Managing Forest Ecosystems

Forest Mensuration

Authors: Laar, Anthonie van, Akça, Alparslan

  • Updates all current scientific and technical developments in modern forest mensuration methods
  • Emphasizes forest inventory and application of aerial photographs and satellite imagery in forest mensuration and forest inventory
  • It is a balance between a handbook on traditional mensuration methods and a valuable reference on the many recent research and inventory-related innovations
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About this Textbook

Van Laar and Akça’s popular text book, Forest Mensuration, was first published in 1997. Like that first edition, this modern update is based on extensive research, teaching and practical experience in both Europe, and the tropics and subtropics. However, it has also been extensively revised, and now includes chapters on remote sensing and the application of aerial photographs and satellite imagery.

As with its predecessor, this book assumes no advanced knowledge of statistical methods, and combines practical techniques with important historical and disciplinary context. The result is a strong balance between a handbook on traditional mensuration methods, and a valuable reference on the many recent research and inventory-related innovations which have emerged in recent years.

Written in a highly accessible style, the book is aimed primarily at undergraduate students and forest practitioners – and now includes a wide range of worked examples which will provide guidance for readers wishing to process their own data. However, with its wide scope, and including many new instruments for forest measurement, the book will also act as an extremely useful reference material for postgraduate students and forest scientists.

About the authors

ANTHONIE VAN LAAR was born in the Netherlands in 1923 and studied forest science at the University and Research Centre Wageningen between 1941 and 1949. In 1958 he emigrated to South Africa and obtained the D.Sc.degree in Forest Science at the University of Stellenbosch (1961) and thereafter Dr.oec.pub (1973) and Dr.hab. (1979) at the University of Münich. The theses dealt with forest biometry and growth modeling. Since his retirement in 1988 the author continued his involvement in these subjects, more particularly in growth models for Eucalyptus grandis.

ALPARSLAN AKCA (born 1936) studied forestry at the University of Istanbul an Freiburg i. Br. He received his doctorate in Forestry at the University of Freiburg on identification of land use classes and forest types by means of microdensitometer and discriminant analyses in 1970 and his habilitations in photogrammetry and geodesy at the University of Istanbul in 1976 and in forest inventory and forest management at the University of Göttingen in 1981. He is Professor for Forest Management, Forest Inventory and Remote sensing at the University of Göttingen and retired 2001. His main research interest are forest mensuration. Forest inventory and remote sensing in forestry.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forest Mensuration
Authors
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5991-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5991-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5990-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7497-3
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 385
Additional Information
Originally published by Cuvilliers, Gottenberg, 1997
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