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How sensitive are ecosystem services in european forest landscapes to silvicultural treatment?

Biber, Peter and Brukas, Vilis and Eriksson Ljusk, Ola and Trubins, Renats and Wallin, Ida and Sallnäs, Ola (2015). How sensitive are ecosystem services in european forest landscapes to silvicultural treatment? Forests. 6:5, 1666-1695
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f6051666

Abstract

While sustainable forestry in Europe is characterized by the provision of a multitude of forest ecosystem services, there exists no comprehensive study that scrutinizes their sensitivity to forest management on a pan-European scale, so far. We compile scenario runs from regionally tailored forest growth models and Decision Support Systems (DSS) from 20 case studies throughout Europe and analyze whether the ecosystem service provision depends on management intensity and other co-variables, comprising regional affiliation, social environment, and tree species composition. The simulation runs provide information about the case-specifically most important ecosystem services in terms of appropriate indicators. We found a strong positive correlation between management intensity and wood production, but only weak correlation with protective and socioeconomic forest functions. Interestingly, depending on the forest region, we found that biodiversity can react in both ways, positively and negatively, to increased management intensity. Thus, it may be in tradeoff or in synergy with wood production and forest resource maintenance. The covariables species composition and social environment are of punctual interest only, while the affiliation to a certain region often makes an important difference in terms of an ecosystem service's treatment sensitivity.

Authors/Creators:Biber, Peter and Brukas, Vilis and Eriksson Ljusk, Ola and Trubins, Renats and Wallin, Ida and Sallnäs, Ola
Title:How sensitive are ecosystem services in european forest landscapes to silvicultural treatment?
Series/Journal:Forests (1999-4907)
Year of publishing :2015
Volume:6
Number:5
Page range:1666-1695
Number of Pages:30
Publisher:MDPI AG
ISSN:1999-4907
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:K Forestry > K01 Forestry - General aspects
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Agrovoc terms:ecosystem services, forestry, forest management, wood production, forest protection, europe
Keywords:ecosystem services, scenario analysis, european forests
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2883
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2883
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000355473500015
DOIUNSPECIFIED
ID Code:12542
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management

(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:01 Sep 2015 11:02
Metadata Last Modified:12 Feb 2016 12:46

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