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Final COST STReESS meeting


Joachimsthal (Berlin)


13-14 April 2016


Shaping future forests - understanding tree responses to extreme climate events

Extreme events associated with climate change are affecting European forests, putting ecosystem services at risk. Assessing these risks is the driving force behind “STReESS”, an interdisciplinary COST Action community operating at the overlap of different disciplines. Our tree centred, bottom-up, approach allows us to assess mechanistic understanding of short- and long-term growth responses to climate-change induced stress, including crucial aspects as plasticity, mortality, and adaptation, which largely determine forest resilience. A powerful example of the strength of this concept is illustrated by interconnecting twittering trees across Europe creating a network enabling near-real time assessment of forest stress responses and establishment of early-warning stress detection features.


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April 12 - Our Final meeting will start with an opening event, where we reflect on our Action results and past 4 years of COST collaboration. There will be time for chatting, drinking, swinging..

April 13/14 – During an 1.5 day symposium we will present the achievements of our Action.

April 14 - afternoon - Panel discussion on "Shaping future forests: the tree perspective!" and an exciting interdisciplinary outreach event where  the COST STReESS community presents its scientific approach, tools, results, implications for society and practice. An unique chance for everybody interested in the subject – scientists & non-scientists - to learn about our activities and the power and potential of our approach!  STReESS in a nutshell!




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