A study shows that the forest ecosystem shapes its environment, such as the microclimate or soil properties, to a greater extent than previously assumed. By influencing the environmental factors, the forest community as a whole is strengthened at the same time.
Study: Can land ecosystems go from being a carbon sink to a carbon source in the future? The study investigates whether climate change-induced temperature changes will bring the carbon uptake and release of terrestrial ecosystems to a tipping point.
The study of the Naturwald Akademie Germany shows how the climatic performance of the forest can be improved in Europe through near-natural, low-impact forestry. In the ideal case, forests can bind twice as much CO2 from the atmosphere each year. For this to happen, the current practice of forest management would have to change throughout Europe.