התמודדות יערות עם שינוי האקלים ההדרגתי ועם אירועי קיצון: התייחסות לעולם והתמקדות בישראל

Translated title of the contribution: Forests' response to gradual climate change and increased frequency of extreme events – a global and local perspective

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Abstract

The rise in temperature and the increased frequency and severity of extreme events due to climate change will cause profound and possibly irreversible changes in plant community structures,forest densities, and provision of ecosystem services in many habitats worldwide. A key approach to mitigating this climate change is afforestation.Therefore, it is crucial to understand which trees pecies cope better with changing conditions and what traits are involved with or contribute to coping with climate change in forest ecosystems.This review discusses how abiotic stresses, such as high temperature, drought, high VPD, elevatedCO2, and high radiation fluxes, limit the growth,survival, and regeneration of forests in Israel and worldwide. We have focused on the ability of forest trees to acclimate to gradual environmental changes that occur over a long period, as opposed to their response to extreme short-term events(e.g., heat waves). We suggest that climate change impacts forests in all the geographic regions of Israel, resulting in complex interactions between trees and their environment. Thus, a nuanced research approach (studying the tree/forest with precise and integrated techniques) combined with long-term monitoring and comprehensive integration of innovative technologies is crucial for early detection and economic intervention
Translated title of the contributionForests' response to gradual climate change and increased frequency of extreme events – a global and local perspective
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)15-27
Number of pages13
Journalיער
Volume22
StatePublished - 2022

IHP publications

  • IHP publications
  • Droughts
  • Global warming
  • Precipitation (Meteorology)
  • Monitoring
  • Floods
  • Forests and forestry

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