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Title: The supply and demand for timber, recreation, and community forest outputs from forests in Great Britain
Author: Whiteman, Adrian
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1995
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This thesis explores the factors affecting the supply of and demand for two major outputs of forests in Britain: timber and opportunities for recreation. It also examines the recreation and landscape benefits of a recent policy initiative to expand the area of forests around towns (the Community Forest Initiative). Much of the thesis discusses the construction of models of supply and demand for these outputs, and a range of future supply and demand scenarios that were produced from them. It also shows how the models were used to appraise forestry policy in the areas of timber production, forest recreation and community forestry. This was done first by assessing the relative importance of various aspects of policy in light of the results of these models; then future directions for policy were appraised using the forecasting capabilities available in some of the models. The results of the modelling exercise were also used to critically examine some of the previous assumptions underlying forestry policy, as part of this process.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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