During warm days and seasons the temperature in the forest is lower than its surroundings. New technology in the form of temperature loggers and high-resolution satellite images allows researchers to understand these mechanisms better now.

Illustration, three levels of trees
There are a lot of factors influencing microclimate in the forests – this is figure 3 from the review.

Read more in the review Forest microclimates and climate change: Importance, drivers and future research agenda published in Global Change Biology written by an international group of researchers specializing in ecology and the microclimate of forests led by Kristoffer Hylander (DEEP, Stockholms universitet) och Pieter DeFrenne (Ghent University, Belgien).


This news is from the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Science.