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Sunday, 23 September 2012

[ANFES] 2012-09-23 NRMI: This Issue - Remote sensing, forestry, appeals, and laws (Part 2) and Some Other Good Things.,,

2012-09-23 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue - Remote sensing, forestry, appeals, and laws (Part 2) and Some Other Good Things.

 

BUT FIRST WON”T YOU PLEASE HELP? Tree Heights from Satellites. Asian writes, “Dear all,  I am looking for literature about tree height estimation using remote sensing data especially using radar.” If you have any information to share, please contact Asian at acoinggo@GMAIL.COM.

REMOTE SENSING, FORESTRY, APPEALS, AND LAWS (Part 2) – Here are some sites that may be of interest. If you know of others, please contact me and I will list in the next issue. gyde@comcast.net.

ELDF; WWF India 2009. Protection of Forests in India - The Godavarman Story, New Delhi. 569 p. http://www.scribd.com/doc/54119432/Indias-Forests-and-the-Judiciary

Ervin, Scott. 1984. Law in a Vacuum: The Common Heritage Doctrine in Outer Space Law. Boston College International and Comparative Law Review 7(2). Article 9. 30 p. http://lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu/iclr/vol7/iss2/9/.

EU 2008. Regulation on the measures to be undertaken by the European Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy. Council of the European Union Regulation (EC) N. 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:025:0001:0002:EN:PDF

Gabrynowicx, Joanne Irene ed. 2002. Proceedings – The first international conference on the state of remote sensing law. 271 p. http://www.spacelaw.olemiss.edu/resources/pdfs/proceedings.pdf

Gabrynowicx, Joanne Irene ed. 2008. The 2nd international conference on the state of remote sensing law. Journal of Space Law 34(1). 215 p. http://www.spacelaw.olemiss.edu/jsl/pdfs/back-issues/jsl-34-1.pdf

Geer, Karen. 2011. The Constitutionality of Remote Sensing Satellite Surveillance in Warrantless Environmental Inspections. Fordham Environmental Law Review 3(1) Article 3. 15 p. http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/elr/vol3/iss1/3/

Gunasekara, Surya Gablin 2010.The march of science: fourth amendment implications on remote sensing in criminal law. Journal of Space Law 36: 115-141. http://www.spacelaw.olemiss.edu/jsl/pdfs/articles/jsl-36-gunasekara.pdf

Hashimoto,Hirofumi et al. 2012. Exploring Simple Algorithms for Estimating Gross Primary Production in Forested Areas from Satellite Data. Remote Sensing 4(1), 303-326. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/4/1/303/htm

Hodge, Sharon Hatch. 1997. Satellite Data and Environmental Law: Technology Ripe for Litigation Application, 14 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 691 http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/pelr/vol14/iss2/8

INECE 2009, Monitoring Compliance. 12 p. http://www.inece.org/princips/ch6.pdf

INECE 2009. Principles of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Handbook. 134 p. http://inece.org/principles/PrinciplesHandbook_23sept09.pdf

Ito, Atsuyo. 2011. Legal Aspects of Satellite Remote Sensing. 372 p. Abstract, http://www.brill.com/legal-aspects-satellite-remote-sensing

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Boxall, Bettina, 2011. Giant sequoia falls, raising questions about what to do next. Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/29/local/la-me-fallen-sequoia-20111029. From Ara Marderosian, Sequoia ForestKeeper.

Dahlgren, Kristen. 2011. What happens when a 1,500-year-old tree falls? NBC News. Video. http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/11/03/8621758-what-happens-when-a-1500-year-old-tree-falls. From Ara Marderosian, Sequoia ForestKeeper.

Forgarty, David. 2012. Insight: DNA tests tell trees from the wood; curb illegal logging. Reuters. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/08/19/us-timber-idUKBRE87I09D20120819

Gergel, Sarah E. et al. 2007. What is the Value of a Good Map? An Example Using High Spatial Resolution Imagery to Aid Riparian Restoration. Ecosystems. 15 p. http://crs.itb.ac.id/media/Jurnal/Refs/Landscape/WhatIsTheValueOfAGoodMap.pdf

Gillson, Lindsey; Ekblom, Annel. 2009. Untangling anthropogenic and climatic influence on riverine forest in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Veget Hist Archaeobot 18:171–185 http://blogs.uct.ac.za/gallery/643/GillsonEkblomUntangling09.pdf

Golicher, D.J., et al. 2012. Effects of climate change on the potential species richness of Mesoamerican forests. Biotropica 44(3):284-293. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00815.x/pdf

Guinard, E., et al. 2012. Motorways and bird traffic casualties: carcasses surveys and scavenging bias. Biol. Conserv. 147(1):40-51. http://www.cebc.cnrs.fr/publipdf/2012/GBC147_2012.pdf

Harrison, M.E., et al. 2012. Biodiversity monitoring protocols for REDD+: can a one-size-fits-all approach really work? Trop. Conserv. Sci. 5(1):1-11. http://outrop.blogspot.com/2012/03/biodiversity-monitoring-for-redd-can.html

Hsu, R.C.C., et al. 2012. Simulating climate change impacts on forests and associated vascular epiphytes in a subtropical island of East Asia. Divers. Distrib. 18(4):334-347. Abstract. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00819.x/abstract

Keenan, R.J.; Read, S.M. 2012. Assessment and management of old-growth forests in south eastern Australia. Plant Biosyst. 146(1):214-222. Page preview. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/11263504.2011.650726#preview

King, Douglas J. 2000. Airborne remote sensing in forestry: Sensors, analysis and applications. The Forestry Chronicle 76(6): 859-876. Abstract. http://pubs.cif-ifc.org/doi/abs/10.5558/tfc76859-6?journalCode=tfc

Lebel, L.; Steffen,W. eds. 1998. Global Environmental Change and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia: Science Plan for a SARCS Integrated Study. SARCS: Thailand. 1998. http://www.sarcs.org/new/issp/isspindx.htm

Lindenmayer, D.B., et al. 2012. Improving biodiversity monitoring. Austral Ecol. 37(3):285-294. Abstract. . http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02314.x/abstract

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.

INFOSYLVA – You may access issue 17/2012 at http://www.fao.org/forestry/34294-08146de330a3606149ac62046c73996cb.pdf

ISPRS e-Bulletin - Issue No 4 – 2012 is now available at http://www.isprs.org/news/newsletter/2012-04/index.html04/index.html From Markus Englich.

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/.

27-30 November 2012. Mapping Pacific Resources. Pacific Islands GIS&RS Conference 2012. Suva, Fiji. http://picgisrs.appspot.com/file/page/blog/flyer/GIS%20Conference%20Flyer%202012.pdf

3-6 March 2013. Environmental Health 2013 - Science and Policy to Protect Future Generations. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Call for papers is now open. http://www.environmentalhealthconference.com/

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 – Remote Sensing, Forestry, Appeals and Law (Part 3)

 

Pay It Forward – Cheers, Gyde          

 

 

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

[ANFES] 2012-09-09 NRMI: This Issue - Effects of Steep Slope Logging and Some Other Good Things.

2012-09-09 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue - Effects of Steep Slope Logging and Some Other Good Things.

BUT FIRST, WON’T YOU PLEASE HELP? Vegetation Spectral Information Sought - Mounir Louhaichi writes, “I am looking for references that explain the limitation of spectral similarities between forest species hindering attainment of high classification accuracy”. Mounir also writes “I looking for information that can explain best band combination when using hyperspectral data relating to vegetation communities”. If you have information to share please contact Mounir at Mounir.Louhaichi@OREGONSTATE.EDU

EFFECTS OF STEEP SLOPE LOGGING.- Last month Cristina Hubbard wrote, “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?” Here are some sites that may be of interest. If you know of others, please contact Cristina at forestweb.cg@gmail.com.

Baumgras, John E.; LeDoux,Chris B. n.d. Hardwood silviculture and skyline yarding on steep slopes:economic and environmental impacts. 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. 11 p.. http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_ne197/gtr_ne197_463.pdf

Burns, James W.1972. Some Effects of Logging and Associated Road Construction on Northern California Streams. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. N0. 1 17 p http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/4351/Burns72.pdf

Davies, P.E.; Nelson, M. 1983. The effect of steep slope logging on fine sediment infiltration into the beds of ephemeral and perennial streams of the Dazzler Range, Tasmania, Australia. Journal of Hydrology 150(4): 481–450. Abstract. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/002216949390122P

Davies, P.E.; Nelson, M. 1993. The effect of steep slope logging on fine sediment infiltration into the beds of ephemeral and perennial streams of the Dazzler Range, Tasmania, Australia. Journal of Hydrology. 150: 481504. Abstract. http://eprints.utas.edu.au/469/ . From Ara Marderosian, Appealist

Ercelawn, Ayesha. 2000. End of the Road: The Adverse Ecological Impacts of Roads and Logging: A Compilation of Independently Reviewed Research. NRDC. http://www.nrdc.org/land/forests/roads/eotrinx.asp

Gray, Donald H. 2009. Effect of woody vegetation removal on the hydrology and stability of slopes. Literature Review, 23 p. ftp://136.200.241.91/outgoing/FMO/Veg_on_Levees/Literature%20Reviews/Effects%20of%20Tree%20Removal.pdf

Jenkins, Austin 2009. Preliminary Results of Washington Steep-Slope Logging Study. KUOW News. http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=17156

Jordan, Peter et al.n.d. Forest Management Effects on Hillslope Processes. Chapter 9. 56 p. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/Lmh/Lmh66/Lmh66_ch09.pdf

Krogstad, Finn et al. 1999. Comparing Environmental Impacts of Long-Reach vs. Conventional Skyline Design Options. Presented at the International Mountain Logging and 10th Pacific Northwest Skyline Symposium, Corvallis Oregon, Mar 28 - Apr 1, 1999. http://depts.washington.edu/feprojec/cumulative/sky_sed/sky_sed.html

Lakes Region Planning Commission. 2005. Regulating Development on Steep Slopes, Hillsides, and Ridgelines. 32 p. http://www.nh.gov/oep/resourcelibrary/referencelibrary/s/steepslopeprotection/documents/lrpcreport.pdf

McKenzie, Dan W.; Garrett, Skip. 1994. Steep Slope Logging Slash Treatment. US Forest Service. 9451 1206-SDTDC 13 p. http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/pdfimage/94511206.pdf

OHS Guidelines Part 26 Forestry Operations and Similar Activities ... http://www2.worksafebc.com/publications/ohsregulation/GuidelinePart26.asp

Pinard, M. A., et al.. 2000. Lessons learned from the implementation of reduced-impact logging in hilly terrain in Sabah, Malaysia. Int. For. Rev. 7 p. http://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/articles/APinard0001.pdf

Purser, M. D.; Cundy, W. 1992. Changes in soil physical properties due to cable yarding and their hydrologic implications. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 7: 36-39. Abstract. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/saf/wjaf/1992/00000007/00000002/art00004. From Ara Marderosian, Appealist

Rice, R. M. et al. n.d. Erosional consequences of timber harvesting: an appraisal. National Symposium on Watersheds in Transition. 9 p.

Sidle, Roy C 1980. Impacts of Forest Practices on Surface Erosion. PNW 195. 18 p. http://scholarsarchive.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/24100/PNWNO195.pdf?sequence=1

Smart, William B; Carr, Jeffrey L. n.d. Harvesting impacts on steep slopes in Virginia. 8th CentralHardwoodForestConference. 67-81. http://www.ncrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/ch/ch08/CHvolume08page067.pdf

Steep Slope Development in the Upper Catawba. http://www.catawbariverkeeper.org/issues/upper-catawba/steep-slope-development-in-the-upper-catawba

Steep Slope Ordinance (PA). http://conservationtools.org/guides/show/59

Swanson, F. J., et al.1989. Erosional processes and long-term site productivity. In Maintaining the Long-Term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Forest Ecosystems. D. A. Perry, et al., eds. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. p. 67-81. http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/pubs/pdf/pub1009.pdf, From Ara Marderosian, Appealist

WFLC.2009. Sierra Club Files Complaint Against Weyerhaeuser for Logging on Steep and Unstable Slopes. Washington Forest Law Center.. http://wflc.org/cases/credibleforestcert/SFI%20Complaint

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Download and resampling of MODIS images http://spatial-analyst.net/wiki/index.php?title=Download_and_resampling_of_MODIS_images

 Puustjärvi, Esa, et al. 2003. Transfer of environmentally sound technologies from developed countries to developing countries. Background Document for the Ad Hoc Expert Group on Finance and Environmentally Sound Technologies, 79 p. http://www.un.org/esa/forests/pdf/aheg/finance-tests/f-tests_background-indufor.pdf

Whalin, Brett. 2012.Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Remote Sensing Technology Used Against Bark Beetles in National Forests. sUAS News. http://www.suasnews.com/2012/02/11985/unmanned-aircraft-systems’-remote-sensing-technology-used-against-bark-beetles-in-national-forests/

WSDNR. 2004. A Desirable Forest Health Program for Washington’s Forests - Forest Health Strategy Work Group Report. 63 p. http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/rp_fh_foresthealthreport.pdf

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.

BCN - Biological Conservation Newsletter September 2012 - Issue No. 333 now available at http://botany.si.edu/pubs/bcn/issue/latest.htm

Infosylva – You may find the latest issue No. 16/2012 at http://www.fao.org/forestry/34121-03ecebe8d8ce6437cd76604812eb6b29c.pdf

IUFRO News - We are happy to announce that the issue 8 of International Union of Forest Research Organizations IUFRO News 2012, volume 41 is available for download as a PDF or Word file at: http://www.iufro.org/publications/news/electronic-news/

JournalTOCs – JournalTOCs is the largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs): 19,656 journals (including 4,130 selected Open Access Journals) from 1120 publishers. It is for researchers, students, librarians and anyone looking for the latest scholarly articles. JournalTOCs alerts you when new issues of your followed journals are published. See http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/.

NWFP-Dignest-L – The latest issue of FAOs Non-Wood Forest Products newsletter is now available at http://www.fao.org/forestry/76913/en/

People and Forest E News – September 2012 issue now available at http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a79eee76ce1869204bc04a12d&id=2dbe3edcd8&e=73f2043cf8

SDI Newsletters - The Spatial Data Infrastructure Regional Newsletters for September 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=1119 (Spanish); http://portal.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=1118  (English).

SDI-Africa Newsletter - http://portal.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=1115   (English)

SDI-Asia Pacific Newsletter - http://portal.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=1116  (English). Chinese translations of the newsletter are posted as they arrive and may be downloaded at http://www.gsdi.org/newsletters.php

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/.

NEXT ISSUE – Remote Sensing, Forestry, Appeals and Law

Pay It Forward – Cheers, Gyde          

 

 

--   H. Gyde Lund    Forest Information Services  6238 Settlers Trail Place  Gainesville, VA 20155-1374 USA  Tel: +1-703-743-1755  Email: gyde<at>comcast.net    URL: http://www.forestinfoservices.com  CV: http://home.comcast.net/~gyde/cv.html.   Publications: http://home.comcast.net/~gyde/lundpub.htm.   Skype: forestgyde   

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