Technical Report 5

Manual for the European Forest Information Scenario Model (EFISCEN 2.0)

A. Pussinen, M.J. Schelhaas, E. Verkaik, E. Heikkinen, J. Liski, T. Karjalainen, R. Päivinen and G.J. Nabuurs
Internal Report 5
European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland, 2001
49 p.

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The European Forest Information Scenario Model (EFISCEN) is a large-scale matrix model, which compiles information on forest resources in Europe and produces projections of the possible future development of forest resources. It uses forest inventory data as input. So far, EFISCEN has been applied to 30 European countries and some regions in Russia. The current version of EFISCEN also provides a platform to calculate carbon stocks and flows in trees and forest soils based on forest inventory data. This manual explains how the model works, how the data are technically entered into the model and describes the contents of the output files. The manual provides basic information for new users of the model and gives potential users an overview of the potential of the model.

Keywords: forest resources, carbon stocks, models, modelling, scenarios, EFISCEN, forest inventory, Europe