Forest Monitoring, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080982255
  • ISBN-13: 9780080982250
  • DDC: 333.75
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 536 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The demand for comparable, long-term, high quality data on forest ecosystems' status and changes is increasing at the international and global level. Yet, sources for such data are limited and in many case it is not possible to compare data from different monitoring initiatives across space and time because of methodological differences. Apart from technical manuals, there is no comprehensive multidisciplinary, scientific, peer-reviewed reference for forest monitoring methods that can serve and support the user community. This book provides in a single reference the state-of-the-art of monitoring methods as applied at the international level. The book present scientific concepts and methods that form the basis of the transnational, long-term forest monitoring in Europe and looks at other initiatives at the global level. Standardized methods that have been developed over two decades in international forest monitoring projects are presented. Emphasis is put on trans-nationally harmonized methods, related data quality issues, current achievements and on remaining open questions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Forest Monitoring.
2: Forest Monitoring: An Introduction.
3: Pan-European Forest Monitoring: An Overview.
4: Forest and Related-Ecosystem Monitoring in Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia.
5: Forest Monitoring Methods in the United States and Canada: An Overview.
6: Designing Forest Monitoring.
7: A Quality Assurance Framework for Designing Forest Monitoring Programs.
8: Concepts and Design Principles Adopted in the International Cooperative Program on the Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests).
9: Large-Scale Pan-European Forest Monitoring Network: A Statistical Perspective for Designing and Combining Country Estimates. Example for Defoliation.
10: Monitoring Methods for Above-Ground Vegetation.
11: Assessment of Tree Condition.
12: Tree Phenology.
13: Tree Growth Measurements in Long-Term Forest Monitoring in Europe.
14: Assessment of Visible Foliar Injury Induced by Ozone.
15: Tree Foliage: Sampling and Chemical Analyses.
16: Diversity and Composition of Plant and Lichen Species.
17: Litterfall—Biomass, Chemistry, Leaf Area, and Links with Wider Ecosystem Functioning.
18: Monitoring Methods for Soil.
19: Forest Soil: Characterization, Sampling, Physical, and Chemical Analyses.
20: Soil Solution: Sampling and Chemical Analyses.
21: Monitoring Methods for Atmosphere-Related Variables in Forests.
22: Meteorology.
23: Atmospheric Deposition to Forest Ecosystems.
24: Methods for Measuring Gaseous Air Pollutants in Forests.
25: Methods to Ensure Monitoring Quality.
26: Quality Assurance in International Forest Monitoring in Europe.
27: Data Quality in Field Surveys: Methods and Results for Tree Condition, Phenology, Growth, Plant Diversity and Foliar Injury due to Ozone.
28: Data Quality in Laboratories: Methods and Results for Soil, Foliar, and Water Chemical Analyses.
29: Methods for Database Quality Assessment.
30: Reporting Forest Monitoring.
31: Forest Monitoring: Synthesis and Outlook.
32: Terrestrial Methods in Forest Monitoring: Toward the Next Generation?.