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Sustainable and multifunctional use of forest biomass

Coordinator: Tord Snäll, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
tord.snall (at) slu.se

Other partners: FI, NO
Duration: 2022-2025 (to be confirmed)

Project objective: SustMultBiomass aims to identify pathways of sustainable future forest management that develops the bioeconomy and multifunctional forests that will contribute to mitigating climate change, delivering non-woody forest ecosystem services (FES) and preserving biodiversity. The project will do this based on extensive analyses of synergies and trade-offs of alternative uses of forest biomass for the coming 30 and 100 years. The approach is to simulate a large number of forest management alternatives into the future and then apply multi-objective optimization (MOO) to identify the future pathways that fulfill objectives to be specified for the forest.