Tree and Forest Measurement

Tree and Forest Measurement

Author: Phil West

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Published: 2013-03-09

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 3662054361

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Everyone who works with forests must measure them, foresters, forestry students, scientists or forest owners. This book summarises modern forest measurement techniques for all those people. It describes how to measure forests, why they are measured and the basis of the science behind the measurements. Trees and forests are large and complex, but even something as difficult as the amount of wood they contain can be measured with quite unsophisticated equipment. This is a book written for all, from professional foresters to the lay person, in fact anyone who needs to measure forests anywhere in the world.


Forest Measurements

Forest Measurements

Author: Joan DeYoung

Publisher:

Published: 2016

Total Pages: 159

ISBN-13:

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"This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special “technique tips” for each skill are intended to help increase data collection accuracy and confidence. These include how to avoid common pitfalls, effective short cuts, and essentials for recording field data correctly. The emphasis is on elementary skills; it is not intended to be a timber cruising guide"--BC Campus website.


Forest Measurements

Forest Measurements

Author: Thomas Eugene Avery

Publisher:

Published: 2015

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781478629085

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Timber measurement techniques applicable to any tree inventory project regardless of management objectives are covered by this text. Thorough coverage of sampling designs, land measurements, tree measurements, forest inventory field methods, and growth projections ensures utility for all foresters. Included are chapters on aerial photographs, GIS, and using similar techniques to measure other natural resources such as rangelands, wildlife, and water.


Forest Measurements

Forest Measurements

Author: Thomas Eugene Avery

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

Published: 1983

Total Pages: 362

ISBN-13:

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A textbook for introductory courses in forest measurement. Emphasizes measuring timber, but also describes measuring wood products and standing trees, predicting the growth of both individual trees and stands, and assessing range, wildlife, water, and recreational resources. Assumes only algebra and plane trigonometry, though statistics and calculus would be helpful. Revised from the 1983 edition based on suggestions from instructors. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Forest Measurements

Forest Measurements

Author: Harold E. Burkhart

Publisher: Waveland Press

Published: 2018-08-13

Total Pages: 434

ISBN-13: 1478638095

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Harold Burkhart and Bronson Bullock have updated the quintessential introduction to forest measurements, providing a new generation of forestry students at all levels with the concepts and methods they need for career success. With attention to detail and clear, precise language, the authors present timber measurement techniques applicable to any tree inventory regardless of management objectives. Assuming no more mathematical background than algebra and plane trigonometry, the authors begin with basic statistical concepts to ensure that even introductory students benefit from the book’s concise explanations. Comprehensive coverage of sampling designs, land measurements, tree measurements, forest inventory field methods, and growth projections assures utility for foresters throughout their education and beyond. The new edition includes expanded discussions of information technology and geospatial information systems commonly employed in assessing forest resources. Recognizing the needs of contemporary forest inventories and models, a new chapter on assessing forest carbon builds on the foundations of traditional forest measurements, sampling, and modeling. Abundant photographs and illustrations highlight and clarify important concepts, while many numerical examples allow readers to become comfortable with the quantitative tools employed by foresters.


Forest Mensuration

Forest Mensuration

Author: John A. Kershaw, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2016-12-27

Total Pages: 650

ISBN-13: 1118902033

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Forest mensuration – the science of measurement applied to forest vegetation and forest products – holds value for basic ecology as well as sustainable forest management. As demands on the world’s forests have grown, scientists and professionals are increasingly called on to quantify forest composition, structure, and the goods and services forests provide. Grounded in geometry, sampling theory, and ecology as well as practical field experience, forest mensuration offers opportunities for creative problem solving and critical thinking. This fifth edition of the classic volume, Forest Mensuration, includes coverage of traditional and emerging topics, with attention to SI and Imperial units throughout. The book has been reorganised from the fourth edition to better integrate non-timber and ecological aspects of forest mensuration at the tree, stand, forest, and landscape scales throughout. The new edition includes new chapters that specifically address the integration of remotely sensed data in the forest inventory process, and inventory methods for dead and downed wood. One unifying theme, not only for traditional forestry but for the non-timber inventory and for remote sensing, is the use of covariates to make sampling more efficient and spatially explicit. This is introduced in the introductory chapter on statistics and the chapter on sampling designs has been restructured to highlight this approach and lay the foundation for further learning. New examples will be developed throughout the textbook with an emphasis on current issues and international practice. Students in applied forestry programs will find ample coverage of forest products and timber inventory, while expanded material on biodiversity, biomass and carbon inventory, downed dead wood, and the growing role of remote sensing in forest assessment will be valuable to a broader audience in applied ecology.


Forest Mensuration

Forest Mensuration

Author: Anthonie van Laar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Published: 2007-07-20

Total Pages: 390

ISBN-13: 1402059914

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Van Laar and Akça’s popular text book, Forest Mensuration, was first published in 1997. Like that first edition, this modern update is based on extensive research, teaching and practical experience in both Europe, and the tropics and subtropics. However, it has also been extensively revised, and now includes chapters on remote sensing and the application of aerial photographs and satellite imagery. The book assumes no advanced knowledge of statistical methods, and combines practical techniques with important historical and disciplinary context. The result is a strong balance between a handbook and a valuable reference.


Tree and Forest Measurement

Tree and Forest Measurement

Author: P. W. West

Publisher:

Published: 2015

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9783319147093

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Forests must be measured if they are to be managed and conserved properly. This book describes the essential principles of modern forest measurement, whether using simple hand-held equipment or sophisticated satellite imagery. It particularly focuses on measuring forest biomass over large forest areas, a key aspect of climate change studies, as well as the volumes of wood that are commercially available. Written in a straightforward style, it will be accessible to anyone who works with forests, from the professional forester to the layperson. It considers not only how and why forests are measured but also the scientific basis of the measurements taken.


Forest Measurements

Forest Measurements

Author: Thomas Eugene Avery

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 488

ISBN-13:

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This text is intended for introductory courses in forest measurements. Emphasis is on the measurement of timber, with detailed coverage on measuring products cut from tree boles, measuring attributes of standing trees, inventorying volumes of forest stands, and predicting growth of individual trees and stands of trees. Background information on statistial methods, sampling designs, land measurements, and use of aerial photographs is also provided. An introduction to assessing range, wildlife, water, and recreation resources associated with forested lands comprises the last chapter. The measurement principles and techniques discussed apply to any inventory that includes assessment of the tree overstory, regardless of whether the inventory is conducted for timber, range, wildlife, watershed, recreation, or other management objectives.


Forest Measurements

Forest Measurements

Author: Thomas Eugene Avery

Publisher: Waveland Press

Published: 2015-05-18

Total Pages: 480

ISBN-13: 1478629746

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Continuing a tradition of excellence spanning over forty years, the Fifth Edition of Forest Measurements supplies forestry students at all levels with the concepts and methods they need for future success. The authors present timber measurement techniques applicable to any tree inventory regardless of management objectives. Assuming only some background in algebra and plane trigonometry, basic statistical concepts are included, ensuring that even introductory students benefit from the book’s concise explanations. Thorough coverage of sampling designs, land measurements, tree measurements, forest inventory field methods, and growth projections ensures utility for foresters throughout their education and beyond. Chapters on aerial photographs and GIS introduce readers to these powerful measurement tools, and the concluding chapter expands the techniques discussed to encompass other natural resources such as rangelands, wildlife, and water. Exceptionally readable and clear, the book includes many photographs and illustrations, numerous numerical examples, and a bibliography to enhance the reader’s understanding of the material.