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Title Sustainable use of forest biomass for energy : a synthesis with focus on the Baltic and Nordic region / edited by Dominik Röser [and others]
Published Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages) : illustrations
Series Managing forest ecosystems ; v. 12
Managing forest ecosystems ; v. 12
Contents To Sustainable Utilisation Of Forest Energy -- Forest Energy Resources And Potentials -- Effects Of Very Intensive Forest Biomass Harvesting On Short And Long Term Site Productivity -- Wood Ash Recycling - Possibilities And Risks -- Insect Pests And Forest Biomass For Energy -- The Effects Of Forest Biomass Harvesting On Biodiversity -- Review Of Recommendations For Forest Energy Harvesting And Wood Ash Recycling -- Policy And Economic Aspects Of Forest Energy Utilisation -- Enertree - Decision Support Tool To Analyse Forest Biomass Extraction Scenarios
Summary With the large-scale utilization of forest biomass for energy still in its infancy, there is an urgent need to understand the short- and long-term consequences of intensive forest biomass harvesting - both on the forest ecosystem and on forest economics. Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy draws on the vast body of knowledge of forest ecology and management in the Nordic-Baltic region, with the aim of bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and general principles on the one hand, and more concrete practical forest management and policy development on the other. The focus on the Nordic and Baltic countries makes it possible to compare two groups of countries in Europe which have similar ecological conditions, but substantial differences in both their economic frameworks and, consequently, their need to overcome barriers to increased use of forest biomass for energy. In this ground-breaking book, Nordic and Baltic scientists from ecological, economic, social, and technological disciplines join forces to synthesize current knowledge, generate new data, describe cases, and create a solid basis for the future development of management recommendations for forest energy harvesting and wood ash recycling. Providing tools and information for improved evaluation the real sustainability of a given management regime, this book is indispensable reading for forest scientists and managers, forest extension, forest and energy policy makers and the energy sector
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Forest biomass -- Baltic Sea Region
Forest biomass -- Scandinavia.
Renewable energy sources.
Sustainable forestry.
Form Electronic book
Author Röser, Dominik.
LC no. 2008921734
ISBN 1402050542
9781402050541