Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Mönkkönen, Mikko
Organisation University of Jyväskylä
Project title Management for multifunctionality in European forests in the era of bioeconomy
Decision No. 326321
Decision date 25.01.2019
Funding period 01.04.2019 - 31.03.2022
Funding 281 449
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Project description
Forests are subject to various, often conflicting societal demands, and their management is governed with disparate and often conflicting forest and environmental policies within EU and its member states. Little is known about quantitative effects of the incoherent policy-mixes on forest functions, and consequently on our ability to secure multifunctionality of forests. In this multi-disciplinary project, we develop new methodologies for assessing multifunctionality at regional and national scales, quantify possible policy conflicts, and develop tools to support resolving socio-ecological land-use conflicts. Our results will help European countries to take global leadership in sustainable land-use, and to develop policies and management practices for more sustainable use of forests. We analyse and reveal more coherent forest governance practices that better account for the potential trade-offs between various social, economic and ecological contributions.