Project properties

Title Financial analysis of thinning intensity
Group Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Project type thesis
Credits 24-39
Supervisor(s) Etiënne Thomassen, Frits Mohren
Examiner(s) Frans Bongers / Jan den Ouden
Contact info etienne.thomassen@wur.nl
Begin date 2020/05/01
End date
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.
https://www.wur.nl/en/project/Optimizing-thinning-for-quality-timber-.htm

Sustainable forest management/ Modelling/ the Netherlands/ Temperate zone/ Desk study
Used skills
Requirements FEM-30306 Forest Ecology and Forest Management and
REG-31806 Ecological Methods I