Alien Organisms and trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
Climate change and effects on the forest ecosystem
How will climate change affect the development of the forest ecosystem in Norway? VKM seeks to answer this question in a new knowledge summary.
The summary is commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency, in consultation with the Norwegian Agriculture Agency.
In addition to shedding light on how climate change will affect ecosystem services in forests, the summary will contribute towards a strategy for how Norway can adapt to climate change.
VKM will provide an overview of available knowledge about how climate change can affect the development of the seven characteristics that characterize forest ecosystems in sound condition in Norway. This includes, among other things, what effect climate change will have on biodiversity and on functionally important species and habitats.
If the time frame for the project permits it, VKM shall assess the impact climate change can have on threatened habitats, or on habitats that have a particularly central significance for ecosystem functions in forests.
VKM shall assess the vulnerability of ecosystems in Norwegian forests and identify factors that can contribute towards ecosystems becoming more robust and resilient to climate change.
The Project Team
The team consists of:
- Vigdis Vandvik - VKM Steering Committee member, Scientific Leader of the project
- Lars Robert Hole - VKM member, Panel for Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)-
- Kyrre Kausrud - VKM member, Panel for Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
- Lawrence Kirkendall - VKM member, Panel for Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
- Stein Joar Hegland – External expert, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
- Rolf Anker Ims – External expert, University of Tromsø
- Håvard Kauserud - External expert, University of Oslo
- Jenni Nordén – External expert, NINA
- Line Nybakken – External expert, NMBU
- Mikael Ohlson – External expert, NMBU
- Olav Skarpaas – External expert, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
- Daniel Flø – VKM Secretariat, Project Manager
The Panel of Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Panel for Plant Health are responsible for the knowledge summary.
The report is due to be published in the autumn of 2021.
Vitenskapskomiteen for mat og miljø