Special Issue "Forest Resources Assessments: Mensuration, Inventory and Planning"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2020).
Interests: forest monitoring; National Forest Inventory; conservation; natural resources management; forest biodiversity indicators, forest information harmonization
There are many regional, national, and international forest information demands, covering aspects as varied as growing stock, carbon pools, and nonwood forest products, as well as information on forest biodiversity, forest risks, and disturbances, or social indicators. To objectively address these demands, intensive monitoring of the status of forests is required. The need for assessments applies either to managed or to natural forests.
In this information era, there are many ground and remote sensing sourced forest databases, at different time and spatial scales that could be combined to produce more complete estimates on forest status and trends, useful for policy-makers, managers, and researchers. However, this combined use is very challenging due to the heterogeneity in the inventories’ definitions, sampling, and estimation methods. Therefore, standardization and harmonization play a key role in obtaining consistent reliable results on forest ecosystems.
Additionally, to improve the forest inventories’ efficiency and to produce reliable estimates of certain variables within small areas, multisource forest inventory technology is being used. These techniques improve planning and management decisions by integrating ground-based data with remotely sensed estimates.
We are facing an innovative period on forest multiobjective and multisource forest inventories treatment that will allow the enhancement of forest resources assessments.
Dr. Iciar Alberdi
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- Forest monitoring
- Multipurpose national forest inventories
- Remote sensing
- Multi-source forest inventories
- Sustainable criteria and indicators
- Natural resource management
- Climate change