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Design Considerations for Tropical Forest Inventories

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dc.contributor.author McRoberts, R. E.
dc.contributor.author Tomppo, E. O.
dc.contributor.author Vibrans, A. C.
dc.contributor.author de Freitas, J. V.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-05T11:13:23Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-05T11:13:23Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.citation McRoberts, R. E., Tomppo, E. O., Vibrans, A. C., & de Freitas, J. V. (2013). Design considerations for tropical forest inventories. Brazilian Journal of Forestry Research, 33 (74)189-202 en_GB
dc.identifier.other doi: 10.4336/2013.pfb.33.74.430
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/224
dc.description This article is available at http://ainfo.cnptia.embrapa.br/digital/bitstream/item/91341/1/PFB190-202.pdf en_GB
dc.description.abstract Forests contribute substantially to maintaining the global greenhouse gas balance, primarily because among the five economic sectors identified by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, only the forestry sector has the potential to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. In this context, development of national forest carbon accounting systems, particularly in countries with tropical forests, has emerged as an international priority. Because these systems are often developed as components of or in parallel with national forest inventories, a brief review of statistical issues related to the development of forest ground sampling designs is provided. This overview addresses not only the primary issues of plot configurations and sampling designs, but also to a lesser extent the emerging roles of remote sensing and uncertainty assessment. Basic inventory principles are illustrated for two case studies, the national forest inventory of Brazil with special emphasis on the state of Santa Catarina, and an inventory for Tanzania. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.subject Forests en_GB
dc.subject Climate change en_GB
dc.subject Tropical forests en_GB
dc.subject Forest carbon en_GB
dc.subject greenhouse gas en_GB
dc.title Design Considerations for Tropical Forest Inventories en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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