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Unsylva publishes special issue on "Adapting to climate change"

by: Minna Korhonen

The question of how forests and forest-dependent people will adapt to climate change is a growing area of research and has been at the heart of a number of recent conferences. One of these, the international conference on Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate with Emphasis on Forest Health: A Review of Science, Policies and Practices (Umeå, Sweden, August 2008), spawned the contents of this special double issue of Unasylva. The conference, organized by FAO, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, brought together over 300 researchers, managers and decision-makers from 50 countries.

Unasylva’s special issue includes a varied sample of presentations from the Umeå conference.

Unasylva No. 231/232, Vol. 60, 2009/1-2 is now available online at


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