Forest Inventory-based Projection Systems for Wood and Biomass Availability

  • Susana Barreiro
  • Mart-Jan Schelhaas
  • Ronald E. McRoberts
  • Gerald Kändler

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Current Approaches for Projecting Wood Availability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susana Barreiro, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Gerald Kändler, Ronald E. McRoberts
      Pages 3-15
    3. Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Marian Lajos Mayr
      Pages 17-23
    4. Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Pieter Johannes Verkerk, Geerten Hengeveld, Tuula Packalen, Ola Sallnäs et al.
      Pages 49-68
    5. Klemens Schadauer, Susana Barreiro, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Ronald E. McRoberts
      Pages 69-76
  3. National Woody Biomass Projection Systems Based on Forest Inventory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Thomas Ledermann, Georg Kindermann, Thomas Gschwantner
      Pages 79-95
    3. Nickola Stoyanov, Maria Stoyanova, Angel Ferezliev, Radoslav Milchev
      Pages 97-105
    4. Juha M. Metsaranta, Carolyn E. Smyth, Werner A. Kurz
      Pages 107-119
    5. Miloš Kučera
      Pages 121-127
    6. Vivian Kvist Johannsen, Thomas Nord-Larsen, Torben Riis-Nielsen, Lars Graudal, Erik Schou
      Pages 129-142
    7. Allan Sims
      Pages 143-147
    8. Tuula Packalen, Kari T. Korhonen, Olli Salminen
      Pages 149-158
    9. Antoine Colin, Holger Wernsdörfer, Alain Thivolle-Cazat, Jean-Daniel Bontemps
      Pages 159-174
    10. Gerald Kändler, Uli Riemer
      Pages 175-183
    11. Pál Kovácsevics
      Pages 185-192
    12. Arnór Snorrason, Bjarki Kjartansson
      Pages 193-199
    13. Henry Phillips, Mark Twomey, John Redmond
      Pages 201-212
    14. Alessandro Paletto, Sandro Sacchelli, Patrizia Gasparini
      Pages 213-221
    15. Andrius Kuliešis, Albertas Kasperavičius, Gintaras Kulbokas, Vilis Brukas, Edmundas Petrauskas, Gintautas Mozgeris
      Pages 223-239
    16. Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Sandra A. P. P. M. Clerkx
      Pages 241-249
    17. Clara Antón-Fernández, Stein Tomter
      Pages 251-258
    18. Susana Barreiro, Margarida Tomé
      Pages 259-272
    19. Marius Dumitru, Gheorghe Marin
      Pages 273-277
    20. Sonia Condés, Iciar Alberdi, Fernando García-Robredo, Roberto Vallejo
      Pages 279-288
    21. Anders Lundström, Per-Erik Wikberg
      Pages 289-301
    22. Christoph Fischer, Paolo Camin, Edgar Kaufmann, Esther Thürig
      Pages 303-313
    23. Ronald E. McRoberts
      Pages 315-323
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 325-330

About this book


In many European countries, the importance of wood production has been declining over the last decades in favour of other forest functions. However, recent policy targets for bioenergy and emphasis on the contribution of forests to the bio-economy have sparked interest in availability and mobilisation of wood from the forest and triggered the development or improvement of forest projection systems to assess future wood availability under different scenarios. As a result, a variety of approaches to modelling future woody biomass supply are currently used, making the comparison of results difficult. Additionally, the lack of mutual understanding among supply experts and wood industry experts often leads to misunderstandings regarding the availability of woody biomass. The book provides a unique collection of structured and detailed descriptions of the projection systems used in Europe and North America and of how wood resources are assessed and monitored by national forest inventories. The reader will find contextualizing accounts of forests and the issues that triggered the development of each system disclosing the situation in countries where National Forest Inventories have recently been implemented but no such tools have been developed. Additionally, a whole chapter is dedicated to the description of the European level tools that can be used, including their advantages and limitations. Finally, it provides a discussion on the future challenges.

This book is written for experts in the field of assessment and modelling of wood resources, private practitioners and public administration and decision-makers interested in deepening their knowledge about the projection systems used for officially reporting woody biomass availability in several European countries and North America. 


Projection system Woody biomass availability Forest inventory Europe and North America Environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Susana Barreiro
    • 1
  • Mart-Jan Schelhaas
    • 2
  • Ronald E. McRoberts
    • 3
  • Gerald Kändler
    • 4
  1. 1.Forest Research Centre (CEF), School of AgricultureUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)WageningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Northern Research Station, U.S. Forest ServiceSaint PaulUSA
  4. 4.Forest Research Institute of Baden-WürttembergFreiburgGermany

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