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Springer -just now

Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in Africa

Abstract Mining alters the natural landscape and discharges large volumes of wastes that pose serious pollution hazards to the environment, to human health and to agriculture. As a result, the recent 2 decades have witnessed a global surge in research on post-mining landscape restoration, yielding a suite of techniques including physical, chemical, biological (also know...

CFS -just now

Design-consistent model-based variances with systematic sampling: a case study with the Danish national Forest inventory

To gauge, whether variances in density estimates computed under an assumption of a simple random sampling (SRS) are inflated – when the actual design ensures a spatial balance, we obtained design-consistent, model-based estimators from simulations with replicate samples and anticipated data. Anticipated data is the sum of model-based predictions and a random residual error. Two designs are emplo...

Elsevier -yesterday

Bayesian calibration of a carbon balance model PREBAS using data from permanent growth experiments and national forest inventory

Publication date: 15 May 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 440Author(s): Francesco Minunno, Mikko Peltoniemi, Sanna Härkönen, Tuomo Kalliokoski, Harri Makinen, Annikki MäkeläAbstractPolicy-relevant forest models must be environment and management sensitive and provide unbiased estimates of predicted variables over their intended areas of application. While empirical models deri...

Springer -2 days ago

Digital Aerial Photogrammetry for Updating Area-Based Forest Inventories: A Review of Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Directions

Abstract Purpose of Review Three-dimensional (3D) data on forest structure have transformed the level of detail and accuracy of forest information. While these 3D data have primarily been derived from airborne laser scanning (ALS),there has been growing interest in the use of 3D data derived from digital aerial photogrammetry (DAP) and im...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Roundwood prices surge in Sweden

Sweden’s forest industries have the capability to produce high-quality, high-margin wood products in large part due to access to quality wood raw materials. Like all forest economies, the raw material supply plays a crucial role in the forest industry’s long-term success and ability to manage sustainable growth. Recent developments in the domestic raw material base show that supply risks a...

Forest2Market -2 weeks ago

Next-Generation Sawmills Must Master Supply Chain Efficiencies

The forest products supply chain is a complex system of resources, organizations, activities, people, information, technology and market conditions—all of which must interact to move a product from a supplier to a customer. Efficient and well-managed supply chains are critical in the US South’s sawmill industry because log costs represent the single largest operating cost and, unli...

Springer -2 weeks ago

A constructive review of the State Forest Inventory in the Russian Federation

Abstract The State Forest Inventory (SFI) in the Russian Federation is a relatively new project that is little known in the English-language scientific literature. Following the stipulations of the Forest Act of 2006, the first SFI sample plots in this vast territory were established in 2007. The 34 Russian forest regions were the basic geographical units for all statistical es...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Carbon stocks and stock change on federal forest lands of the United States

Forest land in the United States offsets more than 11% of total domestic greenhouse gas emissions each year through growth of live woody biomass and accumulation of carbon in trees, dead organic matter, and harvested wood products. Forest lands owned and managed by various agencies of the U.S. government cover 77 million hectares, which is 29% of U.S. forest land and an estimated 33%, or 17.2 Pg C...

Springer -2 weeks ago

The effect of spatial structure of forests on the precision and costs of plot-level forest resource estimation

Abstract Background We investigated how the precision and costs of forest resource estimates for sample plots of different type and size depend on the spatial structure of forests and jointly studied the effects of tree density and size distribution. Statistically thinking, the trees in a forest can be regarded as a point pattern. Ba...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Valuation of the economic impact of wildland fires on landscape and recreation resources: a proposal to incorporate them on damages valuation

<p>Even when they account for a large part of damages caused by forest fires on environmental and landscape services they are seldom included in the valuation of damage assessments. Some fires within natural parks have caused significantly larger impacts on these environmental and landscape services (nonmarket) than on market services.</p> <p>The economic valuation of forest fir...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Event: GLF Kyoto 2019

Convening in Kyoto, Japan, back-to-back with the 49th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 49),which is expected to release its Methodology Report to refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will focus on sustainable landscapes as a critical part of the climate solution. GLF Kyoto 2019 will bring to...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Liberation of future crop trees from lianas in Belize: Completeness, costs, and timber-yield benefits

Publication date: 1 May 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 439Author(s): Daniel J. Mills, Stephanie A. Bohlman, Francis E. Putz, Michael G. AndreuAbstractLianas (woody climbing plants) often abound in tropical forests after selective logging and other disturbances. Liana cutting is an often-prescribed but seldom applied silvicultural treatment designed to foster the growth of future...