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Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden
The SUFOR Research Project

ISBN 9781560221333
Published May 22, 2006 by CRC Press
243 Pages

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Book Description

The latest findings about the environmental, social, and economic impact of sustainable forestry

Forestry is one of the most important foundations of the Scandinavian economies. Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden: The SUFOR Research Project closely reviews the findings from the eight-year research program first launched in 1997 that searched for ways to maintain sustainable forestry in the region. Respected scholars and experts discuss ways to bridge the chasm separating the world of research with the world of trade and industry. Biodiversity, the impact of humans, environmental conditions, and other facets of sustainability are all presented and discussed in detail.

Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden begins with an overview of Swedish forestry and the sustainability debate in Sweden. The full range of human impact is examined in detail with an eye on biodiversity issues. Other research includes the effect of deer browsing on forest development, the importance of root distribution, nutrient sustainability, fresh strategies for long-term forest sustainability, active risk management, and important policy issues. The book is extensively referenced and includes several tables to ensure clarity of data.

Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden discusses in detail:

  • the background of the SUFOR program
  • the impact of lower fire-frequency on forest biodiversity
  • transforming research results into useful knowledge for forest practitioners
  • balancing costs and benefits related to deer and moose population density
  • effects of adverse environmental conditions on sensitive trees
  • nutrient availability in plant productivity
  • applicability of mixed stands in sustainable forestry
  • weathering rates of forest soils
  • analysis of sustainability conditions from environmental, social, and economic standpoints
  • multi-objective forest landscape projection models
  • risk management in sustainable forestry
  • moving from policy to implementation of sustainability and biodiversity
  • policy implications resulting from the SUFOR program

Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden is enlightening, informative reading for scholars, students, and practitioners in land management issues.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments (Ola Sallnäs)
  • Introduction to the SUFOR Program (Bengt Nihlgård and Ola Sallnäs)
  • Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry in Changing Landscapes—Principles and Southern Sweden as an Example (Sven G. Nilsson, Mats Niklasson, Jonas Hedin, Per Eliasson, and Håkan Ljungberg)
  • How to Cross the Valley of Death—Reflections on Communication (Lena Björk)
  • Deer Browsing and Impact on Forest Development (Christer Kalén)
  • Tracing the Impact of Adverse Environmental Conditions on the Frost Sensitivity in Trees (Anna Maria Jönsson)
  • Functional Biodiversity Aspects on the Nutrient Sustainability in Forests—Importance of Root Distribution (Ulrika Rosengren, Hans Göransson, Ulrika Jönsson, Ingrid Stjernquist, Gunnar Thelin, and Håkan Wallander)
  • Mixed Forests as a Part of Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden (Eric Agestam, Matts Karlsson, and Urban Nilsson)
  • Estimating Weathering Rates of Swedish Forest Soils in Different Scales, Using the PROFILE Model and Affiliated Databases (Cecilia Akselsson, Harald U. Sverdrup, and Johan Holmqvist)
  • Trade-Offs in Forest Utilization from a Sustainability Perspective (Mattias Boman and Leif Mattsson)
  • Application of Natural, Social, and Economical Sustainability Limitations to Forest Management, Based on Swedish Experiences (Harald Sverdrup, Ingrid Stjernquist, Gunnar Thelin, Johan Holmqvist, Patrik Wallman, and Mats Svensson)
  • Multi-Objective Forest Landscape Projection Modelling—Problems and Prospects (Mikael Andersson, Bo Dahlin, Karolina Erikers, and Ola Sallnäs)
  • Decision Support for Active Risk Management in Sustainable Forestry (Kristina Blennow and Ola Sallnäs)
  • Sustainability and Biodiversity: From Policy to Implementation, with Examples from Southern Swedish Forests (Mats Niklasson, Sven G. Nilsson, Jonas Hedin, Mayra S. Caldiz, and Andrzej Bobiec)
  • Policy Implications of the SUFOR Program (Ola Sallnäs)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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