Analyzing the effects of various forest management strategies and carbon prices on carbon dynamics in western Turkey

Kucuker D. M.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, vol.249, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Determining appropriate management strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using optimization techniques to understand how forest management activities affect the carbon dynamics is critical in implementing effective carbon management policies. This paper quantitatively analyzes the long-term effects of different management policies and silvicultural interventions using linear programming. In the analyses, afforestation targets for bare forest lands, tree species, carbon prices, planning approaches and sets of various targets and constraints on carbon dynamics were evaluated. The results were based on twenty-five forest management scenarios formulated for the Korucu Forest Planning Unit of Turkey.