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Accounting for a Diverse Forest Ownership Structure in Projections of Forest Sustainability Indicators

Eggers, Jeannette and Holmström, Hampus and Lämås, Tomas and Lind, Torgny and Öhman, Karin (2015). Accounting for a Diverse Forest Ownership Structure in Projections of Forest Sustainability Indicators. Forests. 6:11, 4001-4033
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Abstract

In this study, we assessed the effect of a diverse ownership structure with different management strategies within and between owner categories in long-term projections of economic, ecological and social forest sustainability indicators, representing important ecosystem services, for two contrasting Swedish municipalities. This was done by comparing two scenarios: one where the diversity of management strategies was accounted for (Diverse) and one where it was not (Simple). The Diverse scenario resulted in a 14% lower total harvested volume for the 100 year period compared to the Simple scenario, which resulted in a higher growing stock and a more favorable development of the ecological indicators. The higher proportion of sparse forests and the lower proportion of clear-felled sites made the Diverse scenario more appropriate for delivering access to common outdoor recreation activities, while the Simple scenario projected more job opportunities. Differences between the scenarios were considerable already in the medium term (after 20 years of simulation). Our results highlight the importance of accounting for the variety of management strategies employed by forest owners in medium- to long-term projections of the development of forest sustainability indicators.

Authors/Creators:Eggers, Jeannette and Holmström, Hampus and Lämås, Tomas and Lind, Torgny and Öhman, Karin
Title:Accounting for a Diverse Forest Ownership Structure in Projections of Forest Sustainability Indicators
Series/Journal:Forests (1999-4907)
Year of publishing :2015
Depositing date:18 January 2016
Volume:6
Number:11
Page range:4001-4033
Number of Pages:33
Publisher:MDPI
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, forest management, ownership, simulation, sustainable forestry, indicators
Keywords:ecosystem services, forest management strategy, ownership structure, simulation
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3177
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3177
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000365704000011
DOI10.3390/f6114001
ID Code:12952
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
External funders:FORMAS
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Jan 2016 10:17
Metadata Last Modified:06 Feb 2016 09:14

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