Managing Forest Ecosystems

Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy

A Synthesis with Focus on the Baltic and Nordic Region

Editors: Röser, D., Asikainen, A., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., Stupak, I. (Eds.)

  • Includes ideas on practical, sustainable management of forest biomass for energy; the development of national and regional management; and policy recommendations
  • Region knowledge allows for movement from general principles towards management recommendations
  • Focus on Nordic and Baltic countries allows comparison of two groups of European countries with different backgrounds
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About this Textbook

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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction To Sustainable Utilisation Of Forest Energy

    Lunnan, Anders (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Forest Energy Resources And Potentials

    Röser, Dominik (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • Effects Of Very Intensive Forest Biomass Harvesting On Short And Long Term Site Productivity

    Raulund-Rasmussen, Karsten (et al.)

    Pages 29-78

  • Wood Ash Recycling – Possibilities And Risks

    Karltun, Erik (et al.)

    Pages 79-108

  • Insect Pests And Forest Biomass For Energy

    Schroeder, Leif Martin

    Pages 109-128

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5054-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5053-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7267-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy
Book Subtitle
A Synthesis with Focus on the Baltic and Nordic Region
Editors
  • Dominik Röser
  • Antti Asikainen
  • Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen
  • Inge Stupak
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5054-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5054-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5053-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7267-2
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 261
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