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Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy

A Synthesis with Focus on the Baltic and Nordic Region

  • Dominik Röser
  • Antti Asikainen
  • Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen
  • Inge Stupak

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anders Lunnan, Inge Stupak, Antti Asikainen, Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Dominik Röser, Antti Asikainen, Inge Stupak, Karri Pasanen
    Pages 9-28
  4. Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen, Inge Stupak, Nicholas Clarke, Ingeborg Callesen, Heljä-Sisko Helmisaari, Erik Karltun et al.
    Pages 29-78
  5. Erik Karltun, Anna Saarsalmi, Morten Ingerslev, Malle Mandre, Stefan Andersson, Talis Gaitnieks et al.
    Pages 79-108
  6. Leif Martin Schroeder
    Pages 109-128
  7. Inge Stupak, Antti Asikainen, Dominik Röser, Karri Pasanen
    Pages 155-196
  8. Anders Lunnan, Lelde Vilkriste, Gunnar Wilhelmsen, Diana Mizaraite, Antti Asikainen, Dominik Röser
    Pages 197-234
  9. Karri Pasanen, Inge Stupak, Dominik Röser, Antti Asikainen, Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen
    Pages 235-255
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 257-259

About this book


With the large-scale utilization of forest biomass for energy still in its infancy, there is an urgent need to understand the short- and long-term consequences of intensive forest biomass harvesting - both on the forest ecosystem and on forest economics.

Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy draws on the vast body of knowledge of forest ecology and management in the Nordic-Baltic region, with the aim of bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and general principles on the one hand, and more concrete practical forest management and policy development on the other. The focus on the Nordic and Baltic countries makes it possible to compare two groups of countries in Europe which have similar ecological conditions, but substantial differences in both their economic frameworks and, consequently, their need to overcome barriers to increased use of forest biomass for energy.

In this ground-breaking book, Nordic and Baltic scientists from ecological, economic, social, and technological disciplines join forces to synthesize current knowledge, generate new data, describe cases, and create a solid basis for the future development of management recommendations for forest energy harvesting and wood ash recycling.

Providing tools and information for improved evaluation the real sustainability of a given management regime, this book is indispensable reading for forest scientists and managers, forest extension, forest and energy policy makers and the energy sector.


Biom Forest and energy policy Forest bioenergy Forest ecology Sustainable forest management Vegetation Wood ash recycling biodiversity ecology ecosystem environment forest forest policy logging physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominik Röser
    • 1
  • Antti Asikainen
    • 1
  • Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen
    • 2
  • Inge Stupak
    • 2
  1. 1.Finnish Forest Research InstituteFinland
  2. 2.University of CopenhagenDenmark

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