Chapter 26

Global Change and the Role of Forests in Future Land-Use Systems

Thomas Knoke1 and Andreas Hahn,    Technische Universität München, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Institute of Forest Management, Freising, Germany,    1Corresponding author: e-mail:


We analyse options to adapt forest and agricultural ecosystems to the adverse consequences of climatic change. We provide an overview of global change as it relates to the forest and agriculture sectors and conclude that forests should be analysed and their management optimised, together with their neighbouring agricultural ecosystems, if we are to be successful in meeting the challenges of future ...

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