Scientific publications - peer-reviewed

Lotze-Campen, H., Verburg, P.H., Popp, A., Lindner, M., Verkerk, P.J., Moiseyev, A., Schrammeijer, E., Helming, J., Tabeau, A., Schulp, C.J.E., van der Zanden, E.H., Lavalle, C., e Silva, F.B., Walz, A., Bodirsky, B., 2017. A cross-scale impact assessment of European nature protection policies under contrasting future socio-economic pathways. Regional Environmental Change, 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1167-8

Jasinevičius, G., Lindner, M., Verkerk, J.P., Aleinikovas, M., 2017. Assessing Impacts of Wood Utilisation Scenarios for a Lithuanian Bioeconomy: Impacts on Carbon in Forests and Harvested Wood Products and on the Socio-Economic Performance of the Forest-Based SectorForests, 8.

Daly-Hassen H., Riera P., Mavsar R., Gammoudi A., García D., 2017. Valuing trade-offs between local forest uses and environmental services in Tunisia. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/21606544.2017.1293566

Varela, E., Jacobsen, J.B.,  Mavsar, R., 2017. Social demand for multiple benefits provided by Aleppo pine forest management in Catalonia, Spain.   Regional Environmental Change, 17: 539. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-016-1038-8

Górriz-Mifsud E., Marini Govigli V., Bonet J.A. 2017. What to do with mushroom pickers in my forest? Policy tools from the landowners’ perspective.  Land Use Policy 63, 450–460. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.02.003

Van der Zanden , E.H., Verburg, P.H., Schulp, C.J.E., Verkerk, P.J., 2017. Trade-offs of European agricultural abandonment. Land Use Policy 62, 290-301. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.01.003

Mouchet, M.A. , Paracchini, M.L., Schulp, C.J.E., Stürck, J., Verkerk, P.J., Verburg, P.H., Lavorel, S., 2017. Bundles of ecosystem (dis)services and multifunctionality across European landscapes . Ecological Indicators 73, 23-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.09.026

Bechini L., Koenderink N., ten Berge HFM., Corre W., van Evert FK, Facchi A., Gharsallah O., Gorriz E., Grignani C., den Herder M., Hily Y., Justes E., Lepennetier A., Moretti B., Newell-Price P., Nonini L., Oberti R., Ramonteu S., Rois M., de Ruijter F., Sacco D., Schuler PM., Willems D., Zandstra A., Top J. 2016. Improving access to research outcomes for innovation in agriculture and forestry: the VALERIE project. Italian Journal of Agronomy, 1-38. DOI: 10.4081/ija.2016.756

Górriz-Mifsud E., Secco L., Da Re R., Pisani E., Bonet J.A.. 2017. Structural social capital and local-level forest governance: do they inter-relate? A mushroom permit case in Catalonia. Journal of Environmental Management 188 (1): 364–378. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.11.072 

Verkerk, P.J., Lindner, M., Pérez-Soba, M., Paterson, J.S., Helming, J., Verburg, P.H., Kuemmerle, T., Lotze-Campen, H., Moiseyev, A., Müller, D., Popp, A., Schulp, C.J.E., Stürck, J., Tabeau, A., Wolfslehner, B., van der Zanden, E.H., 2016. Identifying pathways to visions of future land use in Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 1-14.

Varela, E., Jacobsen, J.B., Mavsar, R., 2016. Social demand for multiple benefits provided by Aleppo pine forest management in Catalonia, Spain. Regional Environmental Change, 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-016-1038-8

Kuemmerle, T., Levers, C., Erb, K., Estel, S., Jepsen, M.R., Müller, D., Plutzar, C., Stürck, J., Verkerk, P.J., Verburg, P.H., Reenberg, A., 2016. Hotspots of land use change in Europe. Environmental Research Letters 11, 064020. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/6/064020

Górriz-Mifsud E, Secco L, Pisani E. 2016. Exploring the interlinkages between Governance and Social Capital: a dynamic model for forestry. Forest Policy and Economics 65:25-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2016.01.006

Levers, C., Müller, D., Erb, K., Haberl, H., Jepsen, M., Metzger, M., Meyfroidt, P., Plieninger, T., Plutzar, C., Stürck, J., Verburg, P., Verkerk, P.J., Kuemmerle, T. (2015). Archetypical patterns and trajectories of land systems in Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 1-18. DOI: 10.​1007/​s10113-015-0907-x

Górriz-Mifsud, E., Varela, E., Piqué, M, Prokofieva, I. 2016. Demand and supply of ecosystem services in a Mediterranean forest: Computing payment boundariesEcosystem Services (17), Feb 2016: 53–63. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.11.006

Stürck, J., Levers, C., van der Zanden, E., Schulp, C.J.E., Verkerk, P.J., Kuemmerle, T., Helming, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Tabeau, A., Popp, A., Schrammeijer, E., Verburg, P. 2015. Simulating and delineating future land change trajectories across Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 1-17. DOI:10.​1007/​s10113-015-0876-0

Crouzat, E., Mouchet, M., Turkelboom, F., Byczek, C., Meersmans, J., Berger, F., Verkerk, P.J., Lavorel, S. 2015. Assessing bundles of ecosystem services from regional to landscape scale: insights from the French Alps. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12502

Plutzar, C., Kroisleitner, C., Haberl, H., Fetzel, T., Bulgheroni, C., Beringer, T., Hostert, P., Kastner, T., Kuemmerle, T., Lauk, C., Levers, C., Lindner, M., Moser, D., Müller, D., Niedertscheider, M., Paracchini, M., Schaphoff, S., Verburg, P., Verkerk, P.J., Erb, K.-H. 2015. Changes in the spatial patterns of human appropriation of net primary production (HANPP) in Europe 1990–2006 . Regional Environmental Change, 1-14. DOI:10.​1007/​s10113-015-0820-3

Verkerk P.J. 2015. Assessing impacts of intensified biomass removal and biodiversity protection on European forests.  Dissertationes Forestales. 197. 50 p. DOI: 10.14214/df.197

Vilén, T., Cienciala, E., Schelhaas, M.J., Verkerk, P.J., Lindner M., Peltola, H. 2015.  Increasing carbon sinks in European forests: effects of afforestation and changes in mean growing stock volume . Forestry. DOI:10.1093/forestry/cpv034

B.H. Lindstad , T. Pistorius, F. Ferranti, G. Dominguez, E. Gorriz-Mifsud, M. Kurttila, V. Leban, P. Navarro, D.M. Peters, S. Pezdevsek Malovrh, I. Prokofieva, A. Schuck, B. Solberg, H. Viiri, L. Zadnik Stirn, J. Krc 2015. Forest-based bioenergy policies in five European countries: An explorative study of interactions with national and EU policiesBiomass and Bioenergy, Volume 80, p.102-113, DOI:10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.04.033

Fady, B., Cottrell, J., Ackzell, L., Alía, R., Muys, B., Prada, A., González-Martínez, S. C. 2015. Forests and global change: what can genetics contribute to the major forest management and policy challenges of the twenty-first century? Regional Environmental Change. DOI:10.​1007/​s10113-015-0843-9

Verkerk, P.J., Levers, C., Kuemmerle, T., Lindner, M., Valbuena, R., Verburg, P.H., Zudin, S. 2015. Mapping wood production in European forests. Forest Ecology and Management 357, 228-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.08.007

Varela, E., Soliño, M. 2015.  Incorporating economic valuation into fire prevention planning and management in Southern European countries Forest Systems 24(2), e026, DOI: 10.5424/fs/2015242-06449

Peters, D., Wirth, K., Böhr, B., Ferranti, F., Górriz-Mifsud, E., Kärkkäinen, L., Krč, J., Kurttila, M., Leban, V., Lindstad, B., Pezdevšek Malovrh, Š., Pistorius, T, Rhodius, R., Solberg, B., and Zadnik Stirn, L. 2015. Energy wood from forests—stakeholder perceptions in five European countries Energy, Sustainability and Society 5:17, DOI 10.1186/s13705-015-0045-9

Gorriz-Mifsud, E.,Dominguez-Torres, G., Prokofieva, I. 2015. Understanding forest owners’ preferences for policy interventions addressing mushroom picking in Catalonia (north-east Spain).  European Journal of Forest Research. DOI 10.1007/s10342-015-0874-2. Contact elena.gorriz (at) for the full publication

Kinta, V., Aertsena, W., Fyllasb, N.M., Trabuccoa, A., Janssena, E., Özkand, K.,  Muys, B. 2014.  Ecological traits of Mediterranean tree species as a basis for modellingforest dynamics in the Taurus mountains, Turkey. Ecological Modelling 286 p53–65

Muys, B., Nyssen, J., du Toit, B., Vidale, E., Prokofieva, I., Mavsar, R.,  Palahi, M. 2014. Water-related ecosystem services of forests: Learning from regional cases Convening. Forests under pressure : local responses to global issues. In IUFRO World Series 32. p.423-440

Verkerk, P.J., Mavsar, R., Giergiczny, M., Lindner, M., Edwards, D., Schelhaas, M.J., 2014. Assessing impacts of intensified biomass production and biodiversity protection on ecosystem services provided by European forests. Ecosystem Services.

Seidl, R., Schelhaas, M.-J., Rammer, W., Verkerk, P.J., 2014. Increasing forest disturbances in Europe and their impact on carbon storage. Nature Climate Change (advanced online publication).

Varela, E., Bredahl Jacobsen, J., Soliño, M. 2014. Understanding the heterogeneity of social preferences for fire prevention management. Ecological Economics,DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.07.014

Masiero M., Muys B., Solberg B., 2014. Forest-related policies affecting bioenergy markets in Europe. In: Pelkonen P., Mustonen M., Asikainen A., Egnell G., Kant P., Leduc S., Pettenella D. (eds.) Forest Bioenergy for Europe. What Science Can Tell Us 4, European Forest Institute, p 23-28.

Muys B., Masiero M., Achten W.M.J., 2014. Sustainability issues of using forests as a bioenergy resource. In: Pelkonen P., Mustonen M., Asikainen A., Egnell G., Kant P., Leduc S., Pettenella D. (eds.) Forest Bioenergy for Europe. What Science Can Tell Us 4, European Forest Institute, p 90-97.

Muys B., Masiero M., Achten W.M.J., 2014. Sustainability at source: responsabilities beyond domestic forests. In: Pelkonen P., Mustonen M., Asikainen A., Egnell G., Kant P., Leduc S., Pettenella D. (eds.) Forest Bioenergy for Europe. What Science Can Tell Us 4, European Forest Institute, p 98-99.

Varela, E., Mahieu, P., Giergiczny, M., Rierae, P., Soliño, M. 2014. Testing the single opt-out reminder in choice experiments: An application to fuel break management in Spain. Journal of Forest Economics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfe.2014.05.001

Levers, C., Verkerk, P.J., Müller, D., Verburg, P.H., Butsic, V., Leitão, P.J., Lindner, M., Kuemmerle, T. 2014. Drivers of forest harvesting intensity patterns in Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 315, 160-172.

Verkerk, P.J., Zanchi, G., Lindner, M. 2014. Trade-Offs Between Forest Protection and Wood Supply in Europe. Environmental Management 53, 1085-1094.

Groen, T.A., Verkerk, P.J., Böttcher, H., Grassi, G., Cienciala, E., Black, K.G., Fortin, M., Köthke, M., Lehtonen, A., Nabuurs, G.-J., Petrova, L. & Blujdea, V. 2013. What causes differences between national estimates of forest management carbon emissions and removals compared to estimates of large-scale models?Environmental Science Policy, 33, 222-232.

Achten, WMJ., Trabucco, A., Maes, WH., Verchot, LV., Aerts, R., Mathijs, E., Vantomme, P., Singh, VP., Muys, B. 2013. Global greenhouse gas implications of land conversion to biofuel crop cultivation in arid and semi-arid lands - lessons learned from Jatropha. Journal of Arid Environments. 98 135-145

Kuemmerle, T., Erb, K.H., Meyfroidt, P., Müller, D., Verburg, P. H., Estel, S., Haberl, H., Hostert , P., Kastner, T., Levers, C., Lindner, M., Rudbeck Jepsen, M., Plutzar, C., Verkerk, P. J., van der Zanden, E. H., and Reenberg, A. 2013. Challenges and opportunities in mapping land use intensity globally. Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability  5 (5) 484–493.

Nabuurs, G.-J., Lindner, M., Verkerk, P.J., Gunia, K., Deda, P., Michalak, R., Grassi, G., 2013. First signs of carbon sink saturation in European forest biomass. Nature Climate Change 3, 792-796.

Achten, W.M.J., Almeida, J., Muys, B. 2013. Carbon footprint of science: More than flying. Ecological Indicators 34, 352–355.

Varela, E., Giergiczny, M., Riera, P., Mahieu, P., and Solin, M. 2013. Social preferences for fuel break management programs in Spain: a choice modelling application to prevention of forest fires. International Journal of Wildland Fire

Prokofieva, I. and Gorriz, E. 2013 Institutional analysis of incentives for the provision of forest goods and services: An assessment of incentive schemes in Catalonia (north-east Spain).  Forest Policy and Economics 37, 104-114

Negussie, A., Achten, W., Norgrove, L., Hermy, M. and Muys, B. 2013. Invasiveness risk of biofuel crops using Jatropha curcas L. as a model species.  Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 7:485–498. DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1416;

Muys, B., Hetemäki, L., Palahi, M. 2013. Sustainable wood mobilization for EU renewable energy targets. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining  7(4),359–360, 2013 .  DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1421

Muys, B. 2013. Sustainable Development within Planetary Boundaries: A Functional Revision of the Definition Based on the Thermodynamics of Complex Social-Ecological Systems. Challenges in Sustainability 1(1) 41–52. DOI: 10.12924/cis2013.01010041

Almeida, J., Verbist, B., Achten, WMJ., Maertens, M. and Muys, B., 2012. Sustainability in Development Cooperation: Preliminary Findings on the Carbon Footprint of Development Aid Organizations. Sustainable Development

Mavsar, R., Japelj, A. and Kovač, M. 2012. Trade-offs between fire prevention and provision of ecosystem services in Slovenia. Available online.Forest Policy and Economics

Mavsar, R., González, A. and Varela, E. 2012. The state of development of fire management decision support systems in America and Europe.Forest Policy and Economics

Farrerasa, V. and Mavsarb, R. 2012 . Burned forest area or dead trees? A discrete choice experiment for Catalan citizens. Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales. ISSN: 1578-0732. e-ISSN: 2174-7350. Vol. 12, 2. (2012). pp. 137-153

Mavsar, R., Varela, E., Corona, P., Barbati, A. and Marsh, G. Economic, Legal and Social Aspects of Post-Fire Management. 2012. In: Moreira, F.; Arianoutsou, M.; Corona, P.; De las Heras, J. (Eds.) Post-fire management and restoration of Southern European Forests. FP0701 Book

Weiss, G., Ramcilovic, S. and Mavsar, R. 2011. Financing mechanisms for forest ecosystem services in Europe and their implications for forest governance. Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitschrift 182, 5/6, 61-69.

Guzmán G, Pukkala T, Palahí M, de-Miguel S. 2011. Predicting the growth and yield of Pinus radiata in Bolivia. Annals of Forest Science DOI: 10.1007/s13595-011-0162-3

González-Olabarría, J.R., Mola, B. Pukkala, T, Palahí, M. 2011. Using multi-scale spatial analysis to assess fire ignition density in Catalonia, Spain. Annals of Forest Science. 68: 861-871

Bonet JA, de-Miguel S, Martínez de Aragón J, Pukkala T, Palahí M. 2012. Immediate effect of thinning on the yield of Lactarius group deliciosus in Pinus pinaster forests in Northeastern Spain. Forest Ecology and Management 265: 211–217.

Górriz, E. and Prokofieva, I. 2011. Analysis of three economic incentives for the provision of forest goods and services in Catalonia (Spain). Spanish Journal of Rural Development: 75-86, 2011. DOI: 10.5261/2011.ESP1.08.

Shater, Z.; de Miguel, S.; Kraid, B.; Pukkala, T.; Palahí, M. 2011. A growth and yield model for even-aged Pinus brutia Ten. stands in Syria. Annals of Forest Science. DOI: 10.1007/s13595-011-0016-z

De Miguel, S., Pukkala, T., Shater, Z., Assaf, N., Kraid, B., Palahi, M. 2010. Models for simulating the development of even-aged Pinus brutia stands in the Middle East. Forest systems 19 (3): 449-457.

Bugmann, H., Palahi, M. And Tomé, M. 2010. Trends in modelling to address forest management and environmental challenges in Europe. Forest systems 19(SI): 3-7.

Calama, R., Tomé, M., Sánchez-González, M., Miina, J., Spanos, K., Palahi, M. 2010. Modelling Non-Wood Forest Products in Europe: a review. Forest systems 19(SI): 69-85. 

Muys B., Hynynen J., Palahi M., Lexer M.J., Fabrika M., Pretzsch H., Gillet F., Briceño E., Nabuurs G.J., Kint V., 2010. Simulation tools for decision support to adaptive forest management in Europe. Forest Systems 19: 86-99.

Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A., Rois-Díaz, M., Mosquera-Losada, M.R. 2010. Integrating silvopastoralism and biodiversity conservation. In E. Lichtfouse (ed.). Biodiversity, Biofuels, Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 5, DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9513-8_12, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Ramcilovic, S., Mavsar, R., Weiss, G. 2010. Provision of Non-market Forest Goods and Services through Governance Perspectives. In: T. Tuomasjukka (ed.). Forest Policy and Economics in Support of Good Governance. EFI Proceedings No.58, pp.81-92.

Mavsar, R., Rois, M., Palahi, M. 2010. Innovative and Integrated Approaches for Improved Management of the Mediterranean Forest Ecosystem. In: T. Tuomasjukka (ed.). Forest Policy and Economics in Support of Good Governance. EFI Proceedings No.58, pp.157-160.

Mavsar,R González-Cabán A. and Farreras V. 2010. The Importance of Economics in Fire Management Programmes Analysis. In  Towards Integrated Fire Management – Outcomes of the European Project Fire Paradox. Joaquim Sande Silva, Francisco Rego, Paulo Fernandes and Eric Rigolot (editors). EFI Research Report 23.

Bonet JA, Palahi M, Colinas C, Pukkala T, Fischer CR, Miina J and Martinez-Aragón J. 2010. Modelling the production and species richness of wild mushrooms in pine forests in Central Pyrinees in northwetern Spain. Canadian Journalof Forest Research

Palahí M,
Pukkala T, Bonet JA, Colinas C, Fischer CR, Martínez de Aragón J, 2009. Effect of the inclusion of mushroom values on the optimal management of even-aged pine stands of Catalonia. Forest Science 55(6): 503-511

Lazdinis, I., Mavsar, R., Weiss, G., Lazdinis, M. 2009. Trends in marketing non-marketed forest goods and services in the Baltic states. Baltic Forestry 15 (1): 65-76

Blasco, E., González-Olabarria, J.R., Rodriguéz-Veiga, P., Pukkala, T., Kolehmainen, O., Palahí, M. 2009. Predicting scenic beauty of forest stands in Catalonia (North-east Spain). Journal of Forestry Research 20(1):73−78

Palahi, M.; Mavsar, R.; Gracia, C.; Birot, Y. 2008. Mediterranean forests under focus. International Forestry Review, Vol 10 (4) 2008.

González, J. R.; Palahí, M.; Pukkala, T.; Trasobares, A. 2008. Optimising the management of Pinus nigra Arn. stands under endogenous risk of fire in Catalonia. Investigación Agraria: Sistemas y Recursos Forestales 2008 17(1), 10-17.

Palahi, M.; Pukkala, T.; Kasimiadis, D.; Poirazidis, K.; Papageorgiou, A. 2008. Modelling site quality and individual-tree growth in pure and mixed Pinus brutia stands in north-east Greece. Annals of Forest Sciences, 65 (2008) 501- DOI: 10.1051/forest: 2008022.

Comas, C.; Palahí, M.; Pukkala, T.; Mateu J. 2008. Characterising forest spatial structure through inhomogeneous second order characteristics. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess. DOI 10.1007/s00477-008-0224-8

Bonet, J.A.; Pukkala, T.; Fischer, C.R.; Palahí, M.; Martínez de Aragón, J.; Colinas, C. 2008. Empirical models for predicting the production of wild mushrooms in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests in the Central Pyrenees. Annals of Forest Sciences, 65, 206- DOI: 10.1051/forest: 2007089.

Comas, C.; Mateu, J.; Palahí, M. & Pukkala, T. 2007. Modelización forestal a través del desarrollo de procesos puntuales. Cuadernos SECF, 23: 75-80

González, J. R.; Trasobares, A.; Palahí, M.; Pukkala, T.; 2007. Predicting tree survival in burned forests in Catalonia (North-East Spain) for strategic forest planning. Annals of Forest Science, 64: 733-742

Palahí, M., Pukkala, T., Trasobares, A. 2007. Comparison of beta, Johnson’s SB, Weibull and truncated Weibull functions for modeling the diameter distribution of forest stands in Catalonia (north-east of Spain). European Journal of forest research 126 (4): 563-571.

Palahi, M., Pukkala, T. and Trasobares, A. 2007. The use of tree level vs. stand level data in forest planning calculations – does it really matter? Annals of Forest Science 64: 1-9.

Palahí, M., Pukkala, T., Trasobares, A. 2007. Modelling the diameter distribution of Pinus sylvestris, Pinus nigra and Pinus halepensis forest stands in Catalonia using the truncated Weibull function. Forestry 79(5):553-562.

Riera, P., Aranda L., Mavsar, R. 2007. Efficiency and equity of forest policies: a graphic analysis using the partial equilibrium framework. Forest Policy and Economics 9: 852-861

Jeran, Z., Mrak, T., Jacimovic, Radojko, BatAic, F., Kastelec, D., Mavsar, R., Simocic. Epiphytic lichens as biomonitors of atmospheric pollution in Slovenian forests.Environ. pollut. (1987). [Print ed.], 2007, vol. 146, str. 324-331, ilustr.