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dc.contributor.authorSenko, Sergei
dc.contributor.authorKurttila, Mikko
dc.contributor.authorKarjalainen, Timo
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-04T14:21:48Z
dc.date.available2019-02-04T14:21:48Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/7429
dc.description.abstractIn this study, the prospects for future forest management in Republic of Karelia, Russia were analyzed. Forestry has an important role in the economy of Karelia. However, productivity and profitability in the forestry sector are extremely low, forest stand structure and quality are weak, the commercial forest land of coniferous species has declined and the wood processing industry struggles with a deficit of raw materials. The situation is typical to many forest regions in Russia with extensive forest management cited as one reason for the current situation. In contrast, the Nordic countries have significant experience in intensive and sustainable forest management and the results have been to a large extent positive. The transfer of Nordic intensive forest management solutions (NIFMS) could improve forestry in Karelia. SWOT analysis, combined with the multi-criteria decision support (MCDS) method was used to identify local operational environments and to assign priorities. Major threats included unprepared regulations, poor road infrastructure, insecure investments, low forestry productivity, forest degradation, high investment costs and a negative attitude to intensive forestry. The main opportunities are high forest resource potential in Karelia, favorable authority development programs, proven Nordic expertise, wood-based energy development and availability of new technology. Results also showed that the main weaknesses that might influence the NIFMS in Karelia are slow return on investments, low market demand for energy wood, high costs associated with young forest thinnings, high demand for skilled specialists and a lack of investment in research and development.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherFinnish Society of Forest Science
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSilva Fennica
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14214/sf.7763
dc.rightsCC BY-SA http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.subjectthinning
dc.subjectforest management
dc.subjectRussia
dc.subjectSWOT
dc.subjectforestry
dc.titleProspects for Nordic intensive forest management solutions in the Republic of Karelia
dc.description.versionpublished version
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Forest Sciences, activities
uef.solecris.id59844323en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Authors
dc.relation.doi10.14214/sf.7763
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.publisher.countrySuomi
dc.relation.articlenumber7763
dc.relation.issn0037-5330
dc.relation.issue4
dc.relation.volume52
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessOpen access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu


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