Managing Forest Ecosystems

Multi-Source National Forest Inventory

Methods and Applications

Authors: Tomppo, E., Haakana, M., Katila, M., Peräsaari, J.

  • Includes fully updated details of the k-NN method and its applications
  • Author Erkki Tomppo won the 1997 Marcus Wallenberg prize for the initial development of this method
  • K-NN method is in operative use in Finland, Sweden, the U.S., and Austria, and is rapidly becoming the "world standard" in forest inventory and earth observation
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Building on more than a decade of innovative research into multi-source forest inventory (MS-NFI) this book presents full details of the development, outputs and applications of the improved k-NN method. The method, which was pioneered in Finland in 1990, is rapidly becoming a world standard in forest inventory, having been adopted as standard in Finland and Sweden, and recently introduced in Austria and across the US.

The book describes in detail the full MS-NFI process, and the input data used – including field data, satellite images, and digital map data, as well as coarse-scale variation of forest variables. It also presents comprehensive information on the types of outputs which can be derived, including maps and statistics, describing, for example, stock volumes and development, dominant tree species, age-class distribution, and large and small-scale variation.

The book will provide an invaluable resource for those involved in forest inventory, including government departments and bodies involved in forest policy, management and monitoring, forest managers, and researchers and graduate students interested in forest inventory, modelling and analysis. It will find an additional market among those interested in Earth observation, ecology and broader areas of environmental and natural resource management.

Erkki Tomppo was the winner of the 1997 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for his work on the k-NN method.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multi-Source National Forest Inventory
Book Subtitle
Methods and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8713-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8713-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8712-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7964-0
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 373
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