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Acta Brasiliensis     Open Access  
Advance in Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Forestry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agrociencia     Open Access  
Agroforestry Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Annals of Forest Research     Open Access  
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Silvicultural Research     Open Access  
Appita Journal: Journal of the Technical Association of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dergisi / Artvin Coruh University Journal of Forestry Faculty     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Forest Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Banko Janakari     Open Access  
Bartın Orman Fakültesi Dergisi / Journal of Bartin Faculty of Forestry     Open Access  
BIOFIX Scientific Journal     Open Access  
Bosque     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Canadian Journal of Plant Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Central European Forestry Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia forestal en México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Colombia Forestal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Forestry Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Landscape Ecology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dissertationes Forestales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Eurasian Journal of Forest Science     Open Access  
European Journal of Forest Engineering     Open Access  
European Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Expert Opinion on Environmental Biology     Hybrid Journal  
Folia Forestalia Polonica. Seria A - Forestry     Open Access  
Forest Ecology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Forest Ecosystems     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Forest Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Forest Policy and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Forest Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forest@ : Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology     Open Access  
Foresta Veracruzana     Open Access  
Forestry : Journal of Institute of Forestry, Nepal     Open Access  
Forestry Chronicle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Forestry Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forestry Studies     Open Access  
Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Forests     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forests, Trees and Livelihoods     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Forests and Global Change     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ghana Journal of Forestry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
iForest : Biogeosciences and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Forester     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Indonesian Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INNOTEC : Revista del Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay     Open Access  
International Forestry Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Forest Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Iranian Journal of Forest and Poplar Research     Open Access  
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts     Open Access  
Journal of Environmental Extension     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Forest and Natural Resource Management     Open Access  
Journal of Forest Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Forestry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Horticulture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sustainable Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Wood Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Ilmu Kehutanan     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Kehutanan Wallacea     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Sosial dan Ekonomi Kehutanan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pertanian Terpadu     Open Access  
Jurnal Sylva Lestari     Open Access  
La Calera     Open Access  
Landscapes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Lesnoy Zhurnal     Open Access  
Madera y Bosques     Open Access  
Maderas. Ciencia y tecnología     Open Access  
Natural Areas Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
New Forests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Open Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ormancılık Araştırma Dergisi / Turkish Journal of Forestry Research     Open Access  
Parks Stewardship Forum     Open Access  
Peer Community Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Proceedings of the Forestry Academy of Sciences of Ukraine     Open Access  
Quebracho. Revista de Ciencias Forestales     Open Access  
Research Journal of Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Chapingo. Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente     Open Access  
Revista Cubana de Ciencias Forestales     Open Access  
Revista de Agricultura Neotropical     Open Access  
Revista Ecologia e Nutrição Florestal - ENFLO     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Forestal Mesoamericana Kurú     Open Access  
Revista Verde de Agroecologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentável     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revue forestière française     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rwanda Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Savannah Journal of Research and Development     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Selbyana     Open Access  
Silva Balcanica     Open Access  
Small-scale Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Textual : Análisis del Medio Rural Latinoamericano     Open Access  
Trees     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Trees, Forests and People     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Wahana Forestra : Jurnal Kehutanan     Open Access  
Wood and Fiber Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)


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Dissertationes Forestales
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ISSN (Print) 1795-7389
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  • Optimization of early cleaning and precommercial thinning methods in
           juvenile stand management of Norway

    • Authors: Uotila; Karri
      Abstract: AbstractThe purpose of this thesis was to develop the concept of cost-efficient Juvenile Stand Management (JSM) for planted Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst) stands. The principles of time based management were followed, by integrating regeneration activities as a cost-efficient value chain and by minimizing non-value-adding work with straightforward decision making based on forest management plan data. The effects of soil preparation and Early Cleaning (EC) on further development of the stands were studied in intensive field experiments. Extensive survey data were used to develop methods applicable for efficient decision making in JSM, such as estimating need for EC or labor time consumption of PreCommercial Thinning (PCT). Timing of JSM had major effect on its costs; a delay in PCT increased the labor time needed to manage a stand by 8.3% annually. Moreover, 61-70% of the saplings in a typical Norway spruce stand were considered to need EC years before PCT was appropriate to be done. EC was also found to be an effective release treatment as it subsequently increased the diameter growth of crop trees by 21-32%. However, a two-stage management regimen, which included EC and PCT, appeared to be somewhat more labor consuming than the PCT only option. Soil preparation method had a major effect on emergence and growth of non-crop trees, and thus, on overall costs of JSM-program. The results showed that understanding the interactions in regeneration chain activities is important for productive forestry. Furthermore, a priori information can have practical implications in decision making for JSM. Several site or stand attributes were found to explain labor consumption of PCT or the need for EC. However, decision making in daily forestry requires more reliable models. The modelling data should go beyond the data of traditional forest management planning in further research. Big data offers promising opportunities.
      Keywords: Keywords vegetation management, young stand management, soil preparation, young stand establishment, productivity
      PubDate: 2017-01-02T09:00:00+02:00
  • Impacts of restoration of forestry-drained peatlands on nutrient and
           organic carbon exports and methane dynamics

    • Authors: Koskinen; Markku
      Abstract: In this study, the effects of restoration of forestry-drained peatlands on the nutrient and organic carbon exports and methane dynamics of the restored sites are explored. The study consists of four sub-studies. Two of the sub-studies are concerned with the effects on water quality and export of elements of restoration and were conducted on a catchment scale. One of the studies was conducted in the laboratory, and assessed the release of elements from peat samples under anaerobic inundation simulating the effects of a rising water table after restoration or logging. The fourth study was again a field study, in which the differences in methane emissions between undrained, drained and restored spruce swamp forests were assessed. In all, 24 different pristine, drained and restored sites are featured in the study, one site being present in two of the sub-studies.The results indicate potentially large effects of restoration especially on the nutrient rich spruce-dominated sites, which had the highest restoration-induced increases in organic carbon and nutrient exports in the catchment studies, and which also exhibited high methane emissions after restoration, higher than in the undrained or drained state. The results should prompt research into the techniques applied in restoration of such sites and into the processes which lie behind these large effects.
      Keywords: peatlands, restoration, dissolved organic carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen, methane
      PubDate: 2016-12-29T09:00:00+02:00
  • Dynamic variations in bark hydraulics - understanding whole tree processes
           and its linkage to bark hydraulic function and structure

    • Authors: Chan; Tommy
      Abstract: A mature tree stem generally consists of a column of wood that is composed of a series of annual incremental layers and enclosed in a covering of bark. The dynamic variations of the bark are complex due to its structure and function: the thick outer-bark acts as a protective barrier against the abiotic and biotic environment; while the phloem is where sugar transport occurs. Much of the bark variation is due to the transport of sugars and its related processes. The xylem pathway, which transports water in the opposite direction, is connected to the phloem in parallel along the entire length of the stem. The immediate connection between these two transport pathways suggests a functional linkage. The purpose of this thesis is to study the dynamic processes that occur within the bark and its interaction with other internal tree processes and the external environment. These interactions have not been thoroughly quantified, especially on an intra-annual (e.g. daily) scale. The thesis consists of four papers, of which one is a modelling paper and three are experimental studies. Growth is estimated with the model by separating the water-related influences from measured inner-bark, revealing a growth signal - proxy for cambial stem growth. Using this signal, a correlation study to microclimate variables is examined in one paper; and to assumed growth respiration in a second paper. The remaining two papers explore the seasonality of photosynthesis and respiration, and bark stem dynamics during the spring recovery period.As a conclusion of this thesis, these papers show how inextricably linked individual tree processes and the environmental are to the changes within the bark. The culmination of this thesis opens new opportunities to further understand the dynamics of bark hydraulics and ecophysiological processes by implementing field measurements and state-of-the-art modelling.
      Keywords: xylem, phloem, growth, respiration, photosynthesis, spring recovery
      PubDate: 2016-10-25T09:00:00+02:00
  • Developing laser scanning applications for mapping and monitoring single
           tree characteristics for the needs of urban forestry

    • Authors: Tanhuanpää; Topi
      Abstract: Urban forests provide various ecosystem services. However, they also require fairly intensive management, which can be supported with up-to-date tree-level data. Until recently, the data have been collected using traditional field measurements. Laser scanning (LS) techniques provide efficient means for acquiring detailed three-dimensional (3D) data from the vegetation. The objective of this dissertation was to develop methods for mapping and monitoring urban forests at tree level. In substudy I, a method (MS-STI) utilizing multiple data sources was developed for extracting tree-level attributes. The method combined airborne laser scanning (ALS), field measurements, and tree locations. The field sample was generalized using the non-parametric nearest neighbor (NN) approach. The relative root mean square error (RMSE) of diameter at breast height (DBH) varied between 18.8-33.8%. The performance of MS-STI was assessed in substudy II by applying it to an existing tree register. 88.8% of the trees were successfully detected, and the relative RMSE of DBH for the most common diameter classes varied between 21.7-24.3%. In substudy III, downed trees were mapped from a recreational forest area by detecting changes in the canopy. 97.7% of the downed trees were detected and the commission error was 10%. Species group, DBH, and volume were estimated for all downed trees using ALS metrics and existing allometric models. For the DBH, the relative RMSE was 20.8% and 34.1% for conifers and deciduous trees respectively. Finally, in substudy IV, a method utilizing terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and tree basic density was developed for estimating tree-level stem biomass for urban trees. The relative RMSE of the stem biomass estimates varied between 8.4-10.5%.The dissertation demonstrates the applicability of LS data in assessing tree-level attributes for urban forests. The methods developed show potential in providing the planning and management of urban forests with cost-efficient and up-to-date tree-level data.
      Keywords: Urban forest inventory, Urban forestry, Laser scanning, Trees outside forests
      PubDate: 2016-09-26T09:00:00+02:00
  • The role of terpenes in carbon and nitrogen cycling in boreal forest soils

    • Authors: Adamczyk; Sylwia
      Abstract: Cycling of carbon (C) and nutrients plays pivotal role for functioning of every ecosystem. Biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nitrogen (N) are balanced by a network of inter-actions between plants, litter and soil chemistry, microbial communities, enzyme machinery and climate conditions. This thesis focuses on the role of terpenes in C and N transformations in boreal forest soils. Terpenes are abundant plant secondary compounds. The focus was on certain mono-, di-, and triterpenes.Soil incubation experiments revealed that terpenes increased the mineralization of carbon but decreased net nitrogen mineralization and net nitrification. Additionally they increased the amounts of carbon and nitrogen in the microbial biomass through enhancement of bacterial growth; however, they inhibited fungal growth. This study suggests that terpenes can act as a C source for some microbial communities. Moreover, terpenes showed inhibitory potential against enzymes, which are involved in C, N, P, S cycling. The mechanism of inhibition seems to be based at least partially on ability of terpenes to bind enzymes.The field experiment presented the effect of logging residues and wood ash on composition of terpenes and C and N cycling in soil five years after clear-cutting a Norway spruce stand. Logging residue treatment increased the concentrations of certain terpenes in the organic layer. Both, logging residue and wood ash treatments increased net N mineralization and net nitrification. Some changes in terpene concentrations correlated with C and N cycling processes, but the relationship between terpene concentration and C and N cycling processes remained still unclear in the field conditions. In conclusion, terpenes can affect C and N transformations in boreal forest soil. It is probable that terpenes change N cycling retaining more N in organic forms and potentially decrease nitrogen losses from forest ecosystem.
      Keywords: C and N cycling, enzymes, forest soil, logging residues, terpenes, wood ash
      PubDate: 2016-09-13T09:00:00+02:00
  • Effect of waterlogging on boreal forest tree seedlings during dormancy and
           early growing season

    • Authors: Wang; Ai-Fang
      Abstract: Increasing rain in winter with climate change may expose boreal forests especially on drained peatlands to winter or spring waterlogging. Information about the response of main forest species on soil waterlogging is important for improving predictions of forest productivity and assessing the demand for ditch-network maintenance. In this study, the aim was to find out the physiological and growth responses of one-year-old Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.), silver birch (Betula pendula Roth) and pubescent birch (Betula pubescens Ehrh.) seedlings subjected to one-month waterlogging in late dormancy, and to find out the morphology, physiology and growth of both birch species subjected to one-month waterlogging in the early growing season. Dormancy waterlogging (DW) led to a reduction of root volume in spruce, but did not affect dark-acclimated chlorophyll fluorescence or biomass of needles, stems and roots. Root biomass and root hydraulic conductance of silver birch were reduced but aboveground organs were not affected by DW. In pubescent birch stomatal conductance and net photosynthesis (Amax) were reduced by DW, however, root morphology and leaf, stem and root biomass was not negatively affected. In conclusion, these tree species tolerated one-month winter waterlogging well.Growth waterlogging (GW) led to the reduction of stomatal conductance and Amax as well as leaf area in both birch species. Leaf contents of potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese and boron were reduced in silver birch, whereas only calcium and magnesium contents were reduced in pubescent birch by GW. In pubescent birch, fine cluster roots, the occurrence of leaf trichomes and stem lenticels were increased by GW. However, silver birch did not show such acclimation to waterlogging. In conclusion, GW caused more negative effects to both birch species than DW. The morphological rather than physiological differences may explain why pubescent birch grows better in wet soil than silver birch.
      Keywords: boreal forest, dormancy, waterlogging, hypoxia, root, biomass, photosynthesis, Fv/Fm, starch, nutrients, stomata, trichome
      PubDate: 2016-08-31T09:00:00+02:00
  • Selection of training areas for remote sensing-based forest above-ground
           biomass estimation

    • Authors: Rana; Md Parvez
      Abstract: The aim of this work was to estimate forest above-ground biomass (AGB) - one of the fundamental parameters used in the forest inventory for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and sustainable forest management (REDD+) mechanisms. In particular, this work examined the training area concept in a two-step approach for AGB estimation using airborne laser scanning (ALS) and RapidEye satellite data in the eastern area of Finland (Study I), the effect of the training area location (Study II), and the effect of sample size for the training area (Study III) using ALS, RapidEye and Landsat data in southern Nepal. The AGB model was fitted using simple linear regression (Study I) and the sparse Bayesian method (Study II-III). The AGB model performance was validated using an independent validation dataset, and the performance was evaluated by assessing the root mean square error (RMSE) and mean deviation. The findings of Study I show that the RapidEye model had a promising accuracy with a relative RMSE of 20% against an independent validation set. Study II findings showed that distance from road and the degree of slope in the training area had a considerable effect on the accuracy of the AGB estimation because the forest structure varied according to the level of accessibility. The findings of Study III indicated that an adequate coverage of the variability in tree height and density was an important condition for selecting the training areas. Only a minor increase in relative RMSE is observed when reducing the total number of training areas. ALS-based prediction required the smallest number of training areas when compared to the RapidEye and Landsat data.To conclude: (i) ALS-simulated training areas could be an alternative to expensive field sample plots using a two-step approach; (ii) the training area should cover a full range of variability in respect to accessibility factors and forest structures such as height, density; (iii) the ALS-based prediction outperformed RapidEye and Landsat data with reasonable accuracy. These evaluated concepts and issues of forest AGB inventory are likely to be useful in supporting future forest monitoring and decision making for the sustainable use of forest resources and REDD.
      Keywords: Tropical forest, Nepal, LiDAR, RapidEye, Sample size, Carbon, REDD+, Boreal forest
      PubDate: 2016-08-24T09:00:00+02:00
  • Effects of climate, wood quality and fungal diversity on coarse wood
           decomposition of Scots pine

    • Authors: Venugopal; Parvathy
      Abstract: To increase the reliability of the present climate-carbon prediction models and to assess the resilience of forests for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, it is essential to study the interactions between the various drivers of fungal wood decomposition. The study focuses on the independent and interactive effects of temperature, humidity, fungal diversity (species richness and assemblage composition) and substrate quality on fungal decomposition. The phenolic composition of six Scots pine tree types were assessed using high-performance liquid chromatography. The effect of drivers on wood decomposition were tested using two temperature (16 and 21 ° C) and humidity (70 and 90%) levels on three wood types (from managed and old-growth forests) with four different wood-decaying fungi in one, two and four species assemblage compositions in a 9-month experiment in the laboratory. The results show that substrate quality (based on heartwood phenolics), which varied widely even within one tree species, and fungal assemblage composition have more prominent impact on decomposition compared to the climatic variables and fungal species richness. The decay response to changes in climatic variables and wood type was highly specific to fungal species. Kelos decayed differently and more slowly than the wood from the managed forests even under changing climate conditions, suggesting kelo to be a more stable substrate.The results emphasize the importance of different and complex mechanisms that affect wood decomposition. It is also of utmost importance to understand the differences in the functionality of the different fungal decomposers and wood types as they have a disproportionate influence on ecosystem processes, which needs to be accounted for predictive models containing decomposers and wood-based C). From an ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation view point, further studies are warranted to discern the properties of rare substrates such as kelo, a highly specific substrate for several decomposer species.
      Keywords: climate change, dead wood, dead wood-associated fungi, fungal interaction, kelo, substrate quality
      PubDate: 2016-08-22T09:00:00+02:00
  • Dead-wood-associated aphyllophoroid fungi: perspectives on the diversity,
           ecology and conservation biology of species and their habitats

    • Authors: Kunttu; Panu
      Abstract: This thesis examines the diversity and substrates of aphyllophoroid fungi with implications for their conservation biology. I focused on the distributional patterns of fungi on woody substrates, analyzed the diversity and indicators related to their substrates, and developed fungal monitoring schemes. The main results are:1) A total of 303 aphyllophoroid fungi species were observed on my study site in the Archipelago Sea National Park, and a total of 331 species from all study sites. These include eight species new to Finland, 30 very rare species in Finland, and seven still undescribed species.2) Of the five dead wood related indicators of forest naturalness and fungal substrate diversity; volume of dead wood provided the best overall agreement with the other indicators. Not all indicators were correlated and, as such, the selection of a dead wood indicator can considerably affect the output of an assessment.3) Fungi occurrence was not related to the availability of different types of dead wood substrates, thereby indicating the high importance of specific substrates for species. Polypores and corticioids differed from each other in their occurrence patterns. Variation in dead wood quality is important for the preservation of wood-inhabiting fungi diversity.4) I observed 138 species on black alder (Alnus glutinosa); 27 of which grew solely on that tree species. Many of the alder-associated species are rare. Thus, less common trees can also host highly diverse and specialized fungal assemblages and within-tree substrate variation is ecologically important for fungi.5) A more effective systematic utilization of citizen science, databases, modern molecular methods and recording sampling information would provide major possibilities for the improvement of monitoring and the conservation of lesser known fungi.In conclusion, this thesis highlights the ecological significance of diverse substrates for aphyllophoroid fungi. Several coarse wood debris (CWD)-related measures that have been used to describe substrate characteristics, and to measure forest naturalness, are not consistent in their results and are also unlikely to provide consistent indications of fungal substrates. CWD-related measures of forest naturalness are thus not recommended to replace on-site fungal surveys in the assessment of the value of a particular site for fungi.
      Keywords: Aphyllophorales, Baltic Sea, corticioids, polypores, substrates, wood-inhabiting fungi, woody debris
      PubDate: 2016-08-22T09:00:00+02:00
  • Changing institutions and consumer-driven development of forest products
           and services

    • Authors: Holopainen; Jani
      Abstract: The forest sector has been able to develop many new bio-based and sustainable products catered to business-to-business markets, but the sector still lacks a breakthrough in new forest products and services targeting consumer markets. This is due to higher prices of forest products compared to competing materials, such as concrete, steel, and plastics, but also due to a lack of new product and service innovations targeting end-consumer markets. To understand the emergence of bioeconomy, also bringing new consumer market opportunities to the forest sector, we need to understand the new business ecosystem. The business ecosystem model is a holistic view of the current institutions capturing stakeholder relations and opportunities brought by various resources and technologies. Better understanding of these concepts can lead to consumer-driven development of forest products and services, and improved competitive advantage. This doctoral dissertation introduces a holistic research and development model for new product and service innovations in the forest sector. This research was motivated by the fact that recent forest sector product introductions have been driven by the technology push, and therefore, this research concentrates on the consumer perspective to build new business models and the development of products and services to meet current consumer trends. Evolving sustainability trends among consumers, where bio-based forest products and services can fulfill consumer demand, are central in this thesis. The doctoral thesis consists of one book chapter and three peer-reviewed articles, each using different methodologies. The subjects and results of the papers are grouped into three themes in the framework of the Consumer-Driven Business Ecosystem Research and Development (CDBERD) model. The model extends the classical “technology-push and demand-pull” innovation model, to better consider consumer values, enabling resources and dominant logics along with the smooth flow of information during each phase of the research and development process leading towards new consumer-driven solutions.
      Keywords: Institutional theory, business ecosystem model, research and development model, consumer trends, bioeconomy, forest products and services, certified forest products
      PubDate: 2016-08-04T09:00:00+02:00
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