Facts


Following are a selection of scientific publications, lectures, and articles. 

Natural climate solutions

Natural climate solutions

Abstract: Existing knowledge reported here provides a robust basis for immediate global action to improve ecosystem stewardship as a major solution to climate change.

Rate of tree carbon accumulation increases continuously with tree size

Abstract: Forests are major components of the global carbon cycle, providing substantial feedback to atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. The results from this study resolve conflicting assumptions about the nature of tree growth.

Storm 

Can storm damage be avoided?

Abstract: In summary, our results show that the frequency of wind felling in southern Swedish forests has increased and that the increase seems to be due to the development of forestry.

Saved leaves in the spruce stands reduce the risk of storm damage in winter

Abstract: When the model was analyzed, it was found that the probability of a pure spruce stand being damaged during a storm of Gudrun character varied from 7%, for a stand with an average height of 15 m, to over 50% for a stand with an average height of 30 m (Figure 3 ). The probability of the most exposed surfaces was half as great when the proportion of spruce was lower than 70%.

Growth 

Higher levels of multiple ecosystem services are found in forests with more tree species

Abstract: Here, across a scale of 400,000 km2, we report that tree species richness in production forests shows positive to positively hump-shaped relationships with multiple ecosystem services. These include production of tree biomass, soil carbon storage, berry production and game production potential. For example, biomass production was approximately 50% greater with five than with one tree species

Bioenergy

Reconsidering bioenergy

Abstract: Growing and harvesting bioenergy crops — corn for ethanol or trees to fuel power plants, for example — is a poor use of land, which is a precious resource in the fight against climate change, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Fewer biofuels, more green spaceAbstract: Growing and harvesting bioenergy crops — corn for ethanol or trees to fuel power plants, for example — is a poor use of land, which is a precious resource in the fight against climate change, says a researcher.PDF: CO2 SKOG Fewer biofuels, more green space_ Climate action researcher calls for urgent shift — ScienceDaily.pdf