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Cover for Sustainable forestry: from monitoring and modelling to knowledge management and policy science.

This book reviews the current state-of-the-art within each of the four major themes: science and policy; inventory and monitoring; statistics and modelling; and information and knowledge management, in the context of sustainable forestry. It fosters dialogue across thematic areas concerning both...

Author(s)
Reynolds, K. M.; Thomson, A. J.; Köhl, M.; Shannon, M. A.; Ray, D.; Rennolls, K.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A study on tree colonization of abandoned land in the Italian Alps: extent and some characteristics of new forest stands in Trentino.

This chapter reports on a study concerning the tree colonization on abandoned land in Trentino, a region of 600 000 ha in the eastern Alps of Italy. The study refers to a period of approximately 30 years and was carried out through a two-stage sampling design. In the first stage, some area units...

Author(s)
Natale, F. de; Gasparini, P.; Carriero, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Participation as a new mode of governance? Scientists and policymakers linked in a double spiral.

This chapter is based on the 7-year participatory process of policy reform in Kyrgyzstan, leading to the adoption of a national forest programme (NFP) based on concepts derived from the international dialogue on forests. The policy process theory of the double spiral is used to explain the evolving ...

Author(s)
Kouplevatskaya, I.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forest land change assessment by continuous inventory.

This chapter shows a probabilistic estimation approach based on land-use classification, repeated on the same sampling points for two successive occasions. The experimental approach was tested in the Abruzzo region (a region bigger than 1 million ha in central Italy), where the rate of forest...

Author(s)
Corona, P.; Pompei, E.; Mugnozza, G. S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Using spatial statistics to improve the primary forestry supply chain.

Simulations were performed to examine the potential benefits of kriging to estimate product volumes in unsampled areas within a harvest block in Maine, USA. Using a stem map, we sampled the area using 0.01 ha fixed-radius plots on a 22.2×16.6 m grid to obtain saw-log volume estimates with and...

Author(s)
Hamann, J. D.; Boston, K.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluation of commercial airborne LiDAR and SAR products to estimate top height and associated parameters in production forests in Britain.

The theory of sustainable forestry has always existed, but has only recently been defined as a management concept, and, as such, monitoring and information reporting have become an important part of forest management. This chapter demonstrates the use of two commercially available remote-sensing...

Author(s)
Wallington, E. D.; Suárez, J. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential contributions of statistics and modelling to sustainable forest management: review and synthesis.

This chapter provides a review of the statistical and modelling disciplines, their techniques and potential contribution to sustainable forest management (SFM). The main topics covered are: mensuration and models for SFM; inventory and monitoring for forest sustainability: criteria and indicators;...

Author(s)
Rennolls, K.; Tomé, M.; McRoberts, R. E.; Vanclay, J. K.; LeMay, V.; Guan, B. T.; Gertner, G. Z.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling forest ecosystems: the Edinburgh Forest Model.

First, possible reasons for building a large ecosystem model are discussed, emphasizing the importance of modelling objectives. It is suggested that a model is important for any research programme that aims to take a firm grasp of the responses of forests. Then, an outline account of the Edinburgh...

Author(s)
Thornley, J. H. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Information and knowledge management for sustainable forestry.

Institutional information and knowledge management often involves a range of systems and technologies to aid decisions and produce reports. Construction of a knowledge system organizing hierarchy facilitates exploration of the interrelationships among knowledge management, inventory and monitoring, ...

Author(s)
Thomson, A. J.; Rauscher, H. M.; Schmoldt, D. L.; Vacik, H.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrating the DPSIR approach and the analytic network process for the assessment of forest management strategies.

In this contribution, the driving force-pressure-state-impact-response (DPSIR) approach of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) is adopted for evaluating alternative management strategies at the level of forest management units. A set of indicators for sustainable forest management (SFM) is...

Author(s)
Vacik, H.; Wolfslehner, B.; Seidl, R.; Lexer, M. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter

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