Noor brook. Photo: Mats Hannerz

CAR-ES (2005-2010)

Centre of Advanced Research on Environmental Services (2005-2010)

Coordinator: Per Gundersen,


This centre had focus on carbon sequestration, water protection and biodiversity.

Environmental research on forest ecosystems had largely concentrated on negative aspects such as the impact of clear-cuts, or air pollution. This CAR instead highlighted benefits – environmental services – that the forests provide.

The CAR was to develop a decision support system that would be accessed on the Internet by forest owners, decision-makers and the public.

Read more about CAR-ES (pdf)

Final report from CAR-ES (pdf)