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A landscape approach to analyse trade-offs and synergies between ecosystem services provided by forests

Start: 2019

The aim of this project is to develop methodologies for a landscape approach for forested areas, demonstrate how synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services can be analyzed using this approach and highlight the advantages compared to business as usual approaches. This will be done by addressing the following research question: What is the effect of alternative management strategies, characterized by different levels of forestry intensity, harvesting of biofuels from forests and protection of forests being distributed across the landscape, on trade-offs and synergies between carbon sequestration, biomass production (wood and biofuels), biodiversity and soil and water quality?

Though the collaboration between INES, CEC and SLU, a novel landscape approach for forests will be developed, that will benefit from the expertise on landscape approaches and ecosystem services in agricultural land at CEC.

A landscape approach to analyse trade-offs and synergies between ecosystem services provided by forests – portal.research.lu.se

Contact

PhD student

Tristan Bakx - portal.research.lu.se

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
tristan [dot] bakx [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se

Supervisor

Cecilia Akselsson - portal.research.lu.se