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Harmonization tests
Chirici, Gherardo; McRoberts, Ronald E.; Winter, Susanne et al.
2011In Chirici, Gherardo; Winter, Susanne; McRoberts, Ronald E. (Eds.) National Forest Inventories - contributions to Forest Biodiversity Assessments


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Keywords :
Harmonization tests; Forest biodiversity; Forest categories; Forest structure; Forest age; Deadwood; Naturalness; Ground vegetation; National Forest Inventory
Abstract :
[en] Chapter 5 reports the results of testing the proposed prodedures for harmonizing estimates of indicators for six of the seven essential features of forest biodiversity. Twenty indicators were tested using data from the common database. In general, positive results were obtained for forest categories, forest structure, forest age, deadwood, and naturalness; the results were less positive for ground vegetation because of the considerable differences in definitions and data acquisition methods. Of importance is, that the test focused on assessing harmonization procedures rather than on producing comprehensive estimates for particular countries or forest categories.
Disciplines :
Environmental sciences & ecology
Phytobiology (plant sciences, forestry, mycology...)
Agriculture & agronomy
Author, co-author :
Chirici, Gherardo
McRoberts, Ronald E.
Winter, Susanne
Barbati, Anna
Brändli, Urs-Beat
Abegg, Meinrad
Beranova, Jana
Rondeux, Jacques ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels
Bertini, Roberta
Asensio, Iciar Alberdi
Condès, Sonia
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Title :
Harmonization tests
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Main work title :
National Forest Inventories - contributions to Forest Biodiversity Assessments
Editor :
Chirici, Gherardo
Winter, Susanne
McRoberts, Ronald E.
Publisher :
Collection name :
Managing Forest Ecosystems, volume 20
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Name of the research project :
COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Funders :
DG RDT - Commission Européenne. Direction Générale de la Recherche et de l'Innovation [BE]
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