Unasylva - No. 210 - FOREST ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING













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An international journal of forestry and forest industries - Vol. 53 2002/3

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Editor: A. Perlis
Editorial Advisory Board
Forestry Department:

J. Ball, I.J. Bourke, C. Holding-Anyonge,
R.M. Martin, M. Morell, C.T.S. Nair,
C. Palmberg-Lerche, A. Perlis, L. Russo,
O. Souvannavong, T. Vahanen, M. Wilkie
Regional Advisers:
H. Abdel Nour, C. Carneiro, P. Durst, P. Kon,
E. Pepke

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Cover photo: Aerial photograph,
on near-infrared-sensitive film, of a
predominantly coniferous, intensively
managed forest landscape in Sweden

National Survey of Sweden/Lantmteriet


Contents


EDITORIAL

P. Holmgren and R. Persson
Evolution and prospects of global forest assessments

C. Kleinn
New technologies and methodologies for national forest inventories

E. Tomppo and R.L. Czaplewski
Potential for a remote-sensing-aided forest resource survey for the whole globe

T. Thuresson
Value of low-intensity field sampling in national forest inventories

M. Saket
Gaps in national-level information on forests and trees in developing countries

R. Michalak, S. Kelatwang, A. Velzquez, J.-F. Mas, J.L. Palacio-Prieto and G. Bocco
Forest inventory and assessment: country experiences and needs

E. Matthews and A. Grainger
Evaluation of FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessment from the user perspective

C.F.L. Prins
Synergies between forest resources assessment and indicators of sustainable forest management: the European experience

A.C. Newton and V. Kapos
Biodiversity indicators in national forest inventories

S. Braatz
National reporting to forest-related international instruments: mandates, mechanisms, overlaps and potential synergies

D. Schoene
Assessing and reporting forest carbon stock changes: a concerted effort?

Outcome of the Expert Consultation on Forest Resources Assessment - Kotka IV

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