By calibrating and validating a forest growth model for seven species in Germany and coupling it with a wind damage simulator, we specifically estimated the impact of wind damage on the net present value of Norway spruce and European beech in mixture and monoculture. Under risk, the net present value of spruce managements saw the sharpest declines, although the highest end net present value was still obtained through a heavily thinned spruce monoculture.
3-PG; Forest growth modelling; Forest wind damage; Climate change; Mixed forest
Bourke, R., Yousefpour, R. & Hanewinkel, M. Under storm risk, economic productivity of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst) in monoculture shows sharper decline than in mixture with European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Annals of Forest Science 80, 19 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-023-01182-y
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