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Adapting forest health assessments to changing perspectives on threats – a case example from Sweden

Wulff, Sören and Lindelöw, Åke and Lundin, Lars and Hansson, Pär and Barklund, Pia and Axelsson, Anna-Lena and Wijk, Sture and Ståhl, Göran (2012). Adapting forest health assessments to changing perspectives on threats – a case example from Sweden. Environmental monitoring and assessment. 184:4, 2453-2464
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-011-2130-7

Abstract

A revised Swedish forest health assessment
system is presented. The assessment system
is composed of several interacting components
which target information needs for strategic
and operational decision making and accommodate
a continuously expanding knowledge base.
The main motivation for separating information
for strategic and operational decision making is
that major damage outbreaks are often scattered
throughout the landscape. Generally, large-scale
inventories (such as national forest inventories)
cannot provide adequate information for mitigation
measures. In addition to broad monitoring
programs that provide time-series information on
known damaging agents and their effects, there
is also a need for local and regional inventories
adapted to specific damage events. While information
for decision making is the major focus of
the health assessment system, the system also contributes
to expanding the knowledge base of forest
conditions. For example, the integrated monitoring
programs provide a better understanding of
ecological processes linked to forest health. The
new health assessment system should be able to
respond to the need for quick and reliable information
and thus will be an important part of the
future monitoring of Swedish forests.

Authors/Creators:Wulff, Sören and Lindelöw, Åke and Lundin, Lars and Hansson, Pär and Barklund, Pia and Axelsson, Anna-Lena and Wijk, Sture and Ståhl, Göran
Title:Adapting forest health assessments to changing perspectives on threats – a case example from Sweden
Series/Journal:Environmental monitoring and assessment (0167-6369)
Year of publishing :2012
Volume:184
Number:4
Page range:2453-2464
Publisher:Springer
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU - Environmental assessment > Programme Forest
ISSN:0167-6369
Language:English
Additional Information:Tables and figures form the published version of the article are missing in the present version.
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:K Forestry > K01 Forestry - General aspects
K Forestry > K70 Forest injuries and protection
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Keywords:Forest health, Forest damages, Monitoring
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-595
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-595
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s10661-011-2130-7
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ID Code:8960
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Deposited By: Professor Lars Lundin
Deposited On:06 Sep 2012 07:03
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:51

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