Measuring Forest Degradation

Unasylva No. 238
Vol. 62, 2011/2

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2011



Editor: R. Obstler
Editorial Advisory Board:
P. Csoka, L. Flejzor, T. Hofer, F. Kafeero, W. Kollert, R. Obstler, E. Rametsteiner, S. Rose, J. Tissari, P. van Lierop, P. Vantomme, M.L. Wilkie
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J. Ball, I.J. Bourke, C. Palmberg-Lerche, L. Russo
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Cover photo:Landsat images demonstrating forest fragmentation: front: 1990; back, top to bottom: 1990, 2000, 2005

Courtesy of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the United States Geological Survey


Contents

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Editorial (Download- 61 KB)

M. Simula and E. Mansur
A global challenge needing local response (Download- 346 KB)

L. Laestadius, P. Potapov, A. Yaroshenko and S. Turubanova
Global forest alteration, from space (Download- 209 KB)

A. Gerrand, E. Lindquist and R. D’Annunzio
Remote sensing survey updates forest-loss estimates (Download- 152 KB)

M. Herold, R.M. Román-Cuesta, V. Heymell, Y. Hirata, P. Van Laake, G.P. Asner, C. Souza, V. Avitabile and K. MacDicken
A review of methods to measure and monitor historical carbon emissions from forest degradation (Download- 289 KB)

I. Thompson
Biodiversity, ecosystem thresholds,resilience and forest degradation (Download- 199 KB)

K.P. Acharya, R.B. Dangi and M. Acharya
Understanding forest degradation in Nepal (Download- 202 KB)

C.L. Meneses-Tovar
NDVI as indicator of degradation (Download- 351 KB)

L. Laestadius, S. Maginnis, S. Minnemeyer, P. Potapov, C. Saint-Laurent and N. Sizer
Mapping opportunities for forest landscape restoration (Download- 120 KB)

R. Nasi and N. van Vliet
Measuring the abundance of wildlife populations in Central African logging concessions (Download- 235 KB)

International Year of Forests special (Download- 201 KB)

FAO Forestry (Download- 178 KB)
World of Forestry (Download- 193 KB)
Books (Download- 377 KB)