Ecosystem model analysis of multi-use forestry in a changing climate

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Ecosystem model analysis of multi-use forestry in a changing climate. / Lagergren, Fredrik; Jönsson, Anna Maria.

I: Ecosystem Services, Vol. 26, 01.08.2017, s. 209-224.

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T1 - Ecosystem model analysis of multi-use forestry in a changing climate

AU - Lagergren, Fredrik

AU - Jönsson, Anna Maria

PY - 2017/8/1

Y1 - 2017/8/1

N2 - The challenge of multi-use forestry is to fulfil a range of economic, ecologic and social goals in a sustainable way, accounting for synergies and trade-offs among the ecosystem services provided. Climate changes add to the complexity via effects on forest ecosystem processes, such as primary production and respiration, and also by adding a new goal on the agenda: the role of forests in climate mitigation. In recent years, the generation of climate model projections, representing a range of future scenarios, has enabled the development of strategic decisions in relation to risk management, and created a demand for cross-sectorial adaptation and mitigation processes. In this ecosystem model study we address these issues from the perspective of Swedish forest owners, by focusing on climate impacts and forest management effects on the potential harvest level, net income, predisposition to storm damage, biodiversity and carbon storage. The objective was to evaluate alternative management strategies, applicable to northern boreal, southern boreal and nemoral conditions. A general finding is that targeted combinations of forest stand management strategies can lead to a higher degree of goal fulfilment at the landscape level than current forest management practice.

AB - The challenge of multi-use forestry is to fulfil a range of economic, ecologic and social goals in a sustainable way, accounting for synergies and trade-offs among the ecosystem services provided. Climate changes add to the complexity via effects on forest ecosystem processes, such as primary production and respiration, and also by adding a new goal on the agenda: the role of forests in climate mitigation. In recent years, the generation of climate model projections, representing a range of future scenarios, has enabled the development of strategic decisions in relation to risk management, and created a demand for cross-sectorial adaptation and mitigation processes. In this ecosystem model study we address these issues from the perspective of Swedish forest owners, by focusing on climate impacts and forest management effects on the potential harvest level, net income, predisposition to storm damage, biodiversity and carbon storage. The objective was to evaluate alternative management strategies, applicable to northern boreal, southern boreal and nemoral conditions. A general finding is that targeted combinations of forest stand management strategies can lead to a higher degree of goal fulfilment at the landscape level than current forest management practice.

KW - Climate adaptation

KW - Ecosystem services

KW - Forest management

KW - LPJ-GUESS

KW - Sweden

U2 - 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.06.007

DO - 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.06.007

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 209

EP - 224

JO - Ecosystem Services

JF - Ecosystem Services

SN - 2212-0416

ER -