The programme was started in the beginning of 2007. The program
comprises of over 20 projects within the following three
Phenological studies – appearance of climate change in forests
The tasks of the studies include assessment of past growth variation
in forests using long-term tree ring chronologies/needle trace
chronologies from timber-line forests as well as data from the
Biological bases of forests and forest use in the changing climate
The tasks of the studies focus on examining the adaptability of
tree species to future climate, and on assessment of risks for pest
and pathogen outbreaks in future climate.
Forest economics and environmental economics in the changing
The tasks of the studies focus on climate policy tools that could
be applied in forest sector related to carbon sequestration, and
energy and material substitution.