Table 7. Distribution and suitability index of observed forest management approaches (FMAs) in Umbria and the Netherlands. Distribution is given for plots (observations) and stands (predictions), both in absolute numbers and in percentages. Calculated suitability indices for the recorded FMA at the plot data locations (Suitability of plots) are compared to average suitability of this FMA within the region (Suitability all). (FMA I: nature reserve; II: close-to-nature; III: combined objective; IV: even-aged forestry; V: short rotation)

Region FMA Number of plots % of plots Number of stands % of stands Suitability of plots Suitability all
Umbria I 25 0.9 2,407 11.0 -0.03 -0.09
II 0.0 3,696 16.9
III 636 23.9 14,177 64.9 0.13 0.18
IV 1,995 75.1 1,052 4.8 0.03 0
  V   0.0 512 2.3    
Netherlands I 28 1.1 1,983 3.4 0.05 -0.09
II 190 7.6 15,272 26.5 0.2 0.21
III 586 23.6 39,549 68.7 0.28 0.25
IV 1,677 67.5 554 1.0 0.04 -0.02
V 5 0.2 246 0.4 -0.07 -0.05