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Bridging national and reference definitions for harmonizing forest statistics

Forest Science (June 2012), pp. 214-223,


Harmonization is the process of making information and estimates comparable across administrative borders. The degree to which harmonization succeeds depends on many factors, including the conciseness of the definitions, the availability and quality of data, and the methods used to convert an estimate according to a local definition to an estimate according to the reference definition. Harmonization requires the availability and use of common reference definitions and methods for converting from estimates based on national definitions to estimates based on reference ...


Comparison of methods used in European National Forest Inventories for the estimation of volume increment: towards harmonisation

Annals of Forest Science, Vol. 73, No. 4. (2016), pp. 807-821,


[Key message] The increment estimation methods of European NFIs were explored by means of 12 essential NFI features. The results indicate various differences among NFIs within the commonly acknowledged methodological frame. The perspectives for harmonisation at the European level are promising. [Context] The estimation of increment is implemented differently in European National Forest Inventories (NFIs) due to different historical origins of NFIs and sampling designs and field assessments accommodated to country-specific conditions. The aspired harmonisation of increment estimation requires a comparison and an analysis ...


The European Fire Database: technical specifications and data submission

Vol. 26546 (2014),


The European Fire Database is an important component of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), the EC focal point of information on forest fires established by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Environment to provide up to date and harmonized information on forest fires in Europe. As of 2014 EFFIS is part of the Forest Information System for Europe (FISE), following the new EU Forest Strategy adopted in 2013. The Fire Database is the largest repository ...


(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 16

(February 2014)
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List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( ). ...


Forest Europe - growing life



[Excerpt: What is Forest Europe?] FOREST EUROPE (The brand name of the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is the pan-European voluntary high-level political process for dialogue and cooperation on forest policies in Europe. FOREST EUROPE develops common strategies for its 47 signatories (46 European countries and the European Union) on how to protect and sustainably manage their forests. Since 1990, the collaboration of the ministers responsible for forests in Europe has had a great economic, environmental and social ...


National forest inventories - Pathways for common reporting

by Iciar Alberdi Asensio, Anna-Lena Axelsson, Anamaria Azevedo, Susana Barreiro, Annemarie Bastrup-Birk, Peter N. Beets, Jana Beranova, Roberto V. Bombin, Paul Boudewyn, Olivier Bouriaud, Mario Božić, Urs-Beat Brändli, Andrea Brandon, Anne Branthomme, Peter Brassel, Graham Bull, Rita Butterschøn, Vladimír Čaboun, Juro Čavlović, Martin Cerný, Gherardo Chirici, Emil Cienciala, Catherine Cluzeau, Antoine Colin, Sonia Condés Ruiz, Wim P. Daamen, Yeda M. de Oliveira, Lucio DiCosmo, Gerard M. Dirkse, Marius Dumitru, Bridget V. Fraser, Joberto Freitas, Jonas Fridman, Karl Gabler, Patrizia Gasparini, Mark D. Gillis, Christian Ginzler, Paulo Godinho-Ferreira, Guilherme Gomide, Takeshi Goto, Chris J. Goulding, Thomas Gschwantner, Nabila Hamza, Mark H. Hansen, Petra Hennig, Jean-Christophe Hervé, Yasumasa Hirata, Lingxia Hong, Gro Hylen, Yuji Imaizumi, Jurgis Jansons, Jin-Hyun Jeong, Vivian K. Johannsen, Albertas Kasperavičius, Edgar Kaufmann, Sung-Ho Kim, László Kolozs, Marko Kovac, Franz Kroiher, Miloš Kučera, Gintaras Kulbokas, Andrius Kuliešis, Gal Kusar, Paul M. Lane, Adrian Lanz, Nicolas Latte, Mark Lawrence, Xiangdong Lei, Ieva Licite, Loizos Loizou, Anders Lundström, Yuanchang Lu, Gheorghe Marin, Santiago S. Martínez deToda, Felipe P. Martín, Toshimasa Masuyama, Yoko Matsumoto, Patricia Mattos, Ronald E. McRoberts, Ioannis Meliadis, Roman Michalak, Javier M. Millán, Hiroki Miyazono, Martin Moravčík, Jan-Erik Nilsen, Daniel Nitu, Thomas Nord-Larsen, Christy O’Donovan, Gerardo S. Peña, Hans Petersson, Marco Piazza, Heino Polley, Katja Power, Tibor Priwitzer, John Redmond, Nicolas Robert, Jacques Rondeux, Maria A. Rosot, Glenda Russo, Mohamed Saket, Christine Sanchez, Klemens Schadauer, Friedrich Schmitz, Man-Yong Shin, Primoz Simoncic, Jens P. Skovsgaard, W. Brad Smith, Arnór Snorrason, Ulf Söderberg, O. N. Solontsov, Göran Ståhl, Peter R. Stephens, András Szepesi, Mengping Tang, Esther Thürig, Erkki Tomppo, Stein M. Tomter, Vittorio Tosi, Thekla Tsitsoni, Tarja Tuomainen, Mislav Vedriš, Veiko Adermann, Lars Vesterdal, Claude Vidal, José A. Villanueva Aranguren, Marc Wagner, Peter Weiss, Susanne Winter, Theocharis Zagkas, Stanisław Zajączkowski


[Excerpt: Preface] Forest inventories throughout the world have evolved gradually over time. The content as well as the concepts and definitions employed are constantly adapted to the users’ needs. Advanced inventory systems have been established in many countries within Europe, as well as outside Europe, as a result of development work spanning several decades, in some cases more than 100 years. [\n] With continuously increasing international agreements and commitments, the need for information has also grown drastically, and reporting requests have become more frequent and the content of the ...


Oak-hornbeam forests of the Czech Republic: geographical and ecological approaches to vegetation classification

Preslia, Vol. 76, No. 4. (2004), pp. 291-311


Vegetation classification should reflect the major environmental and phytogeographical gradients that influence species composition. However, the importance of different gradients depends on the geographical scale of particular studies. Locally defined vegetation units usually reflect local gradients, such as disturbance and soil properties, while regionally defined units reflect macroclimatic patterns and different evolutionary and migration histories of large regions. The classification of Central European oak-hornbeam forests (Carpinion alliance) is an example of a widely accepted, broad- scale classification with geographically delimited associations. ...


Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine)

Invasive Species Compendium (2014)


The Invasive Species Compendiumis an encyclopaedic resource that draws together scientific information on all aspects of invasive species. It comprises detailed datasheets that have been sourced from experts, edited by CABI's scientific staff, peer-reviewed, enhanced with data from specialist organisations, and with images and maps, and linked to a bibliographic database. In 2001, CABI's Compendium Programme Consortia identified a need for a Compendium on Invasive Species in recognition of the threat posed by invasive species to the global economy and environment. This ...


Mediterranean Pines (Pinus halepensis Mill. and brutia Ten.)

In Forest Tree Breeding in Europe, Vol. 25 (2013), pp. 229-265,
edited by Luc E. Pâques


Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.) and Brutia pine (P. brutia Ten.) are two native species of the Mediterranean basin, the first widespread mostly in its western part and the second widespread mostly in its eastern part. Together, they cover more than 7 million ha and play major ecological and economical roles in low to mid elevation Mediterranean forests. Both species are well adapted to dry summer conditions and colonize successfully abandoned arable lands and burned areas. Provenance testing has been carried ...


Global forest resources assessment 2010: Main report



The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010) is the most comprehensive assessment of the world’s forests ever. It covers 233 countries and areas for the period 1990 to 2010. This publication, the main report of FRA 2010, contains country data, contributed by national correspondents and reviewed and collated by FAO, for more than 90 key variables related to the extent, condition, uses and values of forests. Seven core chapters evaluate the status and trends for key aspects of sustainable forest ...


Common tree definitions for national forest inventories in Europe

Silva Fennica, Vol. 43, No. 2. (2009), pp. 303-321,


At the international level, various definitions have been established for the compilation and publication of forest resources assessment results over the last decade. These international definitions frequently rely on terms that are not precisely specified for inventory purposes and do not completely cover the requirements arising from the application of National Forest Inventory (NFI) data. Also, with respect to conventional topics such as forest area and growing stock estimation, several terms and expressions referring to individual trees are not, or are ...


Web services for forest data, analysis and monitoring: developments from EuroGEOSS

IEEE Earthzine, Vol. 5, No. 2. (2012), 389531


[Introduction] Forests play a crucial role in timber production, maintenance and development of biodiversity and in carbon sequestration and storage. However, the reliable information on forest extent, type and change, which is so important to policy makers and managers, is frequently inconsistent, incomplete and out of sync between countries and continents. In this article, we describe components developed in line with the GEOSS and INSPIRE frameworks, which access and use distributed forest information at different spatial scales, and demonstrate how these ...


Teaming drought with wildfires: EU researchers suggest new data for Forest Weather Index

IEEE Earthzine, Vol. 5, No. 2. (2012), 379533


[Excerpt] In the summer of 2003, 18 people died and more than 500,000 acres of forests and farmland were destroyed in fires in Portugal, marking the country’s worst fire season on record. These fires raged on the heels of an extreme heat wave – one meteorologists called a 500-year event – that swept over Europe and took the lives of more than 70,000. [\n] Forest fires in the European Union (EU) kill up to 20 people a year on average, including firefighters and ...


Improving Access, Utility and Analyses of FAO Forestry Statistics via Geographic Web-based Services

IEEE Earthzine, Vol. 5, No. 2. (2012), 378146


[Introduction] Forests cover about four billion hectares, or 30 percent, of the Earth’s land area (FAO, 2010). At all spatial scales, from global to local, trees and forests play a critical role in human livelihoods, as well as ecosystem function and health. Monitoring the forest resource requires accurate and timely information on both extent and area change over time. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) evaluates and compiles data on the state of the world’s forests in the ...


Pan-European forest maps derived from optical satellite imagery

IEEE Earthzine, Vol. 5, No. 2. (2012), 390004


Two pan-European forest maps were produced by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre for the years 2000 and 2006. Both forest maps were derived from high-resolution, optical satellite imagery using an automatic processing technique, while the forest map from 2006 was further refined to map forest types using MODIS satellite imagery. This article provides a summary of the methodology and the associated accuracy assessment for the two maps. ...


European Union forest action plan

No. COM(2006) 302 final. (June 2006)

Fire news management in the context of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)

In proceedings of "Quinta conferenza italiana sul software geografico e sui dati geografici liberi" (GFOSS DAY 2012) (2012),


[Introduction] The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) has been established by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Environment (DG ENV) of the European Commission (EC) in close collaboration with the Member States and neighbor countries. EFFIS is intended as complementary system to national and regional systems in the countries, which provides harmonized information required for international collaboration on forest fire prevention and fighting and in cases of trans-boundary fire events. It provides updated information before (fire ...


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Enhancing the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) with open source software

In FOSS4G 2010 (September 2010)


The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) of the European Commission provides since the year 2000 support to forest fire prevention and fighting in Europe. The system is built using open source geospatial software such as OpenLayers, TileCache, MapServer, GeoServer and GDAL/OGR. The decision to use open source software came from the need for a flexible and reliable system, which could quickly and easily be extended to accommodate for changes in end user requirements. Recent developments in geospatial open source software ...


L'utilizzo di software GFOSS nello European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)

In 3a conferenza italiana sul software geografico libero (GFOSS Day 2010) (November 2010)

The European Fire Database: development, structure and implementation

In 6th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, No. A20. (November 2010)

Wildfires in Europe: the analysis of past and future trends within the European Forest Fire Information System

In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Vol. 12 (May 2010), 15401


Forest fires are an integral part of forest dynamics. They have been largely influential in shaping the forest landscape of Europe, especially in the Mediterranean region. Fire event data collected by the countries in the region date back to the 1980s, although longer time series, although less accurate, can be reconstructed on the basis of major events in the region. At the European level, efforts of the countries and the European government to set up forest fire information systems were initiated in the early 1980s; ...


Comprehensive monitoring of wildfires in Europe: the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)

In Approaches to Managing Disaster - Assessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster Impacts (14 March 2012),


[Excerpt: Introduction] Fires are an integral component of ecosystem dynamics in European landscapes. However, uncontrolled fires cause large environmental and economic damages, especially in the Mediterranean region. On average, about 65000 fires occur in Europe every year, burning approximately half a million ha of wildland and forest areas; most of the burnt area, over 85%, is in the European Mediterranean region. Trends in number of fires and burnt areas in the Mediterranean region are presented in Fig. 1. [\n] Recent analyses of ...


Conservation: Citizens add to satellite forest maps

Nature, Vol. 490, No. 7420. (18 October 2012), pp. 342-342,

Towards a transnational system of supersites for forest monitoring and research in Europe - an overview on present state and future recommendations

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Vol. 4, No. 4. (12 August 2011), pp. 167-171,

Public perceptions of the USDA Forest Service public participation process

Forest Policy and Economics, Vol. 3, No. 3-4. (November 2001), pp. 113-124,

The European Forest Fire Information System in the context of environmental policies of the European Union

Forest Policy and Economics, Vol. 29 (April 2013), pp. 19-25,


Since the mid-20th century, countries in Europe have been organized to record information on forest fires and their effects. These initiatives were established at regional and often national level, without major interaction among countries in Europe. With the expansion of the European Union in the 1980s, when Mediterranean countries were incorporated in the EU, the issue of forest fires increased in relevance, mainly due to the damages caused by fires in the natural areas of these countries. Initial EU policies related ...


Developing a forest data portal to support multi-scale decision making

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 5, No. 6. (2012), pp. 1692-1699,


Forests play a pivotal role in timber production, maintenance and development of biodiversity and in carbon sequestration and storage in the context of the Kyoto Protocol. Policy makers and forest experts therefore require reliable information on forest extent, type and change for management, planning and modeling purposes. It is becoming increasingly clear that such forest information is frequently inconsistent and unharmonised between countries and continents. This paper presents a forest information portal that has been developed in line with the GEOSS ...


Comparative analysis of harmonized forest area estimates for European countries

Forestry, Vol. 84, No. 3. (01 July 2011), pp. 285-299,


Harmonized forest area information provides an important basis for environmental modelling and policy-making at both national and international levels. Traditionally, this information has been provided by national forest inventory statistics but is now increasingly complemented with remote sensing tools. Reliability and harmonization of both sources are important aspects to ensure comparability and to enable the development of international forest scenarios. Initiatives with the purpose of harmonization of forest area for both sources are currently ongoing. Nevertheless, all forest area estimates contain ...


Reporting on European forest fragmentation: standardized indices and web map services

IEEE Earthzine, Vol. 5, No. 2. (2012), 384031


This paper responds to the need for improved reporting and methodology reproducibility on forest fragmentation as underlined in the biodiversity policy context. The fragmentation of a focal ecosystem is conceptualized from a landscape pattern characterization based on three publicly available landscape models (Morphological Spatial Pattern application of the GUIDOS free download software, Landscape Mosaic Pattern, Conefor Sensinode free open source software) that were partly combined. A set of indices were derived and organized into five main families: two indices on general landscape ...

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