The Resource Woody biomass availability for energy : a perspective from non-industrial private forest landowners in the U.S. Great Lakes states, by Lana Landra Narine

Woody biomass availability for energy : a perspective from non-industrial private forest landowners in the U.S. Great Lakes states, by Lana Landra Narine

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Woody biomass availability for energy : a perspective from non-industrial private forest landowners in the U.S. Great Lakes states
Title
Woody biomass availability for energy
Title remainder
a perspective from non-industrial private forest landowners in the U.S. Great Lakes states
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by Lana Landra Narine
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eng
Summary
Non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners control 58% of all forests in the U.S. Great Lakes States consisting of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A regional assessment of the availability of woody biomass for bioenergy will therefore be incomprehensive without a consideration of supply from the most dominant ownership group. This study aimed to evaluate the social availability of woody biomass for renewable energy in the U.S. Great Lakes States by examining NIPF landowners' willingness-to-harvest (WTH) their woodlands. Following the Tailored Design Method, surveys were mailed to 4,190 NIPF landowners from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Results identified two latent factors summarizing landowners' bioenergy perceptions: (a) bioenergy support and (b) environmental degradation and four latent factors behind woodland ownership: (a) amenity, (b) personal use, (c) production and (d) legacy. A two-step cluster analysis approach was used to construct a landowner typology for the region based on landowners' bioenergy views and reasons for woodland ownership. Four types of landowners were consequently identified: recreationist, indifferent, preservationist and multiple-objective. Recreationists were found to own the majority or 51% of the total woodlands reported by sample respondents and were also most willing to harvest their woodlands with an estimated 38% potentially available for timber harvest and 46% for biomass harvest. A comparison of WTH by landowner type and state revealed that the greatest level of acceptance as indicated by potential acreage availability were from recreationists owning NIPFs in Michigan. Binary logit regression models were also used to determine significant factors influencing landowners' WTH timber and woody biomass. Findings indicated that non-timber objectives decreased the odds of harvesting and timber and biomass prices increased those odds. However, marginal probability effects of prices on WTH highlighted the substantial impact that timber price, rather than biomass price had on landowners' choice to harvest. These results suggested that the availability of woody biomass will be contingent upon timber prices
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MUU
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Narine, Lana Landra
Degree
M.S.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2013.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Aguilar, Francisco X.
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  • Small-scale forestry
  • Small-scale forestry
  • Small-scale forestry
  • Biomass energy
  • Environmental degradation
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Woody biomass availability for energy : a perspective from non-industrial private forest landowners in the U.S. Great Lakes states, by Lana Landra Narine
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  • "A Thesis presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science."
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Francisco X. Aguilar
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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889433169
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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illustrations (some color)
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remote
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(OCoLC)889433169
Label
Woody biomass availability for energy : a perspective from non-industrial private forest landowners in the U.S. Great Lakes states, by Lana Landra Narine
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Thesis presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science."
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. Francisco X. Aguilar
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
889433169
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889433169

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