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Nolander, Carl
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Nolander, C. (2018). Spatial and Economic Values of Ecosystem Services: The Case of Sweden's Forests. (Licentiate dissertation). Luleå: Luleå University of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spatial and Economic Values of Ecosystem Services: The Case of Sweden's Forests
2018 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The objective of this licentiate thesis is to determine the value of ecosystem services and their relative importance, and to develop methods to weight these benefits against the market value of timber and other uses for forests. These issues are addressed in two papers with a focus on spatial modeling of ecosystem services and the method of benefit transfer. The aim is to contribute to the research regarding the optimal social use of forests for Sweden in particular and the future of forestry in general, particularly when it comes to ecosystem services and the tradeoff between demands for different forest products.

The first article is a review study of previous studies estimating monetary valuations of ecosystem services of forests during the past 20 years. The review has a particular focus on spatial modeling of ecosystem services and the underlying characteristics that influence the value of an ecosystem service. In total, 118 studies are included in the review, and themajority of these studies do not model the spatial distribution of the ecosystem services and assume it identical across the area that is being studied, but the share of spatially explicit studies is increasing in the last ten years. The review finds that carbon sequestration, recreation, and ecosystem services related to the prevention of natural hazards,e.g. floods and avalanches, are the forest based ecosystem services that consistently are valued highly in the reviewed studies. There is however, significant variation in the values reported for similar ecosystem services.

The second article is focused estimates the value of recreation and carbon sequestration in Swedish forests, using the benefit transfer approach and a spatially explicit perspective. The distribution for the services is mapped for the whole country, and the monetary value applied to the services is based on comparisons between the results of previous studies. The aim of the article is to develop the use of spatial mapping on larger scales than has been done previously, and add to the limited number of ecosystem service valuations for the Nordic countries by providing a fully populated spatial mapping of two of the more important ecosystem services of Sweden. In general, values found for the two ecosystem services are almost as high as timber values, but the values and their distribution varies highly across the landscape. Both ecosystem services are found to have higher values in southern Sweden and close to cities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018
Series
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67918 (URN)978-91-7790-069-6 (ISBN)978-91-7790-070-2 (ISBN)
Presentation
2018-04-16, D770, Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Luleå, 13:00
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-03-16 Created: 2018-03-13 Last updated: 2019-08-16Bibliographically approved
Nolander, C. & Lundmark, R. (2016). Ecosystem services in forest sector models: A review. In: Meeting Sweden's current and future energy challenges, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016: . Paper presented at Swedish Association for Energy Economics (SAEE) conference 2016, Luleå, August 23-24 2016. Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosystem services in forest sector models: A review
2016 (English)In: Meeting Sweden's current and future energy challenges, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60604 (URN)
Conference
Swedish Association for Energy Economics (SAEE) conference 2016, Luleå, August 23-24 2016
Available from: 2016-11-22 Created: 2016-11-22 Last updated: 2018-02-15Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, R., Wetterlund, E., Lundgren, J., Ouraich, I., Bryngemark, E., Zetterholm, J., . . . Andersson, S. (2016). Projekt: En hållbar omställning av energisystemet mot en ökad andel bioenergi. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projekt: En hållbar omställning av energisystemet mot en ökad andel bioenergi
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2016 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

3 PhD projects: Markets and price formulation (LTU, economics); Technologies and value chains (Chalmers) and; Location and industrial change (LTU, energy engineering). The general system perspective has its starting point in the importance of biomass and bioenergy in the transition to a long-run sustainable energy system and to an efficient spatial resource utilization and production with increased value chains. Focus is on biorefineries. A spatial approach will be applied in combination with national energy system modelling in connection with technological development potentials and industrial applications is linked to the feed-stock supply as well as market and policy issues.

National Category
Economics Energy Engineering
Research subject
Economics; Energy Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36273 (URN)d62ce193-52d2-4d90-ac51-c62ff55484df (Local ID)d62ce193-52d2-4d90-ac51-c62ff55484df (Archive number)d62ce193-52d2-4d90-ac51-c62ff55484df (OAI)
Note

Finansieringskälla: Public research programme (public); Forskningsprogram: Energimyndigheten; Belopp: 12 110 000,00 Svenska kronor; Publikationer: A Geographically Explicit Approach for Price Determination of Forest Feedstock under Different Next-Generation Biofuel Production Scenarios – The Case of Sweden; Status: Ongoing; Period: 01/09/2015 → 31/12/2018

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, R., Ouraich, I., Nolander, C., Andersson, S., Olofsson, E., Bryngemark, E., . . . Pettersson, K. (2016). Projekt: Storskalig utbyggnad av bioraffinaderier: Nya värdekedjor, produkter och effektivt utnyttjande av skoglig biomassa. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projekt: Storskalig utbyggnad av bioraffinaderier: Nya värdekedjor, produkter och effektivt utnyttjande av skoglig biomassa
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2016 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Utvecklingen av kommersiella bioraffinaderikoncept är av strategisk betydelse för Sveriges utveckling till en biobaserad ekonomi. Bioraffinaderier bidrar till att ersätta fossila med biobaserade råvaror. Dessutom bidrar de till en smartare användning av biomassa, ökat förädlingsvärde samt utvecklingspotentialen av nya bioprodukter. Tekniska potentialer och industriella tillämpningar sammanlänkas med råvaruförsörjning samt marknads-, innovations- och policyaspekter. Projektet är tvärvetenskapligt och omfattar integration av modeller som kan redogöra för samspelet mellan olika sektorer, som inkluderar geografiska variationer av utbud och efterfrågan av skoglig biomassa, och som kan fånga effekterna av förändrade marknadsvillkor och styrmedel. För modellintegrationen kommer verktyg tas fram för att underlätta kommunikation och återkoppling mellan de ingående modellerna. Projektet syftar till att generera ny kunskap och ett modellramverk för avancerade systemanalyser relaterade till (i) den svenska biomassa och dess roll i ett hållbart energisystem och (ii) industriell omvandling av processindustrin i riktning mot ett framtida bioraffinaderi branschen. Genomförandefasen bygger på tre uppgiftsområden.

Keywords
Bioenergi, Förnybar energi, Skog, modell integration
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36296 (URN)e4a8ce3c-8523-4d80-aeda-f2d660e7cf9c (Local ID)e4a8ce3c-8523-4d80-aeda-f2d660e7cf9c (Archive number)e4a8ce3c-8523-4d80-aeda-f2d660e7cf9c (OAI)
Note

Finansieringskälla: Public research programme (public); Forskningsprogram: Formas; Belopp: 7,00 Svenska kronor; Publikationer: A Geographically Explicit Approach for Price Determination of Forest Feedstock under Different Next-Generation Biofuel Production Scenarios – The Case of Swedena; Status: Pågående; Period: 01/06/2015 → 31/01/2018

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
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