Non-Timber Forest Products

Although timber was the forest product that has pivoted the forest management for centuries, other non-timber products and other services (without market price) provided by forest systems are becoming increasingly important in recent years. With the help of other colleagues from ECSEN and other Universities and Research Centers, we have deepened in the integration of these goods and services in forest management issues. Selected publications:


4a) Carbon sequestration:

Diaz-Balteiro L., Romero C., 2003. Forest management optimisation models when carbon captured is considered: a goal programming approachForest Ecology and Management 174: 447-457.

Bravo F., Bravo-Oviedo, A., Diaz-Balteiro L., 2008. Carbon sequestration in Spanish Mediterranean forests under two management alternatives: A modeling approachEuropean Journal of Forest Research 127: 225-234.

Pasalodos-Tato M., Almazán E., Montero G., Diaz-Balteiro L., 2017 Evaluation of tree biomass carbon stock changes in Andalusian forests: Comparison of two methodologiesCarbon Management 8: 125-134.


4b) Wild mushrooms and forest management:

Aldea, J.; Martínez-Peña, F.; Diaz-Balteiro, L., 2012. Integration of fungal production in forest management using a multi-criteria methodEuropean Journal of Forest Research 131: 1991-2003.

Hernández-Rodríguez, M.; Martín-Pinto, P.; Oria-de-Rueda, J.A.; Diaz-Balteiro, L., 2017. Optimal management of Cistus ladanifer shrublands for biomass and Boletus edulis mushroom productionAgroforestry Systems 91: 663-676.


4c) Other non-timber forest products:

Klauberg, C.; Vidal, E.; Rodriguez, L.C.E.; Diaz-Balteiro, L., 2014. Determining the optimal harvest cycle for oleoresin production of copaíba (Copaifera spp.)Agricultural Systems 131: 116-122.

Pereira, S.; Prieto, A.; Calama, R.; Diaz-Balteiro, L., 2015. Optimal management in Pinus pinea L. stands combining silvicultural schedules for timber and cone productionSilva Fennica 49 (3): article id 1226.


4d) Other ecosystem services:

Iglesias-Merchan, C; Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Soliño, M., 2015. Transportation planning and quiet natural areas preservation: Aircraft overflights noise assessment in a National ParkTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 41: 1-12.

Ezquerro, M.; Pardos, M.; Diaz-Balteiro, L., 2016. Operational research techniques using for addressing biodiversity objectives into forest management: An overviewForests 7, 229.