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Sunday, 26 August 2012

[ANFES] 2012-08-26 NRMI: This Issue - Software for Estimating Canopy Closure (Part 2) and Some Other Good Things.

2012-08-26 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue - Software for Estimating Canopy Closure (Part 2) and Some Other Good Things.

Software for Estimating Canopy Closure (Part 2) – Early in July Aurélie C. Shapiro wrote, “A while ago someone told me about a free, simple software program (perhaps called CAN) that can estimate canopy closure from digital photos: hemispherical as well as normal photos. Anyone know what I am talking about?” Here are some sites that may be of interest. If you know of others, please contact Aurélie at aurelie.shapiro@wwf.de

Pekin, B; Macfarlane, Craig. 2009. Measurement of Crown Cover and Leaf Area Index Using Digital Cover Photography and Its Application to Remote Sensing. Remote Sens. 1, 1298-1320. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/1/4/1298/pdf

Pleus, A.E.; Schuett-Hames, D. 1998. TFW monitoring program methods manual for the reference point survey. Washington State Dept. Natural Resources. TFW-AM9-98-002.90 p. http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/fp_tfw_am9_98_002.pdf

Rawlins, K.A., et al. 2011. EDDMapS: Invasive Plant Mapping Handbook. The University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, Tifton GA. BW-2011-02. 32 p. http://www.eddmaps.org/training/EDDmapS.pdf

Teti, P.A.; Pike, R.G. 2005. Selecting and testing an instrument for surveying stream shade. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 6(2):1–16. URL: www.forrex.org/jem/2005/vol6/no2/vol6_no2_art1.pdf

Walter, Jean-Michel. 2009. lCIMES-Fisheye - Hemispherical photography of forest canopies. http://jmnw.free.fr/ . From Molinier Matthieu, Applied GIS RS List.

WinSCANOPY http://www.regent.qc.ca/products/Scanopy/WinSCANOPYMoreFeatures.html

Zhao, F., et al. 2011. Measuring effective leaf area index, foliage profile, and stand height in New England forest stands using a full-waveform ground-based LIDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment (2011). http://www-modis.bu.edu/lidar/publication/2011_Zhao_etal.pdf

Zhao, Feng. 2011. Measuring the leaf area index and foliage profile of forest canopies using a ground-based lidar instrument (Echidna(RTM)) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 2011. http://udini.proquest.com/view/measuring-the-leaf-area-index-and-pqid:2328661751/

Zhao, Kaiguang; Popescu, Sorin. 2009. Lidar-based mapping of leaf area index and its use for validating GLOBCARBON satellite LAI product in a temperate forest of the southern USA. Remote Sensing of Environment 113 (2009) 1628–1645. http://ssl.tamu.edu/media/14431/zhaopopescu%20rse%20lai%20august%202009.pdf

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Pinjarkar, Vijay. 2012. Forest dept to geo-tag all plantations. The Times of India.. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-28/nagpur/32906117_1_plantation-target-forest-land-forest-dept

Rice, J.M., et al. 2012. Spatio-temporal patterns of tree establishment are indicative of biotic interactions during early invasion of a montane meadow. Plant Ecol. 213(4):555-568. http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/pubs/pdf/pub4710.pdf

Smith David. 2012. South African schoolboy wows Google with Kruger wildlife-tracking website. The Guardian. . http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/30/wildlife-tracker-south-africa

Tollefson, Jeff. 2012. Carnegie advances carbon mapping in Colombia. NewsBlog. http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/07/carnegie-advances-carbon-mapping-in-colombia.html

UPI. 2012. Study: Disasters can improve forest health. UPI Science News. http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/08/07/Study-Disasters-can-improve-forest-health/UPI-61351344364966/

Vinter, Phil. 2012. The changing face of Earth: dramatic high-resolution satellite images show how the world has been transformed over the last four decades. MailOnLine http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2177202/The-changing-face-Earth-Dramatic-high-resolution-satellite-images-world-changed-decades.html

Webber, B.L.; Scott, J.K. 2012. Rapid global change: implications for defining natives and aliens. Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 21(3):305-311. Abstract. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00684.x/abstract

Wold, E.N., et al. 2011. Restoration of agricultural fields to diverse wet prairie plant communities in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Northwest Sci. 85(2):269-287. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.3955/046.085.0215

KEEPING UP-TO-DATE – PRODUCTS, NEWSLETTERS, EMAIL LISTS, JOURNALS. See also http://botany.si.edu/puhttps://www.createspace.com/3489254bs/bcn/links.cfm, http://scholar.google.com/, and Directory of open access journals. http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=findJournals.

CAN-EYE  - an imaging software  (Windows) used to extract the canopy structure characteristics from true-color images (either acquired with a fish-eye or with a classic objective). https://www4.paca.inra.fr/can-eye/ . From Guillaume Drolet via Aurélie C. Shapiro, Applied GIS RS List.

WORKING SMARTER - WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS, EVENTS, ETC. – See also: http://www.gfis.net, http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/ and http://www.iufro.org/discover/noticeboard/.

7-9 October 2012. Southern Mensurationists SOMENS 2012. Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Online registration is available at: www.westernforestry.org. Authors may submit their abstracts to: richard@westernforestry.org

MOVING AHEAD – OPPORTUNITIES – See also: Scholarships-Positions - http://scholarship-positions.com/ , Forestry, Arboriculture, Agriculture, Agronomy & Natural Resource Management Jobs at http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/forest.htm, Riley Guide to Agriculture, Forestry, & Farming Jobs http://www.rileyguide.com/agric.html, Finding Your Dream Job in Natural Resources http://www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/, http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html The Job Seekers Guide for International and Environmental Careers http://timresch.net/ejobs/index.htm and Scholarship Listing http://www.scholarshiplisting.com/.

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Call for Expressions of Interest: Energy and International Development: Understanding Sustainable Energy Solutions in Developing Countries

Call for Expressions of Interest

Energy and International Development: Understanding Sustainable Energy
Solutions in Developing Countries
Closing date:
12:00 on 28 September 2012
Issue date:
14 August 2012
Return form to:
EnergyInternationalDevelopment@epsrc.ac.uk
Category:
Expression of interest
Related theme:
Energy
Summary
EPSRC is leading a call on behalf of the RCUK Energy Programme in
collaboration with the Department for International Development (DFID)
and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and invites
expressions of interest from organisations (based in either developing
countries or the UK) who wish to bid under a major new research call
on understanding sustainable energy solutions in developing countries.
Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a short
development workshop to refine the priority research challenges around
energy in the context of international development and help facilitate
collaborative bids. This workshop will be held from 12-14 December in
Nairobi, Kenya. The outputs of this workshop will be outline proposals
that will undergo peer review immediately following the workshop, the
successful outlines will then be invited to submit full proposals.
Only attendees present at the development workshop (and those they are
representing) will be eligible to submit full proposals to this call.

http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/energyandinternationaldevelopment.aspx


Energy & International Development: Understanding Sustainable Energy
Solutions in Developing Countries

Call for Expressions of Interest


http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/energyandinternationaldevelopment.aspx

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Sunday, 19 August 2012

[ANFES] 2012-08-19 NRMI: This Issue - Software for Estimating Canopy Closure (Part 1) and Some Other Good Things.

2012-08-19 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue - Software for Estimating Canopy Closure (Part 1) and Some Other Good Things.

Software for Estimating Canopy Closure (Part 1) – Early in July, Aurélie C. Shapiro wrote, “A while ago someone told me about a free, simple software program (perhaps called CAN) that can estimate canopy closure from digital photos: hemispherical as well as normal photos. Anyone know what I am talking about?” Here are some sites that may be of interest. If you know of others, please contact Aurélie at aurelie.shapiro@wwf.de

Boulianne, Michel et al. 1997. Hemispherical Photographs Used for Mapping Confined Spaces. http://asprs.org/a/publications/pers/97journal/september/1997_sep_1103-1109.pdf

Canopy Measurement http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/programs/forest_mgmt/projects/canopymeasure/

Fiala, Anne C.S. et al. 2006. Comparison of five canopy cover estimation techniques in the western Oregon Cascades. Forest Ecology and Management 232: 188–197 http://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/29130/PDF

Frazer, G.W., et al. 1999. Gap Light Analyzer (GLA), Version 2.0: Imaging software to extract canopy structure and gap light transmission indices from true-colour fisheye photographs, users manual and program documentation. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, and the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York. http://rem.sfu.ca/forestry/downloads/Files/GLAV2UsersManual.pdf

Gonsamo, Alemu et al. 2011. CIMES: A package of programs for determining canopy geometry and solar radiation regimes through hemispherical photographs. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 79(2): 207-215. http://utoronto.academia.edu/AlemuGonsamo/Papers/357226/CIMES_A_package_of_programs_for_determining_canopy_geometry_and_solar_radiation_regimes_through_hemispherical_photographs

Jarčuška, B., 2008. Methodical overview to hemispherical photography, demonstrated on an example of the software GLA. Folia oecol., 35: 66–69. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Hemispherical_photography-methodological_paper.pdf

Kempeneers, Pieter. 2007. Information Extraction from Hyperspectral Images Applied to Vegetation. Proefschrift voorgelegd tot het behalen van de graad van Doctor in de Wetenschappen aan de Universiteit Antwerpen te verdedigen door. 170 p. http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/121922.pdf

Korhonen, L., et al.. 2006. Estimation of forest canopy cover: a comparison of field measurement techniques. Silva Fennica 40(4): 577–588. http://metla.eu/silvafennica/full/sf40/sf404577.pdf

Leblanc, Sylvain G. et al. 2004. Methodology comparison for canopy structure parameters extraction from digital hemispherical photography in boreal forests. NASA Publications. Paper 6. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/nasapub/6

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Bechtold, W.A.; et al. eds. 2012. A synthesis of evaluation monitoring projects sponsored by the forest health monitoring program (1998-2007). Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-159. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 140 p. available online: www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/40934. From Barbara Conkling, USFS.

Castro H, Álvaro, et al. n.d. El fenómeno del calentamiento global... http://www.elmundoforestal.com/cazadoresdecarbono/. From Bernardo Vargas, Costa Rica.

Doyle, Alister. 2012. East Africa's forests shrink, especially near parks. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/30/us-climate-forests-idUKBRE86T0XX20120730

Drury, Jim. 2012. Teenage flash of inspiration helps lions, livestock coexist. Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/07/16/reuters-tv-teenage-flash-of-inspiration-helps-lions?videoId=236512491&videoChannel=118065

FAO. 2012. Central Africa: Ten Countries Agree to Improve Forest Monitoring. Press Release. http://allafrica.com/stories/201207260910.html

ISPRS. 2012. Collaborative Mapping. Special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi/special_issues/collaborative-mapping. From Artur Gil, Applied GIS-RS List.

Javed, S., et al. 2012. First description of autumn migration of Sooty Falcon Falco concolor from the United Arab Emirates to Madagascar using satellite telemetry. Bird Conserv. Int. 22(1):106-119. Summary. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8503014

Kadlec, T., et al. 2012. Timed surveys and transect walks as comparable methods for monitoring butterflies in small plots. J. Insect Conserv. 16(2):275-280. Summary. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/163506519?versionId=178229674

Khan, Wajid Ali. 2012. KP forest cover growing, claims minister. Dawn News. . http://dawn.com/2012/07/19/kp-forest-cover-growing-claims-minister-2/

Mercer, Daniel. 2012. Forest plan relies on old rainfall data. The West. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/14411782/forest-plan-relies-on-old-rainfall-data/

Ngalame, Elias Ntungwe. 2012. Cameroon to protect forests with satellite monitoring. The AlertNet. http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/cameroon-to-protect-forests-with-satellite-monitoring

KEEPING UP-TO-DATE – PRODUCTS, NEWSLETTERS, EMAIL LISTS, JOURNALS. See also http://botany.si.edu/puhttps://www.createspace.com/3489254bs/bcn/links.cfm, http://scholar.google.com/, and Directory of open access journals. http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=findJournals.

INFO SYLVA – You may find the latest issue of FAOs news-clipping newsletter at http://www.fao.org/forestry/33895-0641d71eb44882bdc8145c68c4cf72eb8.pdf

ScanEx Newsletter – The July 2012 issue of ScanEx monthly newsletter on Earth observation from space may now be found at http://www.scanex.ru/en/news/newsletter/archive/v69/newsletter.htm

WORKING SMARTER - WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS, EVENTS, ETC. – See also: http://www.gfis.net, http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/ and http://www.iufro.org/discover/noticeboard/.

24-27 September 2012.. IUFRO Small-Scale Forestry Conference: Science for Solutions. Amherst, MA, USA more information, visit the conference website: http://iufrossf2012.org/ . From Barbara Conkling, USFS

30-31 October 2012. Restoring the West Conference 2012: Balancing Energy Development and Biodiversity. Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA The Conference will examine how the boom in energy development occurring in many parts of the West is affecting or may affect the well-being of plant and animal species found in the region. From sage grouse to the hookless cactus to shrubby reed-mustard, many creatures that are rare or uncommon are under increased pressure, or will be, as energy resources are developed. We invite biologists, land managers and owners, energy development firms, and students to come together to talk about which plants and animals are at risk, how energy development affects these creatures, and how we might mitigate these effects to maintain biodiversity and promote responsible energy development. There will be plenary sessions on both days and a poster session Tuesday afternoon. Poster submissions are requested. For more information including registration deadlines, visit the conference website at http://restoringthewest.org/ . From Barbara Conkling, USFS

19-23 November 2012. Risk Analysis of Forest Invasive Alien Species. Theme to include insects, plants, pathogens, vertebrates and other life forms. Dehradun, India. Sponsored by IUFRO Working Party 4.04.07 - Risk Analysis in collaboration with IUFRO Working Party 8.02.04 – Ecology of Alien Invasives. You are invited to visit the conference website: http://riskanalysis-iufro.org. From Dr. Ravinder K. Kohli, Panjab University.

8-12 December 2012. The First IUGG GRC Conference on Extreme Natural Hazards and Risk.  Chapman University, Orange, California USA. Please visit http://www1.chapman.edu/~rsingh/GeoRisk2012, From Ramesh P. Singh, Applied GIS RS List.

MOVING AHEAD – OPPORTUNITIES – See also: Scholarships-Positions - http://scholarship-positions.com/ , Forestry, Arboriculture, Agriculture, Agronomy & Natural Resource Management Jobs at http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/forest.htm, Riley Guide to Agriculture, Forestry, & Farming Jobs http://www.rileyguide.com/agric.html, Finding Your Dream Job in Natural Resources http://www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/, http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html The Job Seekers Guide for International and Environmental Careers http://timresch.net/ejobs/index.htm and Scholarship Listing http://www.scholarshiplisting.com/

NEXT ISSUE – Software for Estimating Canopy Closure Part 2

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Sunday, 12 August 2012

[ANFES] 2012-08-12 NRMI: This Issue - Land Cover Mapping in Mexico (Part 3 of 3) and Some Other Good Things.

2012-08-12 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue - Land Cover Mapping in Mexico (Part 3 of 3) and Some Other Good Things.

BUT FIRST, WON’T YOU PLEASE HELP - Effects of Steep slope logging. – Cristina Hubbard writes, “At one point in time, I had an article or report on the effects of steep slope logging, but it seems to lost in the depths of my computer. Does anyone have access to data on this?” If you can help, please contact Cristina at Chrise forestweb.cg@gmail.com.

 LAND COVER MAPPING IN MEXICO (Part 3 of 3). This past May. Justin Fisher wrote “I am looking for a GIS land cover map for Mexico. The more recent the better, but will take anything. I am particularly interested in areas near (25 km) the coast from the TX border to the tip of the Yucatan peninsula.” Here are some sites that may be of interest. If you know of others, please contact Justin at Justin.W.Fischer@APHIS.USDA.GOV

Neeti, Neeti et al. 2012. Mapping seasonal trends in vegetation using AVHRR-NDVI time series in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters 3(5): 433-442. Abstract. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01431161.2011.616238#preview

Norman, Laura M; Wallace, Cynthia S.A. 2008. Mapping Land Use/Land Cover in the Ambos Nogales Study Area U.S. Geological Survey. Open-File Report 2008-1378. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1378/

North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS) -
http://www.cec.org/Page.asp?PageID=924&SiteNodeID=565 From Gerardo López Saldaña, Applied GIS RS List.

North American Land Cover 2005 Data Release (2010). http://www.cec.org/newsletter/Newsletter_Mar25_en.html

Ruiz-Luna, Arturo; Berlanga-Robles, César A. 2003. Land use, land cover changes and coastal lagoon surface reduction associated with urban growth in northwest Mexico. Landscape Ecology 18(2): 159-171. Abstract. http://www.springerlink.com/content/g7t2g3623862k5u2/

Schmook, Birgit, et al. 2011. A step-wise land-cover classification of the tropical forests of the Southern Yucatan, Mexico. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(4): 1139-1164. Abstract. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1963983

Soto-Galera, Ernesto., et al. 2010. Spatial and temporal land cover changes in Terminos Lagoon Reserve, Mexico. Rev. biol. trop v.58 n.2 San José jun. 2010. http://www.scielo.sa.cr/scielo.php?pid=S0034-77442010000200003&script=sci_arttext and http://www.ots.ac.cr/tropiweb/attachments/volumes/vol58-2/03-Soto-Terminos.pdf

The Environmental Disturbances in the Greater Yucatan (EDGY) http://landchange.rutgers.edu/research.html

U.S.-Mexico Border Geospatial and Mapping Data- http://137.227.231.90/fcc/maps.htm

UNEP 2010. The Latin America and the Caribbean Atlas of Our Changing Environment. Abstract. http://www.unep.org/publications/contents/pub_details_search.asp?ID=4169

Velázque, Alejandro et al. 2003. Land use-cover change processes in highly biodiverse areas: the case of Oaxaca, Mexico. Global Environmental Change 13(3): 175–184. Abstract. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378003000359

Velázquez, A. et al. n.d. Land cover mapping to obtain a current profile of deforestation in Mexico.1 p. http://www.ciga.unam.mx/investigadores/zacatuche/PDF/611Articulos%20de%20investigacion%20en%20revistas%20arbitradas/6113Revistas%20Internacionales%20(incluidas%20en%20indices%20diferentes)/6113-9.pdf

Vester, Henricus F. M., et al. 2007. Land change in the southern Yucatán and Calakmul biosphere reserve: effects on habitat and biodiversity. Ecological Applications 17:989–1003. http://www.public.asu.edu/~bturner4/Vester%20et%20al..pdf

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Arponen, A., et al. 2012. Effects of connectivity and spatial resolution of analyses on conservation prioritization across large extents. Conserv. Biol. 26(2):294-304. Abstract. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22268786

 Bachelet, D., et al. 2011. Climate change impacts on Western Pacific Northwest prairies and savannas. Northwest Sci. 85(2):411-429. http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3955/046.085.0224

Barberá, C., et al.. 2012. Biodiversity and habitat mapping of Menorca Channel (western Mediterranean): implications for conservation. Biodivers. Conserv. 21(3):701-728. Abstract and Preview. http://www.springerlink.com/content/22054834221w6822/

Bellard, C., et al. 2012. Impacts of climate change on the future of biodiversity. Ecol. Lett. 15(4):365-377. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01736.x/full

Bird, J.P., et al. 2012. Integrating spatially explicit habitat projections into extinction risk assessments: a reassessment of Amazonian avifauna incorporating projected deforestation. Divers. Distrib. 18(3):273-281. Abstract. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00843.x/abstract

Botts, E.A., et al. 2012. Methods to detect species range size change from biological atlas data: a comparison using the South African Frog Atlas Project. Biol. Conserv. 146(1):72-80. Abstract. http://www.citeulike.org/user/kaiserm/article/10178760

Canessa, S., et al. 2012. Integrating variability in detection probabilities when designing wildlife surveys: a case study of amphibians from south-eastern Australia. Biodivers. Conserv. 21(3):729-744. Abstract. http://www.springerlink.com/content/pu8274x073t37362/

Caniglia, R., et al. 2012. An improved procedure to estimate wolf abundance using non-invasive genetic sampling and capture-recapture mixture models. Conserv. Genet. 13(1):53-64. Abstract. http://www.springerlink.com/content/g8p7605656164138/

Clow, David W.et al. 2011. Responses of soil and water chemistry to mountain pine beetle induced tree mortality in Grand County, Colorado, USA. Applied Geochemistry 26: S174–S178. Abstract. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883292711001752. From the Appealist.

KEEPING UP-TO-DATE – PRODUCTS, NEWSLETTERS, EMAIL LISTS, JOURNALS. See also http://botany.si.edu/puhttps://www.createspace.com/3489254bs/bcn/links.cfm, http://scholar.google.com/, and Directory of open access journals. http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=findJournals.

People and Forests E-News – You may access the August 2012 issue at- http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a79eee76ce1869204bc04a12d&id=b75e2676dc&e=73f2043cf8#publications

SDI Regional Newsletters – The Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Regional Newsletters for July 2012 are now posted on the GSDI home page at http://www.gsdi.org., You may also download them directly as follows:

SDI-Latin America and Caribbean Newsletter - http://portal.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=1100 (Spanish); http://portal.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=1101 (English); forthcoming (Portuguese)

SDI-Africa Newsletter - http://portal.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=1096 (English)

SDI-Asia Pacific Newsletter - http://memberservices.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=1099 (English); forthcoming (Chinese)

Past and current SDI Regional newsletters are also accessible in the archives at http://www.gsdi.org/newsletters.php

 WORKING SMARTER - WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS, EVENTS, ETC. – See also: http://www.gfis.net, http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/ and http://www.iufro.org/discover/noticeboard/.

MOVING AHEAD – OPPORTUNITIES – See also: Scholarships-Positions - http://scholarship-positions.com/ , Forestry, Arboriculture, Agriculture, Agronomy & Natural Resource Management Jobs at http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/forest.htm, Riley Guide to Agriculture, Forestry, & Farming Jobs http://www.rileyguide.com/agric.html, Finding Your Dream Job in Natural Resources http://www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/, http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html The Job Seekers Guide for International and Environmental Careers http://timresch.net/ejobs/index.htm and Scholarship Listing http://www.scholarshiplisting.com/.

Authors Sought - The GEOIST seeks to advance science and technology in geospatial technology related fields using education and other resources. The fields of interest of the GEOIST are the theory, concepts and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere and space as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information. Environmental Sustainability in Remote Sensing (ESRS) book welcomes the submission of manuscripts/ chapters that meet original scholarly high-quality work such as analytical, numerical or experimental results and physical analysis of processes of lasting scientific value..The target audience includes, but is not limited to, professionals, students, technicians, engineers and researchers with an interest in the field of Environmental Sustainability in Remote Sensing (ESRS). All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible and the book strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors as quick as possible. For detail see http://www.geoist.org.in/Index.html or contact Er. Pavan Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Remote Sensing, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India-304022 at pawan2607@gmx.com. From the Applied GIS RS List.

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