Economics of boreal conifer species in continuous cover and rotation forestry

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Kuvaus

We study the management regimes of size-structured boreal Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestric L.) stands. Our aim is to compare the economic profitability of continuous cover and rotation forestry and to study the hypothesis that continuous cover forestry is more favourable for Norway spruce compared to Scots pine. The optimization is carried out with two different empirical growth models by using a theoretically sound economic optimization model with optimal timing of thinning and the choice of management regimes. The model is solved as a tri-level problem, where rotation period choice is the highest level, thinning timing is the middle-level and thinning intensity the lowest-level problem. Independently of the ecological models, continuous cover forestry is found to be less favourable for Scots pine compared to Norway spruce. However, the extent of this favourability and the characteristics of the optimal solutions strongly depend on the ecological model used. Also, optimal continuous cover solutions for Scots pine have very low stand densities and many of the economically optimal solutions violate the new Finnish Forest Act of 2014.

Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiForest Policy and Economics
Vuosikerta100
NumeroC
Sivut55-67
Sivumäärä13
ISSN1389-9341
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - maaliskuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 1172 Ympäristötiede
  • 4112 Metsätiede
  • 511 Kansantaloustiede
  • 512 Liiketaloustiede

Lainaa tätä

@article{f3ee6eff31ff4a8f8cdb2368124c7280,
title = "Economics of boreal conifer species in continuous cover and rotation forestry",
abstract = "We study the management regimes of size-structured boreal Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestric L.) stands. Our aim is to compare the economic profitability of continuous cover and rotation forestry and to study the hypothesis that continuous cover forestry is more favourable for Norway spruce compared to Scots pine. The optimization is carried out with two different empirical growth models by using a theoretically sound economic optimization model with optimal timing of thinning and the choice of management regimes. The model is solved as a tri-level problem, where rotation period choice is the highest level, thinning timing is the middle-level and thinning intensity the lowest-level problem. Independently of the ecological models, continuous cover forestry is found to be less favourable for Scots pine compared to Norway spruce. However, the extent of this favourability and the characteristics of the optimal solutions strongly depend on the ecological model used. Also, optimal continuous cover solutions for Scots pine have very low stand densities and many of the economically optimal solutions violate the new Finnish Forest Act of 2014.",
keywords = "Continuous cover forestry, Norway spruce, Optimal rotation, Scots pine, NORWAY SPRUCE, SCOTS PINE, STANDS, MANAGEMENT, GROWTH, MODELS, TIMBER, SIZE, 1172 Environmental sciences, 4112 Forestry, 511 Economics, 512 Business and Management",
author = "Parkatti, {Vesa-Pekka Matias} and Assmuth, {Aino Elina} and Janne R{\"a}m{\"o} and Tahvonen, {Olli Ilari}",
year = "2019",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1016/j.forpol.2018.11.003",
language = "English",
volume = "100",
pages = "55--67",
journal = "Forest Policy and Economics",
issn = "1389-9341",
publisher = "Elsevier Scientific Publ. Co",
number = "C",

}

Economics of boreal conifer species in continuous cover and rotation forestry. / Parkatti, Vesa-Pekka Matias; Assmuth, Aino Elina; Rämö, Janne; Tahvonen, Olli Ilari.

julkaisussa: Forest Policy and Economics, Vuosikerta 100, Nro C, 03.2019, s. 55-67.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

TY - JOUR

T1 - Economics of boreal conifer species in continuous cover and rotation forestry

AU - Parkatti, Vesa-Pekka Matias

AU - Assmuth, Aino Elina

AU - Rämö, Janne

AU - Tahvonen, Olli Ilari

PY - 2019/3

Y1 - 2019/3

N2 - We study the management regimes of size-structured boreal Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestric L.) stands. Our aim is to compare the economic profitability of continuous cover and rotation forestry and to study the hypothesis that continuous cover forestry is more favourable for Norway spruce compared to Scots pine. The optimization is carried out with two different empirical growth models by using a theoretically sound economic optimization model with optimal timing of thinning and the choice of management regimes. The model is solved as a tri-level problem, where rotation period choice is the highest level, thinning timing is the middle-level and thinning intensity the lowest-level problem. Independently of the ecological models, continuous cover forestry is found to be less favourable for Scots pine compared to Norway spruce. However, the extent of this favourability and the characteristics of the optimal solutions strongly depend on the ecological model used. Also, optimal continuous cover solutions for Scots pine have very low stand densities and many of the economically optimal solutions violate the new Finnish Forest Act of 2014.

AB - We study the management regimes of size-structured boreal Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestric L.) stands. Our aim is to compare the economic profitability of continuous cover and rotation forestry and to study the hypothesis that continuous cover forestry is more favourable for Norway spruce compared to Scots pine. The optimization is carried out with two different empirical growth models by using a theoretically sound economic optimization model with optimal timing of thinning and the choice of management regimes. The model is solved as a tri-level problem, where rotation period choice is the highest level, thinning timing is the middle-level and thinning intensity the lowest-level problem. Independently of the ecological models, continuous cover forestry is found to be less favourable for Scots pine compared to Norway spruce. However, the extent of this favourability and the characteristics of the optimal solutions strongly depend on the ecological model used. Also, optimal continuous cover solutions for Scots pine have very low stand densities and many of the economically optimal solutions violate the new Finnish Forest Act of 2014.

KW - Continuous cover forestry

KW - Norway spruce

KW - Optimal rotation

KW - Scots pine

KW - NORWAY SPRUCE

KW - SCOTS PINE

KW - STANDS

KW - MANAGEMENT

KW - GROWTH

KW - MODELS

KW - TIMBER

KW - SIZE

KW - 1172 Environmental sciences

KW - 4112 Forestry

KW - 511 Economics

KW - 512 Business and Management

U2 - 10.1016/j.forpol.2018.11.003

DO - 10.1016/j.forpol.2018.11.003

M3 - Article

VL - 100

SP - 55

EP - 67

JO - Forest Policy and Economics

JF - Forest Policy and Economics

SN - 1389-9341

IS - C

ER -