Many countries have developed their own systems for projecting forest resources and wood availability. Although studies using these tools are helpful for developing national policies, they do not provide a consistent assessment for larger regions such as the European Union or Europe as a whole. Individual national-scale studies differ considerably in timing, underlying methodology and scenarios, and reports are not issued for all countries in the region. However, a clear demand for consistent projections at European scale still remains. This chapter describes the resource simulators and forest sector models EFISCEN, EFDM, CBM-CFS3, and GLOBIOM/G4M that can all be applied to individual European countries, as well as to Europe as a whole.
|Title of host publication||Forest inventory-based projection systems for wood and biomass availability|
|Editors||Susana Barreiro, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Ronald E. McRoberts, Gerald Kändler|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Managing forest ecosystems|