Managing forests sustainably for the provision of multiple ecosystem services requires knowledge of how different management strategies affect ecosystem service provision and biodiversity. Sophisticated forest decision support systems exist that allow to project the development of the tree layer given a wide range of forest management options. However, it is not known whether the current (or projected future) quantities and spatial distribution of old-growth tree structures can maintain viable populations of associated species in the landscape. The key approach to achieve objectives on both biomass production and species persistence is the joint simulation of tree layer development and (meta)population dynamics.
At ArtDatabanken, I work with identifying forest management strategies that aim to achieve conflicting stakeholder objectives. These objectives include biomass production and a favourable conservation status of species. In the project, we combine Sweden’s most commonly used forest planning system with dynamic (meta)population models.
Before coming to ArtDatabanken, I did my PhD at the Department of Forest Resource Management at SLU. In my PhD project, I developed and evaluated long-term forest management scenarios at the landscape level, with special focus on modelling forest owner behaviour and on assessing the impact of forest management on economic, ecological and socio-cultural forest values. Prior to my PhD, I worked several years at the European Forest Institute, primarily with modelling the development of European forest resources under climate and land-use change, with assessments of potential biofuel resources in European forests and with impact assessment of European biofuel policy on biodiversity.
Publikationer i urval
Eggers, J., Holmgren, S., Nordström, E.-M., Lämås, T., Lind, T., Öhman, K., 2017. Balancing different forest values: Evaluation of forest management scenarios in a multi-criteria decision analysis framework. Forest Policy and Economics. doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2017.07.002
Eggers, J., Holmström, H., Lämås, T., Lind, T., Öhman, K., 2015. Accounting for a Diverse Forest Ownership Structure in Projections of Forest Sustainability Indicators. Forests 6, 4001–4033. doi:10.3390/f6114001
Eggers, J., Lämås, T., Lind, T., Öhman, K., 2014. Factors Influencing the Choice of Management Strategy among Small-Scale Private Forest Owners in Sweden. Forests 5, 1695–1716. doi:10.3390/f5071695
Eggers, J., Lindner, M., Zudin, S., Zaehle, S., Liski, J., 2008. Impact of changing wood demand, climate and land use on European forest resources and carbon stocks during the 21st century. Global Change Biology 14, 2288–2303. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01653.x
Eggers, J., Tröltzsch, K., Falcucci, A., Maiorano, L., Verburg, P.H., Framstad, E., Louette, G., Maes, D., Nagy, S., Ozinga, W.I.M., Delbaere, B.E.N., 2009. Is biofuel policy harming biodiversity in Europe? GCB Bioenergy 1, 18–34. doi:10.1111/j.1757-1707.2009.01002.x
Lindner, M., Fitzgerald, J.B., Zimmermann, N.E., Reyer, C., Delzon, S., van der Maaten, E., Schelhaas, M.-J., Lasch, P., Eggers, J., van der Maaten-Theunissen, M., Suckow, F., Psomas, A., Poulter, B., Hanewinkel, M., 2014. Climate change and European forests: What do we know, what are the uncertainties, and what are the implications for forest management? Journal of Environmental Management 146, 69–83. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.07.030
Verkerk, P.J., Anttila, P., Eggers, J., Lindner, M., Asikainen, A., 2011. The realisable potential supply of woody biomass from forests in the European Union. Forest Ecology and Management 261, 2007–2015. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.02.027