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ISAS2018-Winter - 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Scientific Studies, Samsun, Turkey, Nov 30, 2018

Best Practices and Policies Regarding Forestry in Response to Climate Change (ISAS2018-Winter_50)
Nuray Mısır1*, Mehmet Mısır2, Cemile Çakır3
1Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
2Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
3Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
* Corresponding author: nuray@ktu.edu.tr
Published Date: 2019-01-14   |   Page (s): 268-272   |    9     3

ABSTRACT Forest functions traditionally included wood production, protection and forest recreation. The twofold role of
forests as both sources and sinks of greenhouse gases makes their influence on the climate extremely significant. This fact has
led to climate change adaptation and mitigation being set as a current priority in forestry. European Union as well as whole
world focuses on the mitigation of climate change impact through increasing the size of the carbon pool in forests, which is a
worldwide recommended mitigation measure. Maintaining the carbon stock and enhancing carbon sequestration of forests in
Europe contributes to the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto
Protocol. Mitigation is achieved either through the creation of new forest areas or through sustainable forestry. Both
approaches provide carbon sequestration and storage in forest biomass and soils. Therefore, carbon stock needs to be
incorporated in sustainable forestry by supporting research and analysis on these topics. Sustainable forestry contributes to
climate change mitigation by preserving and expanding carbon stocks in the natural and planted forests. In view of this fact,
the paper aims to investigate alternative forestry practices in planted in order to identify the most efficient in terms of carbon
sequestration and storage in forests.  
KEYWORDS Carbon stock, sequestration, planted, forestry practices and policy
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