Capturing the potential biodiversity effects of forestry practices in life cycle assessment

Capturing the potential biodiversity effects of forestry practices in life cycle assessment Purpose The pressure of forestry operations on biodiversity is provement compared to commonly used approaches: it does not appropriately characterized using existing life cycle inven- not require measuring field data yet allows the quantification tories and impact assessment methodologies. As a conse- of potential environmental impacts of different forestry prac- quence, it is not possible to distinguish between well- tices in boreal forests. The proposed inventory data and char- managed and poorly managed forests in terms of biodiversity. acterization factors can contribute to better assess the biodi- Several attempts have been made to establish a biodiversity versity impacts or benefits of forest management practices. impact assessment method to be used in life cycle assessment Conclusions The present description demonstrates how a bio- diversity evaluation can be conducted in the case of boreal (LCA). Those methods cannot be easily implemented by prac- titioners, or they cannot be used to differentiate forestry prac- forestry and how the way it is built converges to values that are comparable to field measurements. It also opens doors for tices. We therefore propose an alternative approach that re- quires limited data collection, while reflecting effects of for- similar methods to be developed for tree plantations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment Springer Journals

Capturing the potential biodiversity effects of forestry practices in life cycle assessment

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Environment; Environment, general; Environmental Economics; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology; Environmental Chemistry
ISSN
0948-3349
eISSN
1614-7502
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11367-017-1352-5
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Abstract

Purpose The pressure of forestry operations on biodiversity is provement compared to commonly used approaches: it does not appropriately characterized using existing life cycle inven- not require measuring field data yet allows the quantification tories and impact assessment methodologies. As a conse- of potential environmental impacts of different forestry prac- quence, it is not possible to distinguish between well- tices in boreal forests. The proposed inventory data and char- managed and poorly managed forests in terms of biodiversity. acterization factors can contribute to better assess the biodi- Several attempts have been made to establish a biodiversity versity impacts or benefits of forest management practices. impact assessment method to be used in life cycle assessment Conclusions The present description demonstrates how a bio- diversity evaluation can be conducted in the case of boreal (LCA). Those methods cannot be easily implemented by prac- titioners, or they cannot be used to differentiate forestry prac- forestry and how the way it is built converges to values that are comparable to field measurements. It also opens doors for tices. We therefore propose an alternative approach that re- quires limited data collection, while reflecting effects of for- similar methods to be developed for tree plantations

Journal

The International Journal of Life Cycle AssessmentSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 19, 2017

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