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Reports of climate change-induced tree mortality and forest decline are increasing in many parts of the world, yet there is no consensus on the consistency of global patterns or trends of tree mortality, nor on potential trajectories of future forest condition. Given the important role of forests for global biogeochemical cycles and for a sustainable provision of life-supporting ecosystem services and products, these knowledge gaps highlight the need for novel approaches towards monitoring and modelling tree mortality rates at the site, regional, continental and global level.

This session, organized by the IUFRO Task Force on Monitoring Global Tree Mortality and the International Tree Mortality Network, aims to bring together a diverse community of people working with ground-based and remote sensing data to assess the state of our forests and discuss new approaches for monitoring and predicting global tree mortality. We welcome contributions that provide avenues for developing coherent assessments across the diverse existing data sets and associated monitoring methods. We further encourage presentations that focus on detection, attribution or modelling of tree mortality either at the stand, catchment, regional or continental scale.

Convener: Nadine Ruehr | Co-conveners: Adriane Esquivel-MuelbertECSECS, Henrik Hartmann, Thomas Pugh, Cornelius Senf