Across forests and stakeholders: embracing complexity and bringing the landscape dimension closer to Europe

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Illustration of an alternative future-scenario for the case-study area Helgeå in Southern Sweden. Illustration of an alternative future-scenario for the case-study area Helgeå in Southern Sweden.

Landscapes can reflect a living fusion of people, culture and nature. Forests are an integral and crucial part of Europe’s vast, complex and extremely diverse landscapes. They provide an intricate and dynamic setting of people’s lives and offer an astonishingly diverse basket of ecosystem services. This delicate communion between people and nature also means that there is much at stake. Decisions and forest-related policies made at a macro level have immediate impacts on a local level.

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