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Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring : Forestry Sciences - Piermaria Corona

Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring

Forestry Sciences

By: Piermaria Corona (Editor), Marco Marchetti (Editor), Michael Kohl (Editor)

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Published: 31st December 2003
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Forests represent a remnant wilderness of high recreational value in the densely populated industrial societies, a threatened natural resource in some regions of the world and a renewable reservoir of essential raw materials for the wood processing industry. In June 1992 the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro initiated a world-wide process of negotiation with the aim of ensuring sustainable management, conservation and development of forest resources. Although there seems to be unanimous support for sustainable development from all quarters, there is no generally accepted set of indicators which allows comparisons to be made between a given situation and a desirable one. In a recent summary paper prepared by the FAO Forestry and Planning Division, Ljungman et al. (1999) find that forest resources continue to diminish, while being called upon to produce a greater range of goods and services and that calls for sustainable forest management will simply go unheeded if the legal, policy and administrative environment do not effectively control undesirable practices. Does the concept of sustainable forest management represent not much more than a magic formula for achieving consensus, a vague idea which makes it difficult to match action to rhetoric? The concept of sustainable forest management is likely to remain an imprecise one, but we can contribute to avoiding management practices that are clearly unsustainable.

Preface
Introduction
New approaches for multi resource forest inventoriesp. 1
Combining remote sensing and field data for deriving unbiased estimates of forest parameters over large regionsp. 19
Using remote sensing and a spatial plant productivity model to assess biomass changep. 33
Estimating number of Pteridophyte and Melastomataceae species from satellite images in western Amazonian rain forestsp. 57
Computation of a dynamic forest fire risk index by the use of a long-term NOAA-AVHRR NDVI data setp. 65
Testing Ikonos and Landsat 7 ETM+ potential for stand-level forest type mapping by soft supervised approachesp. 71
Use of high resolution satellite images in the forest inventory and mapping of Piemonte region (Italy)p. 87
Updating forest inventory data by remote sensing or growth models to characterise maritime pine stands at the management unit levelp. 97
Stratification of a forest area for multi source forest inventory by means of aerial photographs and image segmentationp. 111
Estimating forest canopy structure using helicopter-borne LIDAR measurementp. 125
Presence/absence sampling as a substitute for cover assessment in vegetation monitoringp. 137
A two-phase sampling strategy for forest inventoriesp. 143
Assessment of non-wood-goods and services by cluster samplingp. 157
Describing landscape pattern by sampling methodsp. 175
Habitat characterization and mapping for umbrella species - An integrated approach using satellite and field datap. 191
A multi temporal analysis of habitat suitabilityp. 205
Assessing forest landscape structure using geographic windowsp. 221
Comparison of landscape indices under particular consideration of the geometric and geographic moving window conceptp. 231
Comparative analysis of tourism influence on landscape structure in Mallorca using remote sensing and socioeconomic data since the 50sp. 245
Key-attributes for the monitoring of non-timber forest resources in Europep. 267
Mapping forest in Europe by combining earth observation data and forest statisticsp. 279
European Forest Information System - EFIS. A step towards better access to forest informationp. 295
Mapping and monitoring of tree resources outside the forest in Central Americap. 313
Monitoring status and condition of Australian Mediterranean-type forest ecosystemsp. 325
Analysis of the cork forest of Ben Slimane (Morocco) using multi temporal imagesp. 343
Derivation of LAI estimates from NDVI and conventional data for the simulation of forest water fluxesp. 353
Predictive vegetation mapping in the Mediterranean context: considerations and methodological issuesp. 361
Ideas and options for a national forest inventory in Turkeyp. 375
Multilevel monitoring systems for cork oak (Quercus suber L.) stands in Portugalp. 395
Assessing and monitoring the status of biodiversity-related aspects in Flemish forests by use of the Flemish forest inventory datap. 405
Conclusionp. 431
Indexp. 435
List of Reviewersp. 439
Editors Profilesp. 441
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ISBN: 9781402017155
ISBN-10: 1402017154
Series: Forestry Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 441
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.05