The subject area silviculture covers research on short- and long-term effects of silvicultural systems, forest operations and strategies with the aim to reach defined goals for goods and ecosystem services. We work primarily in boreal forests - but our research also reach northern temperate and tropical forests.
Important goals are ecosystem services such as provision of wood, water supply, climate mitigation, recreational values, and biodiversity values.
The research is based on
- long-term field experiments (many of them managed by the Unit for field-based forest research)
- survey studies
- laboratory experiments
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