A crucial component of the INFORMAR project is the analysis of ‘normal best practises cases’ for integrated forest management implementation across Europe. Selected best practices case studies will be selected and explored to find answers to research questions that have been jointly developed together with the project stakeholders (foresters, researchers, policymakers, forest owners, NGOs). This process started with the INFORMAR Kick-off Event (December 2017).
The selected case studies will cover a broad range of typical cases of integrated forest management under different forest management regimes and regionally distinct conditions of forests. The case studies will be conducted in order to:
- understand and map out the current and future ecological, socio-political and economic driving forces of integrated forest management, including the development of a typology of such approaches
- understand and demonstrate how successful these approaches are in integrating nature conservation in SFM
- understand and demonstrate the potential of integrated forest management approaches to integrate nature conservation in SFM under conditions of climate change and related risks
INFORMAR will explore a total of six ‘normal best practises cases’, covering different regional and ecological conditions and taking into an account a variety of political and forest ownership conditions.
The case studies analysis combines natural science and social science approaches and perspectives.