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Towards the spatial valuation of forests environmental assets: An application to Andalusia silvopastoral farms
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Forest
Information
Abstract
We develop a model for estimating the environmental asset (EA) value of a selection of forest provisioning services that include timber, cork, firewood, pine-nuts and grazing resources and carbon sequestration as a regulating ecosystem service. This EA computing model is applied to a group of 567 silvopastoral farms in Andalusia (Spain). The expected stream of the provisioning and regulating ecosystem services is estimated at farm level for the six main forest species in this region, as well as, for treeless scrublands and grasslands. The model allows anticipating potential threats to forest conservation due to the lack of profitability for continuing forestry activity; and the minimum compensations to make forest conservation an efficient investment alternative. The results of this research highlight the spatial variability on EA estimations. Geographic and biophysical conditions, such as slope gradient, forest structure and sites productivity, play an important role in drawing the spatial variation of EA values. The assumption regarding discount rates and prices have a significant effect on EA figures and for predicting potential forest conservation problems
International
Si
Congress
XIV WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS
960
Place
Durban, Sudáfrica
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0023-7639
Start Date
07/09/2016
End Date
11/09/2016
From page
1
To page
8
PROCEEDINGS OF THE XIV WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS
Participants
  • Autor: Paola Ovando (CSIC)
  • Autor: Alejandro Caparrós (CSIC)
  • Autor: Luis Augusto Diaz Balteiro (UPM)
  • Autor: María Pasalodos (CIFOR-INIA)
  • Autor: José Luis Oviedo (CSIC)
  • Autor: Gregorio Montero (CIFRO-INIA)
  • Autor: Pablo Campos Palacín (CSIC)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía y Sostenibilidad del Medio Natural
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
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