Research Focus

The department addresses the pressing question of how forest management should be designed to satisfy the needs of forest enterprises while contributing to multifunctional landscapes. The objective is to further develop comprehensive economic and multidisciplinary land-use modelling approaches to support decision-making at different spatial and temporal scales - from the forest enterprise to landscape and regional levels. For this purpose, our research builds on traditional theories and valuation methods from forest economics, which are combined with methods borrowed from Operations Research, risk simulation and financial mathematics. Innovative components include the advancement of robust, dynamic and multi-objective optimization models, the interactions among spatial scales and the coupling of process-based ecological and mechanistic economic land-use models.

You can find the research projects of our department here