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Type of publication: Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Miškotyra / Forestry (A004)
Author(s): Činga, Gintautas
Title: Quantifying forest ecosystem services: a case study in Lithuania
Is part of: Ecosystem Services in Transdisciplinary Approach : 5 th international symposium, September 17-18, 2018, Poznań, Poland: Book of abstracts / Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Poznan, 2018
Extent: p. 38-38
Date: 2018
Abstract: The sustainable and responsible forest management assumes our responsibility both for sustainability of ecosystems and maximizing of the forest input on the welfare of the people and the country. To discuss the influences of forest management practices on the ecosystem services, they need to be assessed and descr ibed using comparable terms. As some of the ecosystem services, such as timber supply or carbon sequestration are relatively easy to describe manipulating physical units, other ones are more difficult to specify. This presentation would introduce the appro aches used to quantify forest ecosystem services studied by H2020 project ALTERFOR at the case study area (250000 ha) in western part of Lithuania. Six large groups of ecosystem services were discussed: (i) timber supply and profits from forestry activitie s, (ii) carbon sequestration estimating full carbon balance, (iii) biodiversity related services, (iv) cultural services, (v) soil and water protection potential and (vi) forest potential to mitigate impacts of catastrophic events and provision of regulato ry services. Each group consisted of numerous indicators or variables, describing specific aspects of ecosystem service using physical uni ts based on attributes available from forestry databases. Two approaches to make the variables comparable are discusse d – (i) quantifying the ecosystem services using economic terms and (ii) applying the fuzzy logic and involving the knowledge of qualified experts. The influence of ecosystem services quantification approaches on the potential forest management decisions w as use d as a criterion to judge them
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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