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National forest inventories : contributions to forest biodiversity assessments

Author: Gherardo Chirici; Susanne Winter; Ronald E McRoberts
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Managing forest ecosystems, v. 20.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gherardo Chirici; Susanne Winter; Ronald E McRoberts
ISBN: 9789400704824 9400704828 9789400704817 940070481X
OCLC Number: 704393938
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 206 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. The need for harmonized estimates of forest biodiversity indicators --
2. Essential features of forest biodiversity for assessment purposes --
3. Prospects for harmonized biodiversity assessments using national forest inventory data --
4. The common NFI database --
5. Harmonization tests --
6. Summary and conclusions. Index.
Series Title: Managing forest ecosystems, v. 20.
Responsibility: Gherardo Chirici, Susanne Winter, Ronald E. McRoberts, Editors.

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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.  Read more...

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