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landscape and policy perspectives

Trubins, Renats (2014). Non-industrial private land use and forest management. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2014:44
ISBN 978-91-576-8036-5
eISBN 978-91-576-8037-2
[Doctoral thesis]

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Demand for raw materials and food has long been rewarding intensive production oriented land uses, which has led to various environmental and social issues. Policies attempting to reconcile the interests and claims of different groups in society emerge from political process. Scientific research can support policy making by providing factual information and by generating and analyzing policy options. This thesis is an investigation of the prerequisites and a further development of methodologies and tools for scientific policy support concerning Non-industrial Private (NIP) land use and forest management in Sweden. Three characteristics of NIP (or small-scale, family) landownership are at the focus of the thesis: (i) spatial constraints (estate size) (Paper I), (ii) landowner behavior (Papers I, II and IV), and (iii) spatially explicit information on forest attributes and land use (Papers II and III).

Paper I assesses hypothetical scenarios of spatially targeted deciduous forest allocation strategies in the context of small scale forest ownership in southern Sweden. The study demonstrates that in order to avoid a priori unattainable policy goals, theoretical gains from spatial targeting need to be considered against the background of required landowners’ participation. Paper II analyses agricultural land-use change in Kronoberg County during 2000’s. The study shows that a significant portion of the originally reported pastures’ area has been replaced by land previously reported in other categories. Furthermore, the study indicates an overall extensification of grassland utilization in the county. Paper III presents a method for improved classification and accuracy assessment of ad-hoc categorical maps based on continuous-scale remote sensing estimates of forest variables. The method is applied in mapping deciduous dominated forests from an existing spatial dataset. Paper IV deals with a mixed, qualitative-quantitative approach to forest policy scenario construction. The paper proposes facilitating inferences of forest management configurations from assumed external factors by using a structured representation of forest management "behavioral matrix". An application example from a regional case study is provided.

Authors/Creators:Trubins, Renats
Title:Non-industrial private land use and forest management
Subtitle:landscape and policy perspectives
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :8 May 2014
Number of Pages:42
I.Lindbladh, M., Felton, A., Trubins, R. & Sallnäs, O. (2011). A landscape and policy perspective on forest conversion: Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) and the allocation of deciduous forests in southern Sweden. European Journal of Forest Research, pp. 861-869.
II.Trubins, R. (2013). Land-use change in southern Sweden: Before and after decoupling. Land Use Policy 33(0), pp. 161-169.
III.Trubins, R., Sallnäs O. (2014). Categorical mapping from estimates of continuous forest attributes – classification and accuracy. Silva Fennica vol. 48 no. 2 article ID 975. 16 p. (published in web)
IV.Trubins, R., Jonsson, R., Wallin, I., Sallnäs, O., Behavioral matrix – an approach to representing forest management and linking qualitative and quantitative inferences in forest policy scenario construction. (Manuscript)
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-8036-5
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-576-8037-2
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E10 Agricultural economics and policies
E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E11 Land economics and policies
K Forestry > K01 Forestry - General aspects
P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Economic Geography
Agrovoc terms:land use, forest management, agriculture, landscape, private ownership, landowners, human behaviour, policies
Keywords:land use, forest management, agriculture, landscape, non-industrial private forests, landowner behavior, map accuracy , scenario analysis, policy support
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ID Code:11164
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: Renats Trubins
Deposited On:09 May 2014 08:59
Metadata Last Modified:13 Dec 2014 11:00

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