From abstract: The importance of carefully developing the objectives for an inventory is stressed. The use of permanent plots is covered. The necessity of obtaining a representative sample, training effectively, and collecting quality data is discussed. The future direction for forest inventory is suggested.
In the first two-thirds of the book Dawson explores the nature and interrelationships between people, strategies, technology, environment, structure, and culture. She then turns her focus to organizational change and the dynamic elements that are involved in this process, such as power and influence. The target group is people who are or are likely to become managers or technical specialists.
This paper is about the supply and use of information needed for policy making in the forestry sector at national level. The focus is on developing countries. The type of information needed in the policy process and its role is discussed as well as the shortcomings in the supply and use of information.
This book is designed to develop the art of reading and understanding organizations. Firstly, it shows how many of our conventional ideas about organizations and management build upon a small number of images, especially mechanical or biological ones. Secondly, by exploring these and alternative images, the author shows how to develop new ways of thinking about organizations. Thirdly, it demonstrates how this method of analysis can be used for the management and design of organizations. And fourthly, it explores the theoretical implications raised by this kind of analysis. The book demonstrates the advantages of taking a multi-perspective approach to the study of organizations.
This reference describes and discusses in detail the method and outcome of a national biomass study undertaken in Uganda, including e.g. planning aspects, comprehensive results, sampling methods, increment monitoring and development of biomass functions.