Diana Tuomasjukka

Diana Tuomasjukka
European Forest Institute | EFI · Bioeconomy Unit

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January 2009 - present
European Forest Institute
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (34)
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The greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) are mainly caused by human activity from five sectors-power, industry, transport, buildings, and agriculture. To tackle all these challenges, the EU actions and policies have been encouraging initiatives focusing on a holistic approach but these initiatives are not enough coordinated a...
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In recent years, wood has received increased interest in Europe as a multi-storey building material. The trend is driven by the recognition that wood, as an environment friendly material, can contribute bioeconomy development and the achievement of sustainable development goals. In Lithuania, multi-storey wood-based building is still at the level o...
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Traditional coppice stands represent a sizable proportion of the Mediterranean forests and are generally geared to the production of firewood, which is eventually fed to traditional stoves for residential heat generation. In recent years, an alternative use has developed whereby trees are chipped whole and chips are fed to centralized heating plant...
Technical Report
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The TECH4EFFECT project (http://www.tech4effect.eu/), funded by the "Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program", is an international research collaboration of 20 partners from science and industry. The objective of the project is to enhance efficient wood production, by adapting t...
Technical Report
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The circular forest-based bioeconomy is firmly anchored in the understanding of an economy which combines holistic, responsible and integrated management of natural resources, and products designed for circularity. Ecosystem services play a major role in production, mitigation and resilience of European forests.
Technical Report
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The strength of this report is the details about current European supply chains((for details see Chapter 2) and how they vary throughout Europe in terms of mechanisation, systems, employment, wages, accidents, production costs, productivity, fuel use, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (for details see Chapter 0). Innovation potentials have be...
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Sustainably managed forests provide renewable raw material that can be used for primary/secondary conversion products and as biomass for energy generation. The potentially available amounts of timber, which are still lower than annual increments, have been published earlier. Access to this timber can be challenging for small-dimensioned assortments...
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The importance of forests in helping to achieve global sustainable development has been largely acknowledged by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. In order to ensure that forests deliver their socio-economic and environmental benefits, it is crucial to expand sustainable forest management (SFM) based on the best avail...
Technical Report
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As the ecosystem service concept has become more widely recognised, so the number of biophysical, socio-cultural and monetary methods available to assess ecosystem services has increased. There is relatively little guidance on how to select and combine these methods into hybrid approaches that address policy purposes. Based on experiences from 27 c...
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A range of methods are available for assessing ecosystem services. Methods differ in their aims; from mapping and modelling the supply and demand of ecosystem services to appraising their economic and non-economic importance through valuation techniques. Comprehensive guidance for the selection of appropriate ecosystem service assessment methods th...
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The aim of this study was to analyse the sustainability impacts of allocating material from energy use to material use by adding cascaded wood into production of wood products. A case study is presented, where we analyse sustainability impacts of cascade use alternatives compared to the non-cascade use practice in particleboard production within th...
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There is a variety of different methods for carrying out sustainability impact assessments of energy value chains. The different methods can use the same, or similarly named, indicators, but the methods make different assumptions about the system boundaries and differ in the purpose of the assessment, and this can lead to confusion when communicati...
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Forestry in Malå, northern Sweden, coexists with other land uses. Reindeer husbandry is in the area for centuries and requires large areas of grazing land. Competing land uses may threaten the Malå Sami village. The aim of the study was to evaluate increased consideration in forest management towards 1) reindeer husbandry, 2) nature and 3) a combin...
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The development of distributed energy systems has important environmental, social and economic implications. Local decision-making processes must be guided by a careful evaluation of the sustainability of production chains and alternative choices. The aim of this study is to explore if and how an integrated assessment can quantify the extent to whi...
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Eco-labels provide self regulation or " soft " regulation, and tend to be less strict than certification schemes. Because of their lower requirements, they are easier to obtain by producers, including small-scale groups, or through new management approaches. Many eco-labelling schemes aim to validate " green " claims, guide appropriate purchasing a...
Technical Report
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This literature review focuses on quantified or qualified impacts of forest biomass extraction with varying harvest intensity on environmental sustainability. The focus is on soil carbon, nutrient balances, water quality, biodiversity as well as on forest productivity in the following management cycle. Studies from Europe were selected with the pur...
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Sustainability and sustainable behaviour is of crucial importance in the management of Fennoscandian forests and forest-related industries. This paper reviews a number of voluntary instruments, which aim at promoting or assessing sustainability impacts at different levels. The multitude of available instruments brings confusion in practice, where c...
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The aim of this document is to define, quantify and downscale the reference futures A1 and B2 to European forest wood chain specific input material. The quantified material serves as consistent input to the model runs in the Modules. The full input material is available on the Eforwood portal. Furthermore this document describes the actual scenario...
Technical Report
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Preface Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) is coordinating a research and development project ‘Innovative and effective technology and logistics for forest residual biomass supply in the EU –INFRES’. The project is funded from the EU’s 7th framework programme. INFRES aims at high efficiency and precise deliveries of woody feedstock to heat,...
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ToSIA (Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment) offers a transparent and consistent methodological framework to assess impacts of changes (technological, policy, management, etc.) in the forest-based sector. This tool is able to facilitate the decision making process within and between diverse groups of stakeholders (e.g., forest managers and pol...
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The utilization rate of woody biomass in eastern Finland is high and expected to increase further in the near future as set out in several regional, national and European policies and strategies. The aim of this study was to assess the sustainability impacts of changes in fuel consumption patterns. We investigated fossil and woody biomass-based ene...
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The concept of sustainable forest management has evolved from a narrow focus on sustainable wood production to a much broader definition that includes many multi-dimensional aspects such as environmental, social and economic values. The development of criteria and indicators together with new sustainability impact assessment tools has been an activ...
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The final seminar of the Northern ToSIA (Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment) was held in August 2011 in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Around 40 stakeholders from Scotland, Norway, Sweden and Finland took part in the seminar. The seminar program encouraged participants to discuss sustainability issues across different sectors, and offered the...
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Within the EFORWOOD project, new methodological approaches to assess the sustainability impacts of forestry-wood chains (FWC) were developed by using indicators of environmental, social and economic relevance. This paper introduces and discusses the developed approach and the two main products developed in the EFORWOOD project: the Database Client...
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Within the EFORWOOD project new approaches to assess the sustainability impacts of forest-wood chains (FWC) using indicators of environmental, social and economic sustainability were developed.
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This doctoral thesis has developed an Excel-based method to depict, calculate and assess Forest Wood Supply Chains (FWSC) in terms of their performance of economic, environmental and social sustainability measured by indicators, according to the principles of (business) process modelling. Further requirements for this method were its being dynamic...

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The project aims to develop Guidelines and good practices for effective management of public production forests in tropical countries through forest concessions in the context of Agenda 2030. The guidelines are aimed at advising policy makers, forest entrepreneurs and forest communities. The guidelines cover forest management, governance, economic, environmental and social aspects of forest concessions, including good practices and innovative approaches.
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TECH4EFFECT (www.tech4effect.eu) is a H2020/BBI collaborative research project to increase access to wood resources. Knowledge based management will enable more efficient silviculture and harvesting, but also reduction of soil impact from forest operations with the TECH4EFFECT benchmarking system.