Karin Öhman

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Mathematical programming and computers have been used for several decades to solve complex and long term forest management planning problems. The ever increasing demand on the forest ecosystem to produce wood and other goods and services poses a corresponding demand on a forest decision support system. As a response to meet new requirements the development(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of early stroke recurrence amongst patients with symptomatic carotid near-occlusion with and without full collapse is unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyse the 90-day risk of recurrent ipsilateral ischaemic stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid near-occlusion both with and without full collapse. METHODS This(More)
Changing and competing land use, where we make use of a growing share of resources, potentially undermines the capacity of forests to provide multiple functions such as timber, biodiversity, recreation and pasture lands. The governance challenge is thus to manage trade-offs between human needs and, at the same time, maintain the capacities of forests to(More)
1. Forest reserves are established to preserve biodiversity, and to maintain natural functions and processes. Today there is heightened focus on old-growth stages, with less attention given to early successional stages. The biodiversity potential of younger forests has been overlooked, and the cost-effectiveness of incorporating different age classes in(More)
Half of the productive forest area in Sweden is owned by small-scale private forest owners. However, there is a lack of comprehensive information that would allow categorizing small-scale private forest owners according to their management strategy. In this study, we surveyed small-scale private forest owners in Sweden to determine the proportions who(More)
Conflict resolution through ecosystem-based management: the case of Swedish moose management. Access to the published version may require subscription. Abstract: Swedish moose (Alces alces) management has over the years transformed from a situation similar to what Hardin (1968) defined as a tragedy of the commons – i.e. where open access and unrestricted(More)
Forest planning in Sweden today translates not only into planning of timber production, but also for the provision of other functions and services. Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) methods provide a way to take also non-monetary values into account in planning. The purpose of this study was to gain experience on how to use a forest decision support(More)
Many forest planning situations are complex; multiple criteria of different natures have to be considered and several stakeholders or social groups may be involved. An approach that is increasingly used in these complex situations is the combination of multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and participatory planning. A crucial part of MCDA processes(More)
Traditionally, the main focus of forest management planning has been the production of timber. However, forests are today regarded as a source for a wide range of commodities and services, such as biodiversity and recreation to name a few. This results in planning situations that often involve several stakeholders or social groups where a multiplicity of(More)