Sustainable forest operations (SFO) : a new paradigm in a changing world and climate

Show simple item record Marchi, Enrico Chung, Woodam Visser, Rien Abbas, Dalia Nordfjell, Tomas Mederski, Piotr S. McEwan, Andrew Brink, Michal Laschi, Andrea 2018-04-25T08:29:56Z 2018-09
dc.description.abstract The effective implementation of sustainable forest management depends largely on carrying out forest operations in a sustainable manner. Climate change, as well as the increasing demand for forest products, requires a re-thinking of forest operations in terms of sustainability. In this context, it is important to understand the major driving factors for the future development of forest operations that promote economic, environmental and social well-being. The main objective of this paper is to identify important issues concerning forest operations and to propose a new paradigm towards sustainability in a changing climate, work and environmental conditions. Previously developed concepts of forest operations are reviewed, and a newly developed concept – Sustainable Forest Operations (SFO), is presented. Five key performance areas to ensure the sustainability of forest operations include: (i) environment; (ii) ergonomics; (iii) economics; (iv) quality optimization of products and production; and (v) people and society. Practical field examples are presented to demonstrate how these five interconnected principles are relevant to achieving sustainability, namely profit and wood quality maximization, ecological benefits, climate change mitigation, carbon sequestration, and forest workers' health and safety. The new concept of SFO provides integrated perspectives and approaches to effectively address ongoing and foreseeable challenges the global forest communities face, while balancing forest operations performance across economic, environmental and social sustainability. In this new concept, we emphasize the role of wood as a renewable and environmentally friendly material, and forest workers' safety and utilization efficiency and waste management as additional key elements of sustainability. en_ZA
dc.description.department Plant Production and Soil Science en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-09-01
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Marchi, E., Chung, W., Visser, R. et al. 2018, 'Sustainable forest operations (SFO) : a new paradigm in a changing world and climate', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 634, pp. 1385-1397. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1879-1026 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.084
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Science of the Total Environment, vol. 634, pp. 1385-1397, 2018. doi : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.084. en_ZA
dc.subject Forest workers en_ZA
dc.subject Ecosystem services en_ZA
dc.subject Logging en_ZA
dc.subject Equipment en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainability en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainable forest operations (SFO) en_ZA
dc.title Sustainable forest operations (SFO) : a new paradigm in a changing world and climate en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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