Living with storm damage to forests

B. Gardiner (Editor), A. Schuck (Editor), M.J. Schelhaas (Editor), C. Orazio (Editor), K. Blennow (Editor), B. Nicoll (Editor)

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Abstract

Windstorms are a major disturbance factor for European forests. In the past six decades wind storms have damaged standing forest volume, which on a yearly average equals about the size of Poland's annual fellings. The evedence also indicates that the actual severity of storms in the wake of climatic changes may increase during next decades.Windstorms damages have many environmental, economic and social implications.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJoensuu, Finland
PublisherEuropean Forest Institute
Number of pages132
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameWhat science can tell us
PublisherEuropean Forest Institute
No.3

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Keywords

  • forests
  • wind damage
  • risk assessment
  • climatic change
  • inventories
  • europe

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Gardiner, B., Schuck, A., Schelhaas, M. J., Orazio, C., Blennow, K., & Nicoll, B. (Eds.) (2013). Living with storm damage to forests. (What science can tell us; No. 3). Joensuu, Finland: European Forest Institute.