forest data Books

  • Contaminated Forests

    Concentrations of pollutants in the atmosphere have increased dramatically over the last century and many of these changes are attributable to anthropogenic activities. The influence of acid rain has been well studied, but there has been no extensive exploration of other pollutants, such as toxic chemicals, heavy metals and radionuclides. ...

  • Beech Forests

    This volume compares the beech forests of eastern Asia, North America and Europe. Beech forests are important in each of these three regions. No other book covers beech on this scale. The author has personally studied beech forests in each region, and his large body of data is the starting point for comparison. For such a world-wide ...

  • Forest Mensuration

    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 ...

  • Incomes from the Forest

    This paper reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the methods used to estimate the incomes of people whose livelihoods depend of the forests. This is the key to understanding their well being and the use of the forest. The authors summarise the methodologies used in 10 case studies and use these cases, as well as insights from their own research ...

  • Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology

    Taking readers out of the laboratory and into the humid tropical forests, this comprehensive volume explores the most recent advances occurring in tropical plant ecophysiology. Drawing on the knowledge of leading practitioners in the field, this book synthesizes a broad range of information on the ways in which tropical plants adapt to ...

  • Handbook of Quantitative Forest Genetics

    This handbook was designed as a reference tool for forest geneticists, tree breeders and other tree improvement personnel, as well as a textbook for university courses and short-courses at the graduate level in quantitative genetics. The chapters focus on the decision points faced by quantitative geneticists and breeders in designing ...

  • Boreal Forest and Climate Change

    An active co-operation between forest ecologists and physicist has continued for decades at the University of Helsinki. These scientists have the common vision that material and energy fluxes are the key to a proper understanding of natural phenomena. The authors of this book come from very different disciplines: tree ecophysiology, silviculture, ...

  • Communities and forest management in western Europe

    Fourth in the series, this profile explores the diverse and changing nature of Community Involvement in Forest Management (CIFM) in Western Europe. It provides some comparative European-level data on important social institutions which shape patterns of community involvement in forestry, and it briefly examines different national contexts. Through ...

  • Multi-Source National Forest Inventory

    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 ...

  • State of the World's Forests 2007 (En)

    Series: State of the World's ForestsFAO's biennial State of the World's Forests series offers a global perspective on the forest sector, including its environmental, economic and social dimensions. This seventh edition examines progress towards sustainable forest management. Part I reviews progress region by region. Each regional report is ...

  • Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005. Progress towards sustainable forest management (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersFAO has been coordinating global forest resources assessments every five to ten years since 1946. The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005) was carried out between 2003 and 2005 and involved more than 800 people, including 172 officially nominated national correspondents, their colleagues, an Advisory Group, ...

  • Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy

    With the large-scale utilization of forest biomass for energy still in its infancy, there is an urgent need to understand the short- and long-term consequences of intensive forest biomass harvesting - both on the forest ecosystem and on forest economics.Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy draws on the vast body of knowledge of forest ...

  • Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000. Main report (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThe'Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000' (FRA 2000) was the most comprehensive since FAO first reported on forest resources 50 years ago. FRA 2000 was based on the bottom-up approach, but supplemented by global level verification. The backbone of FRA 2000 was the data, information and knowledge provided by countries. ...

  • North American Temperate Deciduous Forest Responses to Changing Precipitation Regimes

    Large-scale experimentation allows scientists to test the specific responses of ecosystems to changing environmental conditions. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory together with other Federal and University scientists conducted a large-scale climatic change experiment at the Walker Branch Watershed in Tennessee, a model upland hardwood ...

  • Understanding Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches

    Remote sensing and GIS are increasingly used as tools for monitoring and managing forests. Remotely sensed and GIS data are now the data sources of choice for capturing, documenting, and understanding forest disturbance and landscape pattern. Sitting astride the fields of ecology, forestry, and remote sensing/GIS, Understanding Forest Disturbance ...

  • Estimating biomass and biomass change of tropical forests. A primer - vol 134 (En )

    Series: FAO Forestry Papers *This publication is a practical guide for those who design forest inventories in which biomass estimation is a component. It describes primary data and measurement requirements for assessment of biomass per hectare. As supporting material it provides wood density data for a large number of tropical species. The primer ...

  • World bamboo resources. A thematic study prepared in the framework of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (En)

    Series: Non-Wood Forest ProductsBamboo - a major non-wood forest product - is an ancient woody grass widely distributed in tropical, subtropical and mild temperate zones. It is an integral part of forestry, but is also widely spread outside forests, including farmlands, riverbanks, roadsides and urban areas. Bamboo is quickly changing its image ...

  • The Economic Value of Wild Resources in Senegal: A Preliminary Evaluation of Non-timber Forest Products, Game and Freshwater Fisheries

    The contribution of wild plants and animals to human welfare is widely appreciated but not routinely measured. Reliable and up-to-date information on the economic importance of wild resources is needed to ensure that development policies and investments take account of the full costs and benefits of alternative land uses. This report presents a ...

  • Commercial Non-Timber Forest Products of the Guiana Shield:An inventory of commercial NTFP extraction and possibilities for sustainable harvesting

    With 2.5 million square kilometers of largely intact tropical rainforest and savannah, 10–15% of the world’s fresh water reserves and an extremely rich and highly endemic biodiversity, the Guiana Shield ranks among the most important ecological regions in the world. This report highlights the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) of the Guiana ...

  • Commercial non-timber forest products of the Guiana Shield : an inventory of commercial NTFP extraction and possibilities for sustainable harvesting

    With 2.5 million square kilometers of largely intact tropical rainforest and savannah, 10-15% of the world’s fresh water reserves and an extremely rich and highly endemic biodiversity, the Guiana Shield ranks among the most important ecological regions in the world. This report highlights the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) of the Guiana ...

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