Forest Inventory-based Projection Systems for Wood and Biomass Availability [electronic resource] / edited by Susana Barreiro, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Ronald E. McRoberts, Gerald Kändler
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- XXI, 330 pages 31 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Barreiro, Susana, Schelhaas, Mart-Jan, McRoberts, Ronald E., Kändler, Gerald, and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Managing Forest Ecosystems, 1568-1319 ; 29
- Part I -- 1. Introduction; Susana Barreiro et al -- 2. Wood Availability; Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Marian Lajos Mayr -- 3. Projection Systems in Europe and North America: Concepts and Approaches; Susana Barreiro, Margarida Tomé -- 4. Forest Resource Projection Tools at European Level; Mart-Jan Schelhaas et al -- 5. Future Challenges for Woody Biomass Projections; Klemens Schadauer et al -- Part II. Woody Biomass Projection Systems Based on Forest Inventory -- 1. Austria; Thomas Ledermann et al -- 2. Bulgaria; Nickola Stoyanov et al -- 3. Canada; Juha M. Metsaranta et al -- 4. Czech Republic; Miloš Kučera -- 5. Denmark; Vivian Kvist-Johannsen et al -- 6. Estonia; Allan Sims -- 7. Finland; Tuula Packalen et al -- 8. France; Antoine Colin et al -- 9. Germany; Gerald Kändler, Uli Riemer -- 10. Hungary; Pál Kovácsevics -- 11. Iceland; Arnór Snorrason, Bjarki Kjartansson -- 12. Ireland; Henry Phillips et al -- 13. Italy; Alessandro Paletto et al -- 14. Lithuania; Andrius Kuliešis et al -- 15. The Netherlands; Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Sandra Clerkx -- 16. Norway; Clara Antón-Fernández, Stein Tomter -- 17. Portugal; Susana Barreiro, Margarida Tomé -- 18. Romania; Marius Dumitru, Gheorghe Marin -- 19. Spain; Sonia Condés et al -- 20. Sweden; Anders Lundström, Per-Erik Wikberg -- 21. Switzerland; Christoph Fischer et al -- 22. United States of America (USA); Ronald E. McRoberts -- Index.
- In many European countries, the importance of wood production has been declining over the last decades in favour of other forest functions. However, recent policy targets for bioenergy and emphasis on the contribution of forests to the bio-economy have sparked interest in availability and mobilisation of wood from the forest and triggered the development or improvement of forest projection systems to assess future wood availability under different scenarios. As a result, a variety of approaches to modelling future woody biomass supply are currently used, making the comparison of results difficult. Additionally, the lack of mutual understanding among supply experts and wood industry experts often leads to misunderstandings regarding the availability of woody biomass. The book provides a unique collection of structured and detailed descriptions of the projection systems used in Europe and North America and of how wood resources are assessed and monitored by national forest inventories. The reader will find contextualizing accounts of forests and the issues that triggered the development of each system disclosing the situation in countries where National Forest Inventories have recently been implemented but no such tools have been developed. Additionally, a whole chapter is dedicated to the description of the European level tools that can be used, including their advantages and limitations. Finally, it provides a discussion on the future challenges. This book is written for experts in the field of assessment and modelling of wood resources, private practitioners and public administration and decision-makers interested in deepening their knowledge about the projection systems used for officially reporting woody biomass availability in several European countries and North America. .
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