Effects of forest management on forests resistance and resilience
Mediterranean forests play a key role in providing services and goods to society, and are currently threatened by global change. We assess the future provision of ecosystem services by Mediterranean forests under a set of management and climate change scenarios, built by combining different regional policies and climate change assumptions. We use the process-based model SORTIE-ND to simulate forest dynamics under each scenario. We
couple the outputs of SORTIE-ND with empirical and process-based models to estimate changes in harvested timber, carbon storage, mushroom yield, water provision, soil erosion mitigation and habitat for biodiversity by 2100, and to assess the vulnerability of these management options to the main disturbances that affect Mediterranean forests.
Researchers: Aitor Ameztegui, Lluís Coll, Alejandra Morán-Ordóñez, Miquel de Cáceres