Transnational Accesses

Technical information

EFISCEN - European Forest Information SCENario model (EFI)

EFISCEN is currently available as an executable in its 3.1.3 version. The model is described in detail by:

Schelhaas, M.-J., Eggers, J., Lindner, M., Nabuurs, G.J., Päivinen, R., Schuck, A., Verkerk, P.J., Werf, D.C. van der, Zudin, S., 2007. Model documentation for the European Forest Information Scenario model (EFISCEN 3.1.3). Alterra report 1559 and EFI technical report 26. Alterra and European Forest Institute, Wageningen and Joensuu, p. 118.

Several tools are available that enable the model to be used for multiple scenarios and countries concurrently.

Examples of use

1. DG Energy study of wood and biomass potentials for material and energy use in European Union member states.

Wood and biomass potentials in EU-27 countries for different mobilisation scenarios
Wood and biomass potentials from forests in EU-27 for different mobilisation scenarios in 2010 and 2030, as estimated by EFISCEN.

Verkerk, P.J., Anttila, P., Eggers, J., Lindner, M., Asikainen, A., 2011. The realisable potential supply of woody biomass from forests in the European Union. Forest Ecology and Management 261, 2007-2015. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.02.027

2. DG Climate Action study to develop carbon sequestration reference levels for 14 European countries as part of the international climate negotiations.

Böttcher, H., Verkerk, P.J., Gusti, M., Havlik, P., Grassi, G., 2012. Projection of the future EU forest CO2 sink as affected by recent bioenergy policies using two advanced forest management models. GCB Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01152.x

3. UNECE and FAO European Forest Sector Outlook Study to assess forest resource development for all European countries.

UNECE-FAO, 2011. The European Forest Sector Outlook Study II. 2010-2030. ECE/TIM/SP/28. United Nations, Geneva. EFSOS II.

4. Study funded by the European Commission to assess impact of management on vulnerability of forests to wind and storm disturbance.

Schelhaas, M.J., Hengeveld, G., Moriondo, M., Reinds, G.J., Kundzewicz, Z.W., ter Maat, H., Bindi, M., 2010. Assessing risk and adaptation options to fires and windstorms in European forestry. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15, 681-701. doi:10.1007/s11027-010-9243-0