Wood Use Potential II

Developments in wood use potential in Swiss forests in the coming decades will be estimated using the MASSIMO mathematical model and scenario analyses. All of the functions in this model have been derived from Swiss NFI data. Models predicting the sustainability of wood are oriented on critical forest parameters such as wood supply, growth, use and mortality.

The current project will continue until 2015 and will be validated using data from the fourth inventory.

The results will be summarized in reports for the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), and published in national and international journals. The cantons, the Forestry Association and the Wood Industry of Switzerland will also use these results.