Journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings

Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Christophe Orazio, Geerten Hengeveld, Margarida Tome, Edward P Farrell
European perspective on the development of planted forests, including projections to 2065.
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2014 44 (Suppl 1):S8. doi:10.1186/1179-5395-44-S1-S8

The 27 countries in the European Union have a combined total of 177 million ha of forested and other wooded land. These are mainly characterised as semi-natural, multi-functional forests. Only about 13 million ha are characterised as plantationsi, although an additional 47 million ha are regarded as planted forests (Forest Europe 2011). European forests are highly diverse due to centuries of management in countries with different cultural objectives. Often the current management is nature oriented and so forests may not be used primarily for wood production. Wood provides only a small part of the income for many of the 16 million private owners according to the Confédération Européenne des Propriétaires Forestiers (CEPF 2013). These circumstances, plus sluggish demand for wood brought about by the current economic crisis, have generated challenges for the forestry sector. Demand for wood is expected to increase with expansion of the green economy and an increased emphasis on the use of bioenergy.


research*eu results magazine


Boosting jobs and growth through sustainable and intelligent forestry
research*eu results magazine no 30, March 2014 (European Commission)






Interview with Roland Schreiber, Project Coordinator
Ungenutzte Holzressourcen nachhaltig erschließen
Interview mit Roland Schreiber, Bayerische Landesanstalt für Wald und Forstwirtschaft
BayFOR News, January 2014

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