The Future Use of Nordic Forests

A Global Perspective

Editors: Westholm, Erik, Beland Lindahl, Karin, Kraxner, Florian (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the balance between the various functions of boreal forests
  • Looks at global trends that may affect the future use of forests
  • Explores pathways to sustainability in the light of global population and economic growth forecasts
  • Considers challenges and possible responses for future forest governance
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Diverse as they are in their histories and in the organization of their forest sectors, most Nordic countries have this in common: their economies and cultures are substantially based on the utilization of various forest resources. This book explores Nordic forest futures and presents research results that form part of a scientific foundation for considering how to balance the functions of forests. It is particularly concerned with global trends that may affect the future use of boreal forests.

Chapters investigate inter-alia the growing world population and the expected economic growth in countries with huge populations, and assess the resulting pressure on all land-based resources. Authors examine the urgent need for solutions to the energy crisis, consider worrying climate scenarios and provide a global outlook on bioenergy futures. Readers will discover how these developments will and must influence long-term strategic decisions on the future use of Nordic forests. The challenges and possible responses for future forest governance and forestry issues emerge, as the chapters go on to consider the multiple pressures in particular on the Swedish Forestry Model, among other themes.

“By bringing together a distinguished group of internationally renowned scientists representing a diverse set of disciplines covering political science, geography, rural development, forest economics, history, and geo-sciences, this book constitutes an exceptionally profound and thoughtful futures study.” – Alexander Buck, Executive Director, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

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“The Future Use of Nordic Forests focuses on challenges and opportunities in light of various aspects of change, including climate change, global human population expansion, economic growth, and shifting energy strategies. … Color photographs and figures add to the dialogue, and lists of references appear at the end of each chapter. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (T. L. Bal, Choice, Vol. 53 (3), November, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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Softcover $119.99
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38103-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future Use of Nordic Forests
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Editors
  • Erik Westholm
  • Karin Beland Lindahl
  • Florian Kraxner
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14218-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14218-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14217-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38103-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 169
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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