|Title||Financial analysis of thinning intensity|
|Group||Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group|
|Supervisor(s)||Etiënne Thomassen, Frits Mohren|
|Examiner(s)||Frans Bongers / Jan den Ouden|
|Description||MSc thesis (BSc thesis)
Thinning interventions -among other goals- often aim to optimize financial
performance of a stand. QD Forest management is a novel management
approach aiming to achieve ‘free growth’ of a tree in order to maximize diameter
growth and tree vigour and shorten the rotation. It takes the traditional future crop
tree management strategy to the extreme; shortening the investment period but
also putting ‘all’ the eggs in one basket.
The aim of the study is to find the best way to compare thinning strategies with
one another, even in extreme cases. The project consists of literature study
comparing existing methods and develop an evaluation method and as well as a
case study to put the method into practice.
By incorporating risk and regeneration the topic can be expanded further.
Sustainable forest management/ Modelling/ the Netherlands/ Temperate zone/ Desk study
|Requirements||FEM-30306 Forest Ecology and Forest Management and
REG-31806 Ecological Methods I