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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.
Foreword Acknowledgments (Ola Salln s) THE SUFOR SETTING Introduction to the SUFOR Program (Bengt Nihlg rd and Ola Salln s) Biodiversity and Sustainable Forestry in Changing Landscapes Principles and Southern Sweden as an Example (Sven G. Nilsson, Mats Niklasson, Jonas Hedin, Per Eliasson, and H kan Ljungberg) How to Cross the Valley of Death Reflections on Communication (Lena Bj rk) LINKING BASICS AND MANAGEMENT Deer Browsing and Impact on Forest Development (Christer Kal n) Tracing the Impact of Adverse Environmental Conditions on the Frost Sensitivity in Trees (Anna Maria J nsson) Functional Biodiversity Aspects on the Nutrient Sustainability in Forests Importance of Root Distribution (Ulrika Rosengren, Hans G ransson, Ulrika J nsson, Ingrid Stjernquist, Gunnar Thelin, and H kan 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) SYNTHESIS 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 Salln s) Decision Support for Active Risk Management in Sustainable Forestry (Kristina Blennow and Ola Salln s) 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 Salln s) Index Reference Notes Included