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Attitudes on intensive forestry: an investigation into perceptions of increased production requirements in Swedish forestry
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
The Swedish Research Council, Stockholm, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
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2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 0282-7581, Vol. 27, no 5, 438-448 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2008, the Swedish government launched an inquiry into the possibilities, benefits and requirements for conducting intensive forestry in part of the Swedish countryside, including fertilization, genetically improved plant material and fastgrowing species beyond what is currently allowed in Swedish legislation. Drawing upon part of that governmental investigation, this paper analyzes attitudes toward intensive forestry over time. The study draws upon studies of points of conflict written in the 1970s and 1980s, attitudes among different stakeholder groups, and interviews with forest owners and stakeholder groups potentially affected by intensive forestry. The study concludes that the diverging opinions as to what constitutes acceptable forest use have remained largely the same over the years. Radical landscape change is generally not seen as desirable, but views diverge over the use of novel tree species and the use of fertilization.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2012. Vol. 27, no 5, 438-448 p.
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Attitudes, intensive forestry, perceptions, Sweden
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Psychology Political Science Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51505DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2011.645867ISI: 000305555600006OAI: diva2:482493
Available from: 2012-01-24 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2012-07-23Bibliographically approved

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