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A framework for an RS-based forest ecological base map- Norway case study

The main drivers of change in the forest ecosystems in Europe are forest activities. Change detection using a long time series of optical satellite imagery with relatively high resolution enables annual detection of changes with high accuracy.Therefore, in order to provide fine spatial resolution information and support the calculation of statistically rigorous estimates about the …

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Forest Change Dynamics

In Europe, the change in forest cover caused by felling activities, especially clear-cutting, is the most significant driver of forest ecosystem change. Monitoring the magnitude of harvest activities and their spatial and temporal distribution can provide essential change indicators of the pressure on forest ecosystems. Satellite remote sensing offers the means to assess and map …

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Open Research Europe launched

The European Commission’s open access publishing platform supports fast publication and open peer review for research stemming from Horizon 2020 funding across all subject areas. It enables researchers to publish any research they wish to share, supporting reproducibility, transparency and impact. An open research publishing model is used: publication within days of submission, followed by …

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Forest attributes to integrate ES into planning

A review on forest attributes measurable by forest inventory that may support the integration of non-provisioning ecosystem services (ES) and biodiversity into forest planning was recently published by members of the NOBEL research group. The review identifies appropriate forest attributes to quantify the opportunity for recreation, biodiversity promotion and carbon storage, and describes new criteria …

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Optimization techniques for biodiversity

A recently published article from our Portuguese partner ISA draws a glance at landscape level of the ecosystem services biodiversity conservation at the pilot region Vale do Sousa. Botequim et al. integrate an effective stand-level biodiversity indicator that reflects tree species composition, stand age, and understory coverage under divergent climate conditions and linear programming optimization …

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New article in Forest Policy and Economics

Project members Prof. Thomas Knoke and Dr. Menigistie Kindu amongst other authors published an article about “How considering multiple criteria, uncertainty scenarios and biological interactions may influence the optimal silvicultural strategy for a mixed forest” in the Sept. volume of Forest Policy and Economics. Abstract Assessing pre-defined strategies remains the status quo for studies supporting …

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Special Issue “Forest Ecosystem Services and Products” in Forests

Ecosystem services broadly describes the comprehensive set of benefits that people receive from nature, including commonly recognized goods, such as timber and fresh water, and forest products that follow sustainable forest management principles. Forest ecosystem services and products integrate the ecological, economic, and social considerations for forestry, including reforestation (managing, growing, nurturing, and harvesting of …

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Special Issue “Novel Business Models” in Forests

European forests provide a range of goods and services. Some are valued by existing markets and others, like “public goods” or “common-pool resources”, are not, and so land owners are not rewarded for their provisions by the markets. The regulatory framework of European forest policies and forest-related policies (e.g., EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, EU 2030 …

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