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Main Title Resource and Market Projections for Forest Policy Development Twenty-five Years of Experience with the US RPA Timber Assessment / [electronic resource] :
Author Adams, Darius M.
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Author Title of a Work
Haynes, Richard W.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2007
Call Number SD1-668
ISBN 9781402063091
Subjects Life sciences. ; Forests and forestry. ; Environmental law. ; Environmental management. ; Economics.
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Collation XXII, 591 p. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Timber Assessments Supporting the Development of National Forestry Programs and Policy -- The Challenge of Developing Models to Support Forest Sector Policy Analysis -- Methodological Considerations in Developing the Timber Assessment Projection System -- Model Components -- Solid Wood-Timber Assessment Market Model (TAMM) -- North American Pulp & Paper Model (NAPAP) -- Methods for Projecting Areas of Private Timberland and Forest Cover Types -- Timber Inventory and Management-ATLAS -- Exogenous Assumptions-Framing the Base Case and Scenarios -- Model Solution, Validation, and Control -- Projections and Scenarios -- Base Case Projection -- Evolving Views of the Future of the US Forest Sector -- The Impact of Public Harvest in the USA on North American Timber and Product Markets -- The Role of Private Management Investment in Long-Term Supply -- Globalization and World Trade -- The Impacts of Climate Change on Forestry -- Projecting Technological Change -- Long-Term Views of the US Land Base -- Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Forest Sector Modeling -- The Utility of Forest Sector Models in Addressing Forest Policy Questions. Long-range models that include product and resource detail are essential to meaningful analysis of both industry and resource sustainability. Taking this as it's central argument, this book provides essential reading to anyone interested in projecting the future of either the forest products market and/or the forest resource conditions. It is aimed at policy makers, model builders, researchers and graduate students who are building or using forest sector models, as well as at forest industry managers and analysts. While focusing on a specific modeling system - the US Timber Assessment models - the authors highlight the general elements that might comprise a forest-sector market model of any country or region. Approaches to policy analysis are also general and equally applicable to both national and multi-national forest policy development outside the US - particularly in relation to on-going efforts to formulate national programs of sustainable forestry. The text provides literature surveys on relevant modeling issues and policy concerns, and demonstrates the application of the modeling system using a "base case" 50 year projection and a small set of scenarios to illustrate, for example, the effects of changes in public harvest policies, global change, variations in investments in silviculture, and globalization. Darius Adams and Richard Haynes are widely recognized as leading experts in the forest sector modeling field.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Managing Forest Ecosystems, 14
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2007
Series Title Untraced Managing Forest Ecosystems, 14
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20131220151939
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 04464nam a22005295i 45