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Resource Analysis

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Dr. Esther Thürig

We analyze recent state as well as future development of forests and its services. Based on the Swiss national forest inventory (NFI) we estimate growing stock, increment, cut and mortality of wood as well as derived variables such as biomass, dead wood and carbon. We model scenarios of forest development under different management scenarios, climate change and disturbances. We thereby focus on following research questions.
  • Implementing data-based variables for forestry relevant estimates (SQL, SAS)
  • Improving biometric functions to estimate growing stock, increment, cut and mortality
  • Development of forest scenario models
  • Adaptation of empirical growth functions to climate change
  • Compiling and improving forest data for the Swiss Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Kyoto Tables
  • Elaborating scenarios of forest development under climate change, forest management and disturbances
  • Evaluation of forest inventories from Cantons / Liechtenstein
 

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