Forestry aspects of climate evaluation
In contrast to the other site factors, climate has shown a relative fast changes in the last decades. This emphasised the need of the rethink of the existing forest climate classification based on a more scientific, ecophysiological approach. For the more exact assessment of the climate, a new indicator (Forestry Aridity Index; FAI) has been developed that characterizes the forest climate categories with meteorological variables, thus the area of these categories and its observed and expected changes can be captured. FAI enables the more accurate climate categorization of the forest regions in the forest inventory, which is one of the most important innovation in the forestry sector. Revision of the climate classification of the inventory is important, since the categories have also general forest management contexts, i.e. ecological, management and economic conditions are associated with them. In-depth understanding of these relationships allows the renewal of forestry site typology. Based on this, it is possible to develop a Decision Support System for forestry that can be applied to adapt to climate change its impacts.
Keywords: climate classification in forestry, Forestry Aridity Index, forest climate categories
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Führer, E. (2018): Forestry aspects of climate evaluation. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 8(1): 27-42. (in Hungarian) DOI: 10.17164/EK.2018.002
Volume 8, Issue 1
28 May 2018
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