EFISCEN-Space 1.0 model documentation and manual

Schelhaas, Mart-Jan; Hengeveld, Geerten; Filipek, Sara; König, Louis; Lerink, Bas; Staritsky, Igor; de Jong, Anjo; Nabuurs, Gert-Jan


EFISCEN-Space is a forest resource projection model, used to gain insight into the future development of European forests. Compared to its predecessor EFISCEN, it is able to model a wider variety of management systems and forest situations, at a higher spatial and temporal detail. It is designed to study issues such as sustainable management regimes, wood production possibilities, trade-offs between different forest ecosystem services under alternative management regimes and carbon balance issues. This report describes the history of development and use of EFISCEN-Space and the current state of the model. It contains a user guide, a verification chapter, as well as planned future developments.