Dynamics of Fully Stocked Stands in the Territory of the Former Soviet Union

Shvidenko A, Venevsky SV, Raile G, & Nilsson S (1996). Dynamics of Fully Stocked Stands in the Territory of the Former Soviet Union. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-96-019

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Abstract

IIASA, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Russian governmental organizations initiated the Siberian Forest Study in 1992, with the following objectives: Identification of possible future sustainable development options for the Siberian forest sector (assess the biosphere role of Siberian forests, and identify suitable strategies for sustainable development of forest resources, industry, infrastructure, and society); Identification of policies for various options to be implemented by Russian and international agencies.

The first phase of the study built relevant and consistent databases for the upcoming analyses of the Siberian forest sector (Phase II). Nine cornerstone areas have been identified for the assessment analyses, namely, further development of the databases, greenhouse gas balances, forest resources and forest utilization, biodiversity and landscapes, non-wood functions, environmental status, forest industry and markets, transportation infrastructure, and socioeconomics.

The existing increment estimations in the former USSR and Russia are limited to net increment calculations for periods between inventories which are aggregated for groups of species. Thus, the so called average increment as presented in the Forest State Account is an accumulative characteristic of the growing stock.

The work in this paper presents a system developed to estimate the gross and net increment as well as the natural mortality for major forest species by ecoregion. In this report, the work dealing with evenaged fully stocked stands is presented. In the future, analyses for different stocking densities and different types of age structures will be carried out. This work on increment and mortality is a crucial step for the further analyses of the greenhouse gas balances, forest resources and forest utilization, and biodiversity and landscapes in cornerstones in phase 11.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:08
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 22:36
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5006

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