Forest Decline and Reproduction: Regional and Global Consequences (Proceedings of a Workshop in Krakow, Poland, 23-27 March 1987)

Kairiukstis, L., Nilsson, S., & Straszak, A. (1987). Forest Decline and Reproduction: Regional and Global Consequences (Proceedings of a Workshop in Krakow, Poland, 23-27 March 1987). IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-87-075

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Within the framework of the Dendrochronology, Biosphere and Acid Rain activities of IIASA's Environment Program, a Workshop "Forest Decline and Reproduction: Regional and Global Consequences" was held in Krakow, Poland from 23rd to 27th March, 1987. The Workshop was organized by IIASA in cooperation with the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The objectives of the Workshop were to seek a consensus about the status and knowledge of forest decline, especially in Europe, to identify the choices that international organizations, the forestry community, governments and industry must face, and to discuss ways to avoid further forest decline and facilitate the sustainability of the forest sector. A special field study trip was arranged to the Niepolomice Forest where special attention was given to the bio-indications of industrial damage and the disturbances of the main forest functions were discussed.

The Workshop was attended by some 90 senior scientists and agency representatives from East and West Europe, North America, Scandinavia and Japan. Great interest was shown by the ECE/FAO Team of Experts on Forest Decline whose representatives attended as observers. The Team of Experts held a special Committee Meeting in connection with the results achieved. In addition to presentations of some 60 papers on forest decline, the Workshop organizers and a number of key speakers prepared a set of resolutions that were adopted by the Workshop participants. Briefly, the resolutions call for reductions of air pollutant emissions, improved monitoring of the extent and growth rate of forest decline, more research in specific areas, and increased international cooperation.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Biosphere Dynamics (BIO)
Environment Program (ENV)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:12

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