Forest Resource Information
Guest Editor for Forest Resource Information
Daniel McInerney, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul E. Racette email@example.com
Christoph Aubrecht firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles published for Earthzine’s Forest Resource Information theme (March. 20 – June 20, 2012) address current issues, and existing and emerging techniques to derive forest resource information at different scales.
Specific topics of interest for our Forest Resource Information theme include: how Earth observation (sensors and techniques) is being used to monitor forests and estimate biophysical parameters from local to global scales, including methods of validation; applications of Earth observation techniques that are being used for REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) activities and the GEO Forest Carbon Tracking Task (GEO-FCT); uses of satellite image-derived forest map products and statistics to support forest planning and policy making; how Earth observation and information systems are used to monitor natural hazards affecting forests, in particular, forest fires; and the use of interoperable Web-based standards to disseminate and share forest resource information between existing geo-information systems and web-processing work flows.