Keywords:

adaptation to the climate change, ecosystem integrity, natural disturbance, risk management, sustainability

Organizers:

Junko Morimoto, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan

Session description:

Increasing natural hazard induced by climate change in forest landscape (fire, windthrow, insects, tree disease, and drought) requires the knowledge and technique of forest management after the natural disturbance to enhance the ecological resilience.
Meanwhile the ecological resilience can be assessed in various ways depending on the disturbance types, purpose of the assessment, and management goals. Under the situation of shortage in labor and budget for the forest management, we have to find the sustainable way.
We will welcome speakers who are working on the research questions in forest landscape like:
Mapping method suitable for various types of natural disasters,
How can we assess/evaluate the ecological resilience/ forest reestablishment?
What is the feature of forest ecosystems with high resilience?
Is there any forest practice/management that reduce/enhance the ecological resilience after the disturbance?
Does the forest ecosystem with high resistance have the high resilience?
We will welcome speakers who are working on the research questions in forest landscape:  All the studies including concept study, field science, and simulation modelling are welcome.