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USFS -3 days ago

Enhancing the precision of broad-scale forestland removals estimates with small area estimation techniques

National Forest Inventories (NFI) are designed to produce unbiased estimates of forest parameters at a variety of scales. These parameters include means and totals of current forest area and volume, as well as components of change such as means and totals of growth and harvest removals. Over the last several decades, there has been a steadily increasing demand for estimates for smaller geographic ...

CBD -7 days ago

Cuba updates inventories of vegetal biodiversity

Experts from the Eastern Center of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (BIOECO) registered on Friday the inventory update of vegetal species in coastal terraces of Baconao Biosphere Reserve after a decade of research....

timberbiz -1 week ago

Sandalwood Taskforce report’s recommendations open to comment

The WA Sandalwood Taskforce has provided eight recommendations to Government that will support the growth of economic opportunities for Aboriginal people. The recommendations address key issues such as barriers to participation, resource inventory, capacity building and quota allocation. Source: Timberbiz The State Government released the WA Sandalwood Taskforce report for a four-week public consu...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Status of longleaf pine in the South: an FIA update

In this report, we present an update on the status of longleaf pine in the Southern United States. Specifically, we provide selected tables and summary data for the two longleaf pine-dominant forest types—the longleaf pine type and the longleaf pine/oak type—using the latest round of forest inventory data from each of the nine States encompassing the range of longleaf pine. The report represen...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Constrained Functional Regression of National Forest Inventory Data over Time Using Remote Sensing Observations

The USDA Forest Service uses satellite imagery, along with a sample of national forest inventory field plots, to monitor and predict changes in forest conditions over time t hroughout the United States. We specifically focus on a 230, 400 hectare region in north-central Wisconsin between 2003 - 2012. The auxiliary data from the satellite imagery of this region are relatively dense in space and tim...

CBD -1 month ago

Beech forests responded quickly to 2018 Swiss drought

How do Swiss beeches respond to extreme drought? To answer this question, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) studied 75 National Forest Inventory (NFI) sample plots during and after the dry summer of 2018. Reduced growth and an abundance of prematurely discolored leaves and thinned crowns provided clear evidence of a loss of vitality in many of...

USFS -1 month ago

Integration of remote-sensing and ground-based observations for estimation of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in forests: Methods and guidance from the Global Forest Observations Initiative, Edition 3.0

The GFOI MGD provides practical advice related to the development of a National Forest Monitoring System to help meet national and international reporting requirements by: providing user-friendly guidance for linking UNFCCC decisions with IPCC guidance; focusing on how remotely sensed and ground-based data can be effectively combined to improve estimation of predominately forest related GHG emissi...

timberbiz -1 month ago

AKD chooses Trimble to manage forestry operations

AKD Softwoods, an integrated forestry and timber process company based in Colac, Victoria in Australia has selected Trimble Forestry’s Log Inventory & Management System (LIMS) to manage its extensive forestry operations across Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. Source: Timberbiz AKD Softwoods will also use Trimble’s Connected Forest Xchange (CFX) to allow log load and scale informa...

USFS -1 month ago

Using structural measures to compare twenty-two U.S

Our purpose is to use certain ecological measures, commonly adopted for understanding natural forest populations, to describe and compare street tree populations. Street trees compose only about 10-20 percent of the urban forest, hut there are sufficient data on these populations to apply certain measures of structure and to interpret the results. We used inventories from 22 U.S. cities to compare...

USFS -1 month ago

Evaluating socioecological wildfire effects in Greece with a novel numerical index

Large-scale wildfires have become more frequent in Greece and coupled with the country’s limited economic resources, investments in both pre-fire planning and post-fire rehabilitation for most affected areas are not feasible. From the perspective of forest and fire management agencies, the severity and importance of fire effects are evaluated based only on total area burned, while from a societa...

Springer -1 month ago

Influence of sampling intensity on performance of two-phase forest inventory using airborne laser scanning

Abstract Background Forest inventories have always been a primary information source concerning the forest ecosystem state. Various applied survey approaches arise from the numerous important factors during sampling scheme planning. Paramount aspects include the survey goal and scale, target population inherent variation and patterns...

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