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Managing Forest Ecosystems

National Forest Inventories: Contributions to Forest Biodiversity Assessments

Editors: Chirici, Gherardo, Winter, Susanne, McRoberts, Ronald E. (Eds.)

  • Reports the first attempt to use data from National Forest Inventories for harmonized forest biodiversity assessments
  • Fully covers the most commonly assessed forest biodiversity features from deadwood to forest structure and naturalness
  • Provides practical tools and examples for the harmonized estimation of forest biodiversity indicators
  • Presents harmonization examples based on real NFI plot data
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Forest biodiversity is crucial to the ecological, economic, and social well-being of earth’s civilisations. Unfortunately, however, forest biodiversity is threatened to a serious degree in nearly all countries. Therefore, many countries have agreed to be parties to international agreements focused on maintaining, restoring, and monitoring biodiversity; further, these countries have agreed to report to international bodies on forest biodiversity status and trends. NFIs are the primary source of large-scale information available for this purpose, but the large variety of definitions, protocols, sampling designs, and plot configurations used by NFIs makes comparable international reporting extremely difficult. This book presents the results of Working Group 3 of COST Action E43 in the development of harmonization techniques for common reporting of estimates of forest biodiversity indicators using NFI data. Harmonization tests were carried out on a large common data base containing raw NFI data from 13 European countries and the USA. With its collection of practical examples for the estimation of forest biodiversity indicators, it’s a practical tool for anyone involved in forest inventories and in forest resource monitoring and management as well as for those involved in biodiversity assessment and reporting.

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 “... Das Werk zeigt, was mit Waldinventuren derzeit möglich ist, ohne die konzeptionelle Eigenständigkeit der nationalen Erhebungen infrage zu stellen. Sie ziehen ... klare Schlüsse, welche Ansätze zukunftsträchtig sind und welche nicht. Auch die Empfehlungen, wie noch bestehende Schwierigkeiten auszuräumen sind, erscheinen sehr umsetzungsorientiert. Aus diesem Grund ist das Buch vor allem für jene Leser empfehlenswert, die sich mit grossräumigem Biodiversitätsmonitoring im Wald beschäftigen und nach methodischen Lösungen suchen, die international kompatibel sind.“ (Christoph Bühler, in: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen, 2011, Vol. 162, Issue 9, S. 352)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Need for Harmonized Estimates of Forest Biodiversity Indicators

    Winter, Susanne (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Essential Features of Forest Biodiversity for Assessment Purposes

    Winter, Susanne (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • Prospects for Harmonized Biodiversity Assessments Using National Forest Inventory Data

    McRoberts, Ronald E. (et al.)

    Pages 41-97

  • The Common NFI Database

    Chirici, Gherardo (et al.)

    Pages 99-119

  • Harmonization Tests

    Chirici, Gherardo (et al.)

    Pages 121-190

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
National Forest Inventories: Contributions to Forest Biodiversity Assessments
Editors
  • Gherardo Chirici
  • Susanne Winter
  • Ronald E. McRoberts
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0482-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0482-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0481-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3488-3
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 206
Additional Information
1st Edition
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