CIFOR at Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

Growing Our Future!

22 – 26 Feb 2016, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines.
Friday | 13.30 - 15.00 | Widus Hotel

Innovative tools for sustainable forest management under climate change

This event is part of Phase II of the research project Adaptation of Asia-Pacific Forests to Climate Change, conducted at the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia. The goal of this project is to develop tools for climate change adaptation using the most advanced technologies and analytical approaches, as well as to develop adaptive strategies and recommendations for sustainable forest management in the Asia-Pacific.

Here, we will share the outcomes of Phase I, which include the development of a high resolution, high accuracy climate model (ClimateAP), development of climate niche models for Asia-Pacific tree species, and integration of multiple ecological models to develop locally-specific SFM recommendations. Additionally, we will introduce Phase II, which will focus on improving the tools developed in Phase I, and expanding their application to tropical and subtropical Asia-Pacific regions through the use of five Southeast Asian pilot sites. The aim of this research is to improve knowledge regarding the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems, as well as to improve the technical and adaptive capacity of local and regional forest managers to develop robust adaptation strategies to address climate change throughout the region.


- Dr. John Innes, University of British Columbia
- Dr. Tongli Wang, University of British Columbia
- Dr. Brad Seely, University of British Columbia
- Dr. Rod Keenan, University of Melbourne
- Dr. Guangyu Wang, University of British Columbia