REFORCE – Resilience mechanisms for risk adapted forest management under climate change

Climate change will increase risks for the provision of forest products and services. Enhancing forest resilience thus becomes a key objective for adapting forests to climate change.

To achieve this objective, researchers, policy-makers and managers must UNDERSTAND the mechanisms underlying forest resilience to climate change, and how they are influenced by forest management; ASSESS management options and their implications for ecosystem services in different European regions and under different environmental conditions; and ENHANCE the science-policy-practice interface to ensure that research results are informative for management and policy decisions.

As a result, REFORCE will develop and evaluate regionally-adapted, climate-resilient and risk-aware management regimes for multifunctional forestry.