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Specified resilience value of alternative forest management adaptations to storms

Hahn, Thomas and Eggers, Jeannette and Subramanian, Narayanan and Caicoya, Astor Torano and Uhl, Enno and Snäll, Tord (2021). Specified resilience value of alternative forest management adaptations to storms. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 36 , 585-597
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Abstract

Resilient ecosystems provide natural insurance value, or resilience value, to the landowner and to society at large. In response to global calls for integrating biodiversity in sector policy and planning, we analysed the specified resilience value by simulating three storm regimes and five management scenarios: Business As Usual/BAU (spruce-dominance), Spruce Monoculture, More Broadleaves, Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), and No Thinnings. The forest decision support system Heureka RegWise was used to simulate the effects of storms on forest dynamics and Net Present Value (NPV). No Thinnings, CCF and More Broadleaves were more resilient to storms (reduced damage cost) compared to BAU. BAU had the highest NPV only if storms are ignored, a common assumption in today's forest planning. Given storms, No Thinnings maximises NPV on landscape level. On the 20% most vulnerable plots the NPV was much higher for No Thinnings and slightly higher for CCF and More Broadleaves, compared to BAU. CCF and More Broadleaves also provide nature-based solutions (co-benefits) including public goods. However, forestry adaptations to storms are slow in Sweden, in contrast to e.g. German state forestry which emphasises maximising tree growth and resilience to several stresses and disturbances rather than NPV optimisation.

Authors/Creators:Hahn, Thomas and Eggers, Jeannette and Subramanian, Narayanan and Caicoya, Astor Torano and Uhl, Enno and Snäll, Tord
Title:Specified resilience value of alternative forest management adaptations to storms
Series Name/Journal:Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:36
Page range:585-597
Number of Pages:13
Publisher:TAYLOR AND FRANCIS AS
ISSN:0282-7581
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Keywords:Insurance value of ecosystems, insurance value of biodiversity, ecosystem services, ecosystem resilience, social-ecological systems, forest adaptations, mixed forests
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114290
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114290
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
DOI10.1080/02827581.2021.1988140
Web of Science (WoS)000711275300001
ID Code:26656
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management

(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
(NL, NJ) > Swedish Species Information Centre
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Deposited On:05 Jan 2022 10:01
Metadata Last Modified:05 Jan 2022 10:11

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