Forestry Sciences

Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring

Editors: Corona, Piermaria, Köhl, Michael, Marchetti, Marco (Eds.)

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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 Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro initiated a world-wide process of negotiation with the aim of ensuring sustainable management, conservation and development of forest resources. Although there seems to be unanimous support for sustainable development from all quarters, there is no generally accepted set of indicators which allows comparisons to be made between a given situation and a desirable one. In a recent summary paper prepared by the FAO Forestry and Planning Division, Ljungman et al. (1999) find that forest resources continue to diminish, while being called upon to produce a greater range of goods and services and that calls for sustainable forest management will simply go unheeded if the legal, policy and administrative environment do not effectively control undesirable practices. Does the concept of sustainable forest management represent not much more than a magic formula for achieving consensus, a vague idea which makes it difficult to match action to rhetoric? The concept of sustainable forest management is likely to remain an imprecise one, but we can contribute to avoiding management practices that are clearly unsustainable.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • New Approaches for Multi Resource Forest Inventories

    Köhl, M.

    Pages 1-16

  • Combining Remote Sensing and Field Data for Deriving Unbiased Estimates of Forest Parameters over Large Regions

    Nilsson, M. (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Using Remote Sensing and a Spatial Plant Productivity Model to Assess Biomass Change

    Kesteven, J. L. (et al.)

    Pages 33-56

  • Estimating Number of Pteridophyte and Melastomataceae Species from Satellite Images in Western Amazonian Rain Forests

    Rajaniemi, S. (et al.)

    Pages 57-63

  • Computation of a Dynamic Forest Fire Risk Index by the Use of a Long-Term NOAA-AVHRR NDVI Data Set

    Bottai, L. (et al.)

    Pages 65-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring
Editors
  • Piermaria Corona
  • Michael Köhl
  • Marco Marchetti
Series Title
Forestry Sciences
Series Volume
76
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0649-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0649-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1715-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6466-0
Series ISSN
0924-5480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 441
Number of Illustrations and Tables
116 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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