Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe. Book of abstracts.

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This conference compiles and synthesizes scientific evidence relating to the current state of “integrated” forest management approaches. We have gathered all the abstracts from the conference into this digital book. Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services has since a long time been an important paradigm. A variety of forest management concepts, such as the landscape approach, sustainable forest management, ecosystem-based management, and multifunctional forestry have been developed to accommodate distinct societal demands in different contexts. Yet, given trade-offs between several forest ecosystem services, under the umbrella of these concepts, quite divergent priorities have been set on the ground, and different spatial management approaches have been taken to accommodate diverging demands on forests (single tree up to landscape approaches). Such forest management approaches need to be embedded in a supportive framework that integrates a large variety of policies and initiatives.