Metla Research project group

Distinct projects - Information reserves on forestry and the forest environment (VAR)

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Duration: 2006 - 2014   


Databanks and information databases on forestry and the forest environment form the foundation for the information technology based forestry and environmental sectors.

This research priority compiles and maintains information reserves on forest economy and the environmental state of the forest ecosystem, develops methods for data collection and management, and improves the shared use of the information reserves. Furthermore, based on the information reserves, this priority area produces statistics, services, products, and alternative calculations to support decision-making.

Core expertise

Topical research targets

Important research topics include forest resources and forest statistics, forest economy planning methods, carbon stocks stored in forests, forest biodiversity, and forest damage.

Contacts Kolström, Taneli
The Finnish Forest Research Institute > Luke, Joensuu Office, PO Box 68 (Yliopistokatu 6), FI-80101 JOENSUU, FINLAND,
phone +358 29 532 2111, e-mail


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