Sustainable use of natural resources


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1) To identify indicators which describe the changes in forest biodiversity and ecosystem services as a response to forest use, 2) To analyse trade-offs between selected biodiversity and ecosystem service indicators, 3) To analyze peoples preferences related to the use of natural resources and forecast potential conflict situations, and to enhance strategies and tools to mediate conflicts, and 4) To promote the development of new tools that aim at balancing


Large amount of scientific publications (see objectives for 2017), PhD dissertations and other academic theses, MELA scenarios that include new indicators for the sustainable forest use, media releases, presentations. User experiences on the use of BalanceGIS and SuoMesta in practical planning situations.