The work of WG2 is related to Objective 2 of the action. The aim of WG1 is to give answers the following questions:
- How adequate are existing forest management approaches and concepts for different ownership types?
- What are the consequences of the changing pattern for forest management and for the provision of forest ecosystem functions and services?
- Which new forest management approaches and concepts and techniques are needed for the different ownership types?
- What is the awareness and access of new owners to information, advice and support, and how could this be improved?
- What is the role of forest owners cooperatives and associations in the support of the forest management and in regard to different owner types?
- Literature review and screening of ongoing projects on forest management approaches and concepts adequate for different ownership types.
- Screening of innovative forest management approaches and concepts adequate for different ownership types in practice (collection of case studies and examples, practical experiences, and relevant initiatives across Europe).
- Study of new silvicultural and technological methods, institutional and organisational arrangements, planning and communication approaches, and new business models adapted to the new types of forest owners.
- Theoretical and empirical analysis of consequences for the provision of various forest ecosystem services.
- Comparative assessment of innovative solutions and of gaps and needs for policy and research: Collect, describe and analyse examples for practical solutions; derive new forest management approaches and concepts and techniques for different ownership types.
Deliverables (obj 2.)
Critical assessment of management models, including silvicultural, organisational, planning, communication, business and marketing concepts; comparative articles on innovative approaches; case studies.
WG 2 Leader
Dr. Diana Feliciano, The University of Aberdeen (diana.feliciano (at) abdn.ac.uk)