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+++ 3-5 March 2020. More than 100 scientists gathered at Potdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and discussed the challenges related to 'Managing Forests in the 21st Century'. Pierre Ibisch and Jeanette Blumroeder contributed two oral presentations on the relevance of forests for (micro)climatic cooling and buffering +++


Forests and multiple ecosystem services: an ecosystem-based conservation perspective (abstract Ibisch)
Governing and managing forests for multi[...]
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+++ 26-28 February 2020. Pierre Ibisch gave a keynote talk at the European Forest Institute's (EFI) conference 'Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe' (at Research Centre CAESAR, Bonn, Germany). The conference objective was to compile and synthesise the scientific evidence related to the current state of integrated forest management approaches. The title of Pierre's talk, which was co-authored by Jeanette Blumroeder, was 'Forests and multiple ecosystem services: an ecosystem-based conservation perspective' +++


+++ 14 February 2020. Another paper communicating our research on boreal forest use under the FSC label (Forest Stewardship Council) has been published in Ecological Processes. The title of the study is Clearcuts and related secondary dieback undermine the ecological effectiveness of FSC certification in a borel forest. Another paper on the ecological effectiveness with a special focus on the clearcutting practices endorsed by FSC was published in Ecological Indicators. Our first paper on effectiveness of FSC was published in 2018 in Challenges in Sustainability. Amongst others, we concluded that large-scale clear-cutting practice within Intact Forest Landscapes, which means the logging of primary forests, feeds doubts about the consistency of FSC and its credibility +++