Pukkala analyzes different forestry management systems for producing different ecosystem services, namely timber, lingonberries and bilberries, carbon balance and habitat suitability for Siberian jay. The systems studied are even-aged rotation forestry (clear-cutting with replanting) and continuous-cover forestry (mixed-age forestry). A combined evaluation yields that continuous-cover forestry yields the most ecosystem services. Although the models are adapted to Finnish circumstances, the author argues that a different prioritization among ecosystem services most likely would not change the ranking of systems. Read the whole story in Forest Ecosystems.

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