Modelling distributions and interactions of abiotic and biotic forest damage risks in Finland

Future forest damages

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Forest damage are expected to intensify under climate change, particularly in boreal forests. The aims of our project are:
i)to improve the understanding of the effect of climate and landscape on the Pine sawfly damage of Scots pine forests,
ii)estimate the snow damage risks of forests, and estimate how it contributes to the wind damage of forests, and to
iii)create risk models and maps that can be later integrated to forest planning systems and shared online.


i) Ecological information about damage causing agents, and risk change under climate change
ii) New and more accurate forest damage risk models, which can be implemented into national level forest planning systems.
iii) Increased information among stakeholders about damage risks for their use in forest management planning, insurance purposes, and policy planning.