Publications and references

New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests 2018; Stellenbosch, South Africa; 25-27 September 2018. IUFRO Units involved: 4.01.00, 4.02.07, 4.03.00, 4.04.02, 5.01.04. Proceedings
Presentations in pdf format are available for download for registered users via links under each talk at

Nabuurs, G.J., J. van Brusselen, A Pussinen. M.J. Schelhaas. 2006. Future harvesting pressure on European forests. European Journal of Forest Research. 126: 391–400

B. Muys, J. Hynynen, M. Palahí, M. J. Lexer, M. Fabrika, H. Pretzsch, F. Gillet, E. Briceño8, G. J. Nabuurs and V. Kint . 2010 Simulation tools for decision support to adaptive forest management in Europe. Forest systems 19(SI): 86–99.

Eid, T. & Hobbelstad, K. 2000. AVVIRK-2000 - a large scale forestry scenario model for long-term investment, income and harvest analyses. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 15: 472-482.

Lämås T.; Eriksson L.O. 2003. Analysis and planning systems for multiresource, sustainable forestry: the Heureka research programme at SLU. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, March 2003, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 500-508(9)

Verkerk, P.J. P Anttila, J Eggers, M Lindner, Antti Asikainen.  2011. The potential supply of woody biomass from forests in the European Union. Forest Ecology and Management , 8748, in press.

Backéus, S., Wikström, P., and Lämås, T. 2005. A model for regional analysis of carbon sequestration and timber production. Forest Ecology and Management 216: 28 – 40.

Backéus, S., Wikström, P., and Lämås, T. 2006. Modelling carbon sequestration and timber production in a regional case study.  Silva Fennica 40(4): 615-629.

Barreiro, S. and Tomé, M. Assessing impacts of increasing the use of eucalyptus biomass for energy in wood available for pulp industry in Portugal. Ecology and Society. (submitted 2011).

Barreiro, S. and Tomé , M., 2011 SIMPLOT: Simulating the impacts of fire severity on sustainability of eucalyptus forests in Portugal. Ecological Indicators 11 (2011) 36–45.

Links to other information resources

IUFRO Units:

  • 4.01.02 Growth models for tree and stand simulation
  • 4.02.00 Forest resources inventory and monitoring
  • 4.04.05 Sustainable harvest scenarios

The Cost Action FORSYS on forest decision support systems (DSS):   
FORSYS compilation of DSS:

MELA in Finland
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Heureka in Sweden
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SPECTRUM in the U.S.A.
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ATLAS / SIMFOR in Canada
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For European scale and country level analyses: EFISCEN

COST Action Forest models for research and decision support in sustainable forest management

MOTIVE project on models for adaptive forest management

The Cost Action FP1001: "USEWOOD: Improving Data and Information on the potential supply of wood resources – A European Approach from Multisource National Forest Inventories"
(Cost Action started in January 2011, website not available yet)