaptation, in line with its relatively intensive forest management system. The paper thus illustrates a specific Swedish orientation to adaptation through active management, which can be contrasted with approaches to adaptation in other forestry systems, in particular those with limited management or management based on maintaining natural forests in particular.

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Basel: MDPI AG , 2016. Vol. 7, no 2, 28- p., UNSP 28
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adaptation to climate change, forestry, Sweden
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Forest Science Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119080DOI: 10.3390/f7020028ISI: 000371896900017OAI: diva2:920012
Available from: 2016-04-15 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2016-04-15Bibliographically approved

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