Pukkala2016: What forest management strategy yields most ecosystem services?

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

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.