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Diana Tuomasjukka   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Diana Tuomasjukka published an article in May 2018.
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Marcus Lindner

61 shared publications

European Forest Institute (EFI), Joensuu, Finland

Staffan Berg

7 shared publications

The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk), Uppsala Science Park, 751 83 Uppsala, Sweden

Tommi Suominen

7 shared publications

European Forest Institute (EFI), Joensuu, Finland

David Edwards

6 shared publications

Forest Research, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9SY, UK

Michael Den Herder

4 shared publications

European Forest Institute, Torikatu 34, Joensuu FI-80100, Finland

Publication Record
Distribution of Articles published per year 
(2012 - 2018)
Total number of journals
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainability impacts of increased forest biomass feedstock supply – a comparative assessment of technological solution... Diana Tuomasjukka, Salvatore Martire, Marcus Lindner, Dimitr... Published: 04 May 2018
International Journal of Forest Engineering, doi: 10.1080/14942119.2018.1459372
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Threefold sustainability impact assessment method comparison for renewable energy value chains Diana Tuomasjukka, Dimitris Athanassiadis, Martijn Vis Published: 04 May 2017
International Journal of Forest Engineering, doi: 10.1080/14942119.2017.1318549
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Comparison of co-existing forestry and reindeer husbandry value chains in northern Sweden Staffan Berg, Erik Valinger, Torgny Lind, Tommi Suominen, Di... Published: 01 January 2016
Silva Fennica, doi: 10.14214/sf.1384
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Managing Sustainability of Fennoscandian Forests and Their Use by Law and/or Agreement: For Whom and Which Purpose? Diana Tuomasjukka, Staffan Berg, Marcus Lindner Published: 20 December 2013
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su6010018
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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 companies, consumers and investors meet legal and different voluntary regulatory and non-regulatory instruments. The practical suitability and covered sustainability dimension for each instrument is reviewed with an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, actors and purposes for assessing different aspects of sustainability. Each of them is compared against the other in an overview about which sustainability dimensions they cover (workplace, human rights, community, market place, environment, economy). Results highlight covered, overlapping and missing aspects for each approach and how they can support or reinforce each other. Special attention is given to current approaches in impact assessment, particularly on their areas of application (companies, NGOs, products, operations, production practices, etc.), and recommendations for supplementing it with sustainability impact assessment.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations A Concept for Testing Decision Support Tools in Participatory Processes Applied to the ToSIA Tool Diana Tuomasjukka, Marcus Lindner, David Edwards Published: 17 April 2013
Challenges, doi: 10.3390/challe4010034
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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 policymakers) as it provides a neutral, transparent and data-driven platform for stakeholder interaction and communication. To test these capabilities of ToSIA, a practical approach to test if a decision support system is suitable for participatory processes was developed based on a set of evaluation criteria for participatory processes. ToSIA’s performance was assessed and discussed in different categories against a selection of criteria for successful participatory processes: six criteria were fulfilled by ToSIA, in nine, ToSIA is potentially helpful, in two, criteria ToSIA has no influence, and for three criteria, no experiences exist until now. As a result, ToSIA’s conceptual suitability as a participatory decision support system was confirmed for two interlinked roles: as a decision support system to assess alternative scenarios, and as a communication platform for stakeholder interaction.
Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Sustainability Impact Assessment on the Production and Use of Different Wood and Fossil Fuels Employed for Energy Produc... Michael Den Herder, Marja Kolström, Marcus Lindner, Tommi Su... Published: 21 November 2012
Energies, doi: 10.3390/en5114870
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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 energy production chains in the region of North Karelia, focusing on some economic, environmental and social indicators. Indicators were selected based on stakeholder preferences and evaluated using the Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment (ToSIA). The analysis was based on representative values from National Forest Inventory data, scientific publications, national and regional statistics, databases, published policy targets and expert opinion. From the results it became evident that shifting from fossil to wood-based energy production implies some trade-offs. Replacing oil with woody biomass in energy production would increase the local value added remaining in the region, create employment opportunities and would reduce total GHG emissions. However, firewood, wood chips from small-diameter trees from early thinning and wood pellets have high production costs. Moreover, large greenhouse gas emission resulted from wood pellet production. The case study generated valuable reference data for future sustainability assessments and demonstrated the usefulness of ToSIA as a tool presenting existing knowledge on sustainability impacts of alternative energy supply chains to inform decision making.