Monitoring global tree mortality patterns and trends. Report from the VW symposium ‘Crossing scales and disciplines to identify global trends of tree mortality as indicators of forest health’

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From the 21stto the 23rdJune 2017, the Herrenhausen castle inHannover/Germany hosted a diverse and large crowd with morethan 70 tree physiologists, forest ecologists, forest inventoryexperts, remote-sensing scientists, and vegetation modele rs. Par-ticipants from six continent s and from more than 20 countriesgathered to discuss how to improve the scientific determination ofglobal-scale patterns, drivers, and trends of a threatening phe-nomenon: the apparent emergence of recent widespread treemortality events in diverse forests around the world.Continuin g the theme of a workshop held at the Max-PlanckInstitute for Biogeochemistry in Jena (Germany) in 2014 (Hart-mann et al., 2015), the Hanover meeting intended to developapproaches, tools and collaborative actions to accelerate progress inaddressing regional patterns and trends of tree mortality (Williamset al., 2013). Over the last decade climate change related treemortality events have been increasingly reported around the globe(van Mantgem et al., 2009; Carnicer et al., 2011; Peng et al., 2011;Brienen et al., 2015), but to what degree this is a global trend,amplifying under increasing climate change, remains uncertain.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Monitoring global tree mortality patterns and trends. Report from the VW symposium ‘Crossing scales and disciplines to identify global trends of tree mortality as indicators of forest health’
Series title New Phytologist
DOI 10.1111/nph.14988
Volume 217
Issue 3
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher New Phytologist Trust
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 40 p.
First page 948
Last page 987