Forest Resilience, Biodiversity, and Climate Change: A Synthesis of the Biodiversity/Resilience/Stability Relationship in Forest Ecosystems

Thompson, I., B. Mackey, S. McNulty and A. Mosseler

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Protecting primary forests and restoring managed or degraded forest ecosystems make a vital contribution to both reducing anthropogenic emissions and aiding societal adaptation to unavoidable climate change. It is the resilience inherent to intact forest ecosystems – fully functional units of plants, animals, micro-organisms, and fungi – that provides the best insurance against climate change and prospects for ensuring forests meet the needs of present and future generations.

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Technical Document

Convention on Biological Diversity