We developed economically optimal adaptation and mitigation strategies for the management of selected tree species in future conditions. Advanced ecological models of forest growth and climate change scenarios were integrated with an economic description of forestry and long-term optimization. We developed economically optimal stand management schemes for both uneven-aged and even-aged forests. Our analyses included forest products from raw material to forest industry to biomass used for energy production. Furthermore, we developed means to include other ecosystem serviced such as carbon sequestration, berry yields and biodiversity indicators to the analyses. The project provided new views for forest management strategies for the Finnish forest sector in the future.
Research teams coordinated by Dr. Raisa Mäkipää from the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and by prof. Olli Tahvonen from the University of Helsinki contributed to this study.