Ragnar Jonsson

Ragnar Jonsson joined the FORESTMOD action in Aril 2013. Ragnar’s work centres on the analysis of forest resources and forest products needs at European level, including wood and non-wood products, and analysis of life cycle assessments of these products. Education: M.Sc. in Forestry at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), M.Sc. in social sciences at Lund University, and D.Tech. at Växjö University. Work experience: Previously, Ragnar divided his working hours equally between a position as researcher at SLU, producing and analyzing projections of wood products demand on European level, working as a sub-work package leader in the INTEGRAL project, which aims at providing a coherent process of policy formation for the integrated management of European forest landscapes, and a position as researcher at EFINORD, a regional office of the European Forest Institute. Here the research focused on the current state of forest management and prospects for increasing the supply of woody biomass within northern Europe. Before this, Ragnar worked two years (2006 to 2008) at FAO in Rome, conducting econometric analysis of wood-product markets and producing projections of wood products supply and demand at global level.


  • Jonsson, R., Rinaldi, F. (2017) The impact on global wood-product markets of increasing consumption of wood pellets within the European Union. Energy, 133: 864–878. DOI:10.1016/
  • Jonsson, R., Rinaldi, F., Räty, M., Sallnäs, O. (2016) Integrating forest-based industry and forest resource modeling. iForest (early view). – doi: 10.3832/ifor1961-009 [online 2016-08-12]
  • Rinaldi, F., Jonsson, R. (2016) Does it take prices to make volumes move? A comparison of timber market functioning in Finland and Lithuania. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 31(4): 428-433. DOI:10.1080/02827581.2016.1158309
  • San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., de Rigo, D., Caudullo, G., Houston Durrant, T., Mauri, A., Tinner, W., Ballian, D., Beck, P., Birks, H. J. B., Eaton, E., Enescu, C. M., Pasta, S., Popescu, I., Ravazzi, C., Welk, E., Abad Viñas, R., Azevedo, J. C., Barbati, A., Barredo, J. I., Benham, S. E., Boca, R., Bosco, C., Caldeira, M. C., Cerasoli, S., Chirici, G., Cierjacks, A., Conedera, M., Da Ronch, F., Di Leo, M., García-Viñas, J. I., Gastón González, A., Giannetti, F., Guerrero Hue, N., Guerrero Maldonado, N., López, M. J., Jonsson, R., Krebs, P., Magni, D., Mubareka, S., Nieto Quintano, P., Oliveira, S., Pereira, J. S., Pividori, M., Räty, M., Rinaldi, F., Saura, S., Sikkema, R., Sitzia, T., Strona, G., Vidal, C., Vilar, L., Zecchin, B. (2016) European atlas of forest tree species. San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., de Rigo, D., Caudullo, G., Houston Durrant, T., Mauri, A. (Eds.). Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. 200 pp. ISBN:978-92-79-52833-0, DOI:10.2788/4251.
  • Hurmekoski, E., Jonsson, R., Nord, T. (2015) Context, drivers, and future potential for wood-frame multi-story construction in Europe. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 99: 181–196.
  • Rinaldi, F., Jonsson, R., Sallnäs, O., Trubins, R. (2015) Behavioral Modelling in a Decision Support System. Forests 2015, 6, 311-327.
  • Giurca, A., Jonsson, R. (2015) Stakeholders’ evaluation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR): perceived risks, benefits and uncertainty. iForest (early view): e1-e6; doi: 10.3832/ifor1271-008
  • Mubareka, S., Jonsson, R., Rinaldi, F., Fiorese, G., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Sallnäs, O., Baranzelli, C., Pilli, R., Lavalle, C., Kitous, A. (2014) An integrated modelling framework for the forest-based bioeconomy. IEEE Earthzine 7 (2), 908802+. doi:10.1101/011932
  • Rinaldi F, Jonsson R (2014) Information, Multi-faceted Forest Ownership and Timber Supply. Forest Res 3(4): 129. doi:10.4172/21689776.1000129. Online at:
  • Giurca, A., Jonsson, R., Lovrić, M., Pepke, E. (2014) European Union Timber Regulation Impact on International Timber Markets Proceedings of the 57th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology June 23-27, 2014 Zvolen, SLOVAKIA
  • Rinaldi, F. & Jonsson, R. (2013) Risks, Information and Short-Run Timber Supply. Forests 2013, 4, 1158-1170.
  • Jonsson, R. (2013) How to cope with changing demand conditions — The Swedish forest sector as a case study: an analysis of major drivers of change in the use of wood resources. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 43(4): 405-418.
  • Chudy, R., Abt, R. C., Jonsson, R., Prestemon, J. P., Cubbage, F. W. (2013) Modeling the impacts of EU bioenergy demand on the forest sector of the Southeastern U.S. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 7: 1073-1081.
  • Giurca A, Jonsson R, Rinaldi F, Priyadi H. (2013) Ambiguity in Timber Trade Regarding Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging: Potential Impacts on Trade between South-East Asia and Europe. Forests. 2013; 4(4):730-750.
  • Pepke, E., Giurca, A., Jonsson, R. , Lovrić, M. (2013) European Union Timber Regulation Impacts Global Hardwood Markets in Berti, S., Achim, A., Fioravanti, M., Lihra, T., Loewe Muñoz, V., Marchal, R., Wiedenbeck, J., and Zanuttini, R. (eds.) 2013, Proceedings of 4th International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing, 7th - 9th October 2013, Florence, Italy.
  • Jonsson R., Mbongo W., Felton A., and M. Boman. (2012) Leakage implications for European timber markets from reducing deforestation in developing countries. Forests, 3, 736-744. Online at:
  • Jonsson, R. (2006) A Method to Assess and Prioritize Customer Needs Among Substitute Materials. Journal of Forest Products Business Research, Volume 3 article 1. (Online journal). Online at:
  • Jonsson, R. (2006) Increasing the competitiveness of wood in material substitution: a method for assessing and prioritizing customer needs. Journal of Wood Science 52(2): 154-162.
  • Jonsson, R. (2005) The end-consumers choice of floorcovering in the Netherlands and the UK: a comparative pilot study of substitute competition. Journal of Wood Science 51(2): 154-160.
  • Jonsson, R. (2004) What governs the end-consumers choice of floorcovering? - A study of substitute competition. Journal of Forest Products Business Research, Volume 1 article 3. (Online journal). Available from:


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