Goal: this course provides students with a conceptual and practical understanding of the principles of statistically-designed inventories as tools for monitoring forests and sustainability of forest management.
Type of certificate
Scientific Disciplinary Sector Code
Type of Activity
Core compulsory activities
17928 Research support for sustainable forest management in Forestry and Environmental Sciences LM-73 0 BARBATI Anna
Course contents Monitoring Sustainable Forest Management (SFM): criteria and indicators Data collection: field survey and remote sensing derived variables Descriptive statistics Sampling error and sample size determination Sampling designs in forest inventories Integrating remote sensing in forest inventory
Kershaw JA, Ducey MJ, Beers TW, Husch B (2017). Forest mensuration. John Wiley & Sons Manly BFJ, Navarro Alberto JA (2014). Introduction to ecological sampling. Chapman and Hall/CRC Johnson EW (2000). Forest sampling desk reference. CRC Press. GOFC-GOLD (2017). A Sourcebook of Methods and Procedures for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables in Tropical Forests with Remote Sensing. Eds: GOFC-GOLD & GEO BON. Report version UNCBD COP-13, GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. ISSN: 2542-6729.
Dates of beginning and end of teaching activities
From 30/09/2019 to 17/01/2020
Objectives of the course
Università degli Studi della Tuscia - Rettorato, Via S.M. in Gradi n.4, 01100 Viterbo, ITALY - Tel. 0761.3571