Assessing the potential of coniferous greenery from logging residues in Latvia using a system dynamics model

Indra Muizniece, Elina Dace, Dagnija Blumberga

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Abstract

Latvia is the fourth most forested country in Europe. 52% of the country’s area is covered by forest lands. Approximately 41% of the forests are composed of conifers that are the most harvested among the tree species in Latvia. Therefore, as a result of logging, large amount of coniferous residues are created and abandoned in forests. There are several alternatives for sustainable use of coniferous residues. Still, the exact quantity of the resource is not known. Thus, it is not clear, whether its amount is sufficient for products’ manufacturing. The aim of the study is to assess the potential of the coniferous greenery from logging residues’ extraction in Latvia. A system dynamic’s model that allows simulation of complex forestry processes depending on various endogenous and exogenous factors has been built for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalVide. Tehnologija. Resursi - Environment, Technology, Resources
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Scientific Practical Conference on Environment. Technology. Resources, 2015 - Rezekne, Latvia
Duration: 18 Jun 201520 Jun 2015
Conference number: 10

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Coniferous
  • Greenery
  • Logging residue
  • System dynamics

Field of Science

  • 2.7 Environmental engineering

Publication Type

  • 3.3. Publications in conference proceedings indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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