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An approach for including consideration of stream water dissolved organic carbon in long term forest planning


Öhman, K; Seibert, Jan; Laudon, H (2009). An approach for including consideration of stream water dissolved organic carbon in long term forest planning. Ambio: a Journal of the Human Environment, 38(7):387-394.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to add to a traditional forest planning model by incorporating some consideration of the effects of forestry on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations in streams over time. In a case study, for a watershed in northern Sweden, we present the best possible solution to a forest planning problem that maximizes the net present value (NPV) while the DOC concentration levels in the watershed are maintained below a defined threshold value. Results from the case study show that the decrease in NPV, when taking DOC into account, was considerable. However, the decrease in possible harvest volume was restricted in the case study area because the model moved harvesting activity from the first 20-year period to later periods to avoid high initial DOC concentrations. The model presented could be a useful tool for predicting the effect of forestry on DOC concentrations over time.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to add to a traditional forest planning model by incorporating some consideration of the effects of forestry on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations in streams over time. In a case study, for a watershed in northern Sweden, we present the best possible solution to a forest planning problem that maximizes the net present value (NPV) while the DOC concentration levels in the watershed are maintained below a defined threshold value. Results from the case study show that the decrease in NPV, when taking DOC into account, was considerable. However, the decrease in possible harvest volume was restricted in the case study area because the model moved harvesting activity from the first 20-year period to later periods to avoid high initial DOC concentrations. The model presented could be a useful tool for predicting the effect of forestry on DOC concentrations over time.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:06 Feb 2010 15:18
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 14:41
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0044-7447
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1579/0044-7447-38.7.387
Official URL:http://ambio.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.1579%2F0044-7447-38.7.387

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