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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Dec 11;104(50):19697-702. Epub 2007 Dec 6.

Climate change impacts on forestry.

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  • 1Department of Earth System Science and Policy, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9011, USA.


Changing temperature and precipitation pattern and increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO(2) are likely to drive significant modifications in natural and modified forests. Our review is focused on recent publications that discuss the changes in commercial forestry, excluding the ecosystem functions of forests and nontimber forest products. We concentrate on potential direct and indirect impacts of climate change on forest industry, the projections of future trends in commercial forestry, the possible role of biofuels, and changes in supply and demand.

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