Significant increase in forest disturbances since 1950s

Policy Brief 4

Marco Patacca, Marcus Lindner, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Mart-Jan Schelhaas
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Patacca, M., Lindner, M., Nabuurs, G.-J. and Schelhaas, M.-J. 2023. Significant increase in forest disturbances since 1950s. Policy Brief 4. European Forest Institute.


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Further reading:

Patacca, M., Lindner, M., Lucas-Borja, M.E., Cordonnier, T., Fidej, G., Gardiner, B., Hauf, Y., Jasinevičius, G., Labonne, S., Linkevičius, E., Mahnken, M., Milanovic, S., Nabuurs, G.-J., Nagel, T.A., Nikinmaa, L., Panyatov, M., Bercak, R., Seidl, R., Sever, M.Z.O., Socha, J., Thom, D., Vuletic, D., Zudin, S., Schelhaas, M.-J. (2023). Significant increase in natural disturbance impacts on European forests since 1950. Global Change Biology, 29(5):1359-1376.

Grünig, M., Seidl, R., Senf, C. (2023). Increasing aridity causes larger and more severe forest fires across Europe. Global Change Biology.


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