Climate Change & Forest Ecosystems

Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Climate Change and Forest Ecosystems

The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) conducts research in the area of climate change and forest ecosystems. This research focuses on understanding the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems and developing strategies to adapt and mitigate these impacts. Some specific areas of research may include:
  • Climate change impacts: studying the effects of changes in temperature, precipitation, and other climatic factors on forest ecosystems, including changes in forest structure, productivity, and species composition
  • Carbon sequestration: researching the role of forests in removing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in biomass and soil
  • Forest management: developing sustainable forest management practices that help forests adapt to climate change and maintain their resilience
  • Forest conservation: researching ways to protect and conserve forest ecosystems, particularly those that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change

Overall, these research themes aim to promote the conservation and sustainable use of Nigeria’s forest resources and to protect the biodiversity of the country, by providing scientific knowledge and tools to mitigate the impact of climate change on forest ecosystems.