Generic forestry management MFA

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Source: Hendriks, Carolyn, Obernosterer, Richard, Muller, Daniel, Kytzia, Susanne, Baccini, Peter, Brunner, Paul H., 2000.  Material Flow Analysis: a tool to support environmental policy decision making.

Published in 2000, this was one of the early Material Flow Analysis articles.  In the conclusion, a important point is made about MFA:

MFA is not an evaluation or assessment tool but rather an accounting instrument which can describe the metabolism of a system.With this systems understanding, additional assessment methodologies and approaches can be employed to interpret the results, for example against environmental standards or reference points.

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