Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring

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 Conferenc...

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Other Authors: Corona, Piermaria (Editor), Köhl, Michael (Editor), Marchetti, Marco (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2003, 2003
Edition:1st ed. 2003
Series:Forestry Sciences
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 19. Comparative analysis of tourism influence on landscape structure in Mallorca using remote sensing and socioeconomic data since the 50s
  • Information on European Forest Resources
  • 20. Key-attributes for the monitoring of non-timber forest resources in Europe
  • 21. Mapping forest in Europe by combining earth observation data and forest statistics
  • 22. European Forest Information System – EFIS. A step towards better access to forest information
  • Studies from Selected Countries and Regions
  • 23. Mapping and monitoring of tree resources outside the forest in Central America
  • 24. Monitoring status and condition of Australian Mediterranean-type forest ecosystems
  • 25. Analysis of the cork forest of Ben Slimane (Morocco) using multi temporal images
  • 26. Derivation of LAI estimates from NDVI and conventional data for the simulation of forest water fluxes
  • 27. Predictive vegetation mapping in the Mediterranean context: considerations and methodological issues
  • 9. Stratification of a forest area for multi source forest inventory by means of aerial photographs and image segmentation
  • 10. Estimating forest canopy structure using helicopter-borne LIDAR measurement
  • Sampling Techniques
  • 11. Presence/absence sampling as a substitute for cover assessment in vegetation monitoring
  • 12. A two-phase sampling strategy for forest inventories
  • 13. Assessment of non-wood-goods and services by cluster sampling
  • Landscape Pattern and Habitat Suitability
  • 14. Describing landscape pattern by sampling methods
  • 15. Habitat characterization and mapping for umbrella species — An integrated approach using satellite and field data
  • 16. A multi temporal analysis of habitat suitability
  • 17. Assessing forest landscape structure using geographic windows
  • 18. Comparison of landscape indices under particular consideration of the geometric and geographic moving window concept
  • 28. Ideas and options for a national forest inventory in Turkey
  • 29. Multilevel monitoring systems for cork oak (Quercus suber L.) stands in Portugal
  • 30. Assessing and monitoring the status of biodiversity-related aspects in Flemish forests by use of the Flemish forest inventory data
  • Conclusion
  • List of Reviewers
  • Editors Profiles
  • 1. New approaches for multi resource forest inventories
  • Remote Sensing Technologies
  • 2. Combining remote sensing and field data for deriving unbiased estimates of forest parameters over large regions
  • 3. Using remote sensing and a spatial plant productivity model to assess biomass change
  • 4. Estimating number of Pteridophyte and Melastomataceae species from satellite images in western Amazonian rain forests
  • 5. Computation of a dynamic forest fire risk index by the use of a long-term NOAA-AVHRR NDVI data set
  • 6. Testing Ikonos and Landsat 7 ETM+ potential for stand-level forest type mapping by soft supervised approaches
  • 7. Use of high resolution satellite images in the forest inventory and mapping of Piemonte region (Italy)
  • 8. Updating forest inventory data by remote sensing or growth models to characterise maritime pine stands at the management unit level