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Forest Ecology and ConservationA Handbook of Techniques$
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Adrian Newton

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567448

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.001.0001

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Forest extent and condition

Forest extent and condition

(p.32) 2 Forest extent and condition
Forest Ecology and Conservation

Adrian C. Newton

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the use of remote sensing technologies and geographical information systems (GIS), which have revolutionized the ability to map patterns of forest distribution and estimate rates of forest loss and recovery. The application of these methods to forest ecology and conservation is described, with reference to practical examples. An introduction to GIS methods is then provided, followed by a description of the methods used to assess the spatial characteristics of forest landscapes.

Keywords:   remote sensing, GIS, forest conservation, forest ecology, forest landscape, mapping

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