Silviculture: forest protection

Andrea Battisti, Luigi Masutti, Elena Paoletti, Alessandro Ragazzi


The multiple services provided by forests (conservation of: biodiversity, soil and water resources, mitigation of climate change, cleaning of air and water, timber production, landscape and recreation) are strongly dependent on forest health. In this paper we synthesize the main outcomes of the session on ‘Silviculture, Forest Protection’ held within the III Italian National Congress of Silviculture, Taormina, 16-19 October 2008


insects; fungi; pollution; climate change

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