Project properties

Title Carbon Storage in Harvested Wood Products and Timber constructions in the
Netherlands
Group Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Project type thesis
Credits 18-39
Supervisor(s) Prof.dr.ir. Frits Mohren
Examiner(s) Prof.Dr. F.J.J.M (Frans) Bongers
Contact info frits.mohren@wur.nl
https://www.wur.nl/en/Persons/Frits-prof.dr.ir.-GMJ-Frits-Mohren.htm
Begin date 2020/04/01
End date
Description MSc / BSc thesis (depending on size / depth of analysis)
FEM is involved in quantifying carbon in harvested wood products for a range of
conditions, based on country data on harvested wood, wood use, and HWP lifespan. Previously (in 2019), this has been quantified on the basis of FAOSTAT
data for a range of countries, with the aim to assess the contribution of harvested
wood products in total carbon storage, for different conditions and different
countries. This will be further specified for the Netherlands, accounting for
possible different forest management scenarios and different harvesting
strategies; it involves review of available methods (e.g. according to IPCC
guidelines, and as used in the LNV climate envelop projects), and the use of a
simple wood-flow model in R as developed last year within the FAO project. The
thesis project may focus on detailed analysis of carbon flow using more detailed
country data, or focus on comparison of different management strategies.

Climate change effects / Sustainable forest management/ Ecosystem services /
Modelling/The Netherlands/ Europe/Temperate zone/ Desk study
Used skills R programming / knowledge of silvicultural systems
Requirements FEM-30306 Forest Ecology and Forest Management
REG-31806 Ecological Methods I;
BSC: minimal 120 credits