By Brent Sohngen and Colleen Tennity
This paper describes a dataset containing inventory and economic information on global forests. Inventory information on the area of timber in productive forest types is furnished for different age classes, where that information is available. Inventory information for species without verifiable age class data is provided as well. Economic data on timber types is provided, including merchantable timber production functions, prices, rental values, and other information. The data was developed for the Global Trade and Analysis Project at Purdue University, with funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The paper describes the methods used to collect the data and provides individuals with information to help them use the data in modeling efforts.