The economic-ecological models of forest use and conservation (includes sub-item Forests as source of well-being)

The economic-ecological models link the growth of trees and stands with economic analyses of forest management options. It is possible to apply these models to forest management under changing environmental conditions and alternative management objectives.

Forests are a versatile source of well-being. Benefits derived from the forests and peatlands include timber, bioenergy, recreation and nature tourism, game, collectable products, peat and its derivatives, ecosystem services such as carbon-binding and water system conservation as well as biodiversity. The relative weights of these benefits vary according to changes in social values, for example, when the population ages or technology develops.

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