Renats Trubins

Renats Trubins
Associate Lecturer, PhD


My research deals with

- forest planning problems (e.g., assessments of forest landscape production possibilities of various goods and services, spatial planning at landscape scale for more efficient provision of various goods and services from forests, effects of ownership structures on cost ditribution of conservation measures, effects of data-uncertainty on management decisions)
- forest management problems (e.g., assessments of silvicultural alternatives, such as mixed species stands, shelterwood and gap cutting systems at stand to regional levels)
- methodology of forest scenario modelling, especially  representing  forest owner behaviour 
- developing  forest simulation tools at different spatial scales
- socio-ecological systems and resilience thinking applied to forestry

My research effort has been mainly divided between methodological developments (models, simulation tools, scenario methodologies) and substantive questions related to specific landscapes, silvicultural methods or data types (model-based extrapolation of experimental results or purely model-based assessments). I nourish a hope that my research may contribute to better decision making in forest management and support forest policy development processes.

My broader science-related interests include science-policy interactions, political economy, statistical inference and philosophy of science and knowledge.

I have been involved in several larger collaborative research projects such as development of the European Forestry Dynamics Model (in partnership with JRC, LUKE and ENFIN),  the 7-th FP project INTEGRAL, the Horizon 2020 project DIABOLO, the ongoing Formas project ForestPath, the competence centre Trees For Me.

I have extenisve experience of operating forest simulation/ decision support tools such as LandSim, EFDM and Heureka.


Between 2016 and 2022, I lead a 15ECTS Master level course "Planning in sustainable forestry".

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