We would like to invite you again to join the upcoming GreenRisk4ALPs Mountain Forest Conference (https://cmi.eventsair.com/greenrisk4alps/), which will be held online on June 28 and 29, 2021.
The conference is promoting risk-based protective forest management as part of an integral and ecosystem-based natural hazard risk management in the Alpine Space. We will share new insights and developed decision support tools and discuss with representatives from organizations and networks such as the Alpine Convention, EUSALP, GLOMOS, IUCN, IUFRO, PLANALP, and the Interreg Alpine Space program.
This virtual conference will be held under the auspices of the IUFRO Division 8.03.00 - Natural Hazards and Risk Management, and the IUFRO Unit 8.03.02 - Snow and Avalanches, and is free of charge.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you online!
Michaela Teich & the Organizing Team:
Anne Hormes and Jan-Thomas Fischer, Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)
Fred Berger, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)
Jean Pierre Fosson and Paolo Perret, Safe Mountain Foundation (FMS)
Kilian Heil, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT)
Stefan Steger, EURAC Research
Dr. Michaela Teich
Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW)
Department of Natural Hazards
Division of Snow and Avalanche
Hofburg | Rennweg 1 | A - 6020 Innsbruck
+43 664 885 082 87
The International Tree Mortality Network, an initiative of the IUFRO
task force on monitoring trends and patterns in global tree mortality,
continues the online seminar series join on *February 15, 4 pm CET*, with:
*Dr. Ana Bastos*
*Title: **Climate variability, extremes, and attribution of high-impact
ecological events: challenges and ways forward*
_Abstract:_ Climate and weather extremes impact tree functioning
directly and can further trigger forest disturbances, thus affecting
forest functioning and dynamics over periods much longer than the
extreme per-se. With increased frequency or intensity of extreme events
projected in the coming decades, extreme events might cluster in periods
shorter than recovery times, thereby amplifying impacts and potentially
inducing degradation and mortality trajectories. Understanding the links
between atmospheric variability controlling extreme event occurrence and
downstream impacts on forests is, therefore, crucial to: (i) separate
trends in disturbance/mortality events due to natural vs.
anthropogenically forced climate variability, (ii) improve process
understanding about the drivers of high-impact ecological events and
(iii) increase the robustness of future projections of forest dynamics.
_Bio:_ Ana Bastos is the Lead of the Climate-ecosystem-disturbance
interactions group of the Max Planck Institute of Biogeochemistry. She
specialises in climate-ecosystem interactions with an emphasis on the
inter-annual to long-term variability in the global carbon-cycle.
*Please register for the Zoom Webinar: *
Note that the talks might be recorded.
Seminar # 1: Matt Hansen - Global forest monitoring using satellite data
Seminar # 2: Flavia Costa - Tree mortality in the Amazon across local
hydrological gradients: how water table depth may save or condemn trees
as climate changes
Seminar #3: Belinda Medlyn - Tree mortality in Australian ecosystems:
past, present and future
Seminar #4: Nate McDowell - Rising tree mortality in the Anthropocene
Seminar #5: Lisa Hülsmann - Tree mortality modeling – a tool for
ecological inference and a challenge for projecting forest dynamics
Seminar #6: Craig D Allen - The global emergence of hotter-drought
drivers of forest disturbance tipping points
Seminar #7: Yude Pan - Impacts of disturbances on leaf area index and
productivity of terrestrial ecosystems
Seminar #8: Viacheslav Kharuk - Conifer decline and mortality in Siberia
Seminar #9: Barbara Bentz - Recipes for Climate-Induced Bark
Beetle-Caused Tree Mortality
*Visit us at:*
Dr. (habil.) Henrik Hartmann
MPI for Biogeochemistry
Hans Knöll Str. 10
07745 Jena, Germany
International Tree Mortality Network
IUFRO Task Force on monitoring of global tree mortality patterns and trends