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Sunday, 21 April 2013

[ANFES] 2013-04-21 NRMI: This Issue: Surveying Boreal Frogs and Some Other Good Things

2013-04-21 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue: Surveying Boreal Frogs and Some Other Good Things

BUT FIRST, WON’T YOU PLEASE HELP? Restricted Use Technology – Recently I ran across some references to ‘Restricted Use Technology’ but have been unable to find a good definition of it and any references to its use with natural resource monitoring. If you have any information to share, please send to me at gyde@cpmcast.net. Thanks, Gyde.

SURVEYING BOREAL FROGS – Last November, a list member inquired about monitoring frog populations in the boreal forests. Here are some sites that may be of interest.

Booth, William. 2012. In 'ark,' a battle to save frogs from fungus. Washington Post, 31 December 2012. pages A1 and A4.

Booth, William. 2012. Scientists try to save the frogs as time runs out. Washington Post World Section.

Boreal toad habitat protection.

Carey, Cynthia et al. 2005. Factors limiting the recovery of Boreal Toads (Bufo b. boreas). Chapter 31 In Lannoo, A. Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species.

CDW. 2008. Report on the status and conservation of the boreal toad Bufo boreas boreas in the southern Rocky Mountains 2006 – 2007. 134 p.

City of Aspen. 2012. Study: No boreal toads along lower Maroon Creek.

Colorado DNR 2002. Hatchery-Reared Boreal Toads Released.

Colorado. 2011. Boreal Surveying Slide Show - Procedures for Monitoring and Surveying Boreal Toad Populations.

Corn, Paul Stephen et al. 2011. Long-Term Observations of Boreal Toads at an ARMI Apex Site. 4 p.

Corn, Paul Stephen. 1998. Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Boreal Toads in Colorado. Ecological Applications 8(1): 18-26

Hossack, Blake R.; et al.2006. Distribution of boreal toad populations in relation to estimated UV-B dose in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. USGS Staff -- Published Research. Paper 95. 11 p.

Keinath, D.; McGee, M. 2005. Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas): a technical conservation assessment. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. 70 p.

Lambert, Brad. 2009. Boreal Toad Monitoring and Surveys.

Lambert, Brad. 2011? Boreal toad monitoring. Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

Livo, Lauren J. 2001. Procedures for Monitoring and Surveying Boreal Toad Populations. Colorado Division of Wildlife. 35 slides.

Lloyd, Gretchen. 2001. Saving the boreal toad.

Muths, Erin et al. 2008. Distribution and environmental limitations of an amphibian pathogen in the Rocky Mountains, USA. Biological Conservation. 141: 1484-1492.

New Mexico Boreal Toad Repatriation 2009 (Year two). 22 p.

Peterson, C. et al. n.d. Amphibian and Reptile Inventory and Monitoring: Greater Yellowstone Network.

USGS. 2000, Chytrid fungus associated with boreal toad deaths in Rocky Mountains.

Utah DNR. 2009. Boreal Toad (Anaxyrus (=Bufo) boreas boreas) Statewide Monitoring Summary, 2008. Publication Number 09-30. 64 p.

Utah. DNR. 2005. Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas) Conservation Plan. 72 p.

Western Ecosystems Inc. 2001. Results of 2001 boreal toad breeding season monitoring on Silver Mountain Village, Summit County, Colorado. Memo. 8 p.

Young, Michael K. ; Schmetterling, David A. 2009. Age-Related Seasonal Variation in Captures of Stream-Borne Boreal Toads (Bufo boreas boreas, Bufonidae) in Western Montana. Copeia: 2009(1):117-124. Abstract.

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Ellis, Erle et al. 2010. Land-use and land-cover change. In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth April 18, 2010; Last revised Date March 20, 2013.

EVC 2011. New Land Cover Database. The EVC Scope - East View Cartographic Geospatial Newsletter 3(8).

Existing Land Use Map (Washington, DC).

FAO. 2010. The potential of spatial planning tools to support the ecosystem approach to aquaculture. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings 17. 185 p.

FAO. 2013. Mapping Forests -- The Path to Green Growth. Video.

Freudenberger, L., eet al. 2012. A global map of the functionality of terrestrial ecosystems. Ecol. Complex. 12:13-22. Abstract.

Fritz, Steffen et al. 2012. Resolving uncertainty in global land cover. 40 slides.

Fritz, Steffen. N.d. Experiences from the geo-wiki project with a specific focuss on data sharing. 28 slides

García, O. 2013. Forest Stands as Dynamical Systems: An Introduction. Modern Applied Science 7(5): 32-38. From Oscar Garcia, Univ. Northern British Columbia.

Gillespie, T.W.,et al.. 2012. The rarest and least protected forests in biodiversity hotspots. Biodivers. Conserv. 21(14):3597-3611. First page

Gil A., et al. 2013. Mapping invasive woody plants in Azores Protected Areas by using very high-resolution multispectral imagery. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 46:289-304. DOI: 10.5721/EuJRS20134616. From Artur Gil.

Giri, Chandra P. 2012. Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover - Principles and Applications. CRC Press. 415+ p. Book listing

Gutierrez-Velez, V.H.; Pontius, R.G. 2012. Influence of carbon mapping and land change modelling on the prediction of carbon emissions from deforestation. Environ. Conserv. 39(4):325-336. Abstract.

Healey, Sean P. et al. 2012. A sample design for globally consistent biomass estimation using lidar data from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). Carbon Balance and Management 2012, 7:10

Hermas, ElSayed; El-Magd, Islam Abou. Land Use Mapping For Path Selection of Strategic Road Using EgyptSat-1 Imagery. 13 p.

Hobbs, S.J.; White, P.C.L. 2012. Motivations and barriers in relation to community participation in biodiversity recording. J. Nature Conserv. 20(6):364-373. Abstract.

Jamaica Observer. 2013. Local forests could reap billions -Country urged to put economic value on forests

Killeen, T. J., et al. 2008. Total historical land-use change in eastern Bolivia: Who, where, when, and how much? Ecology and Society 13(1): 36.

Kleeeschulte, Stefan. 2011. European Land Cover Mapping. Listing.

Lambin, Eric F. et al. 2003. Dynamics of land-use and land-cover change in tropical regions. Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 28:205–41

Land cover mapping in the Comoro Islands. Mapgeo.com

Lejiang Guo; Lei Xiao; Xuanlai Tang; Zhe Hu, 2010. Application of GIS and remote sensing techniques for water resources management. 2010 International Conference on Environmental Science and Information Application Technology (ESIAT).2:.738,741. Listing

Lim, H.S. et al. 2004? Land cover mapping using remotely sensed observation. 2 p.

Lunetta, Ross A. et al, 1991. Remote sensing and geographic information system data integration: Sources and research issues. PE&RS 57(6): 677-687.

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.

Earth from Space Magazine. Latest issue at http://zikj.ru/index.php/en

INFOSYLVA – Issue No. 07/2013 now available at http://www.fao.org/forestry/36721-0dd4d4722c1b32fece89ac2ac2d1c7d90.pdf

ScanEX RDC - http://press.scanex.ru/index.php/en

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/.

9-13 September 2013. 54th Photogrammetry Week. Stuttgart, Germany. For details and access to papers from past Photogrammetry Weeks see: http://www.ifp.uni-stuttgart.de/phowo/index.en.html . From Dieter Fritsch, Univ. Stuttgart.

1-3 October 2013. 6-th International Conference “Earth from Space - the Most Effective Solutions” Moscow, Russia. http://www.conference.scanex.ru/index.php/en/index

30 October – 1 November 2013. Introduction to Wetland Remote Sensing & Mapping, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Cost $385 (tentative) USA. Contact Ashley Kidd– USGS/RAC workshop coordinator. Phone: (337) 482-0670. Email: ahartley@usgs.gov.

4 – 6 November 2013. Advanced Wetland Photo-Interpretation . Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Cost $385 (tentative) USA. Contact Ashley Kidd– USGS/RAC workshop coordinator. Phone: (337) 482-0670. Email: ahartley@usgs.gov.

MOVING AHEAD – OPPORTUNITIES – See also: Scholarships-Positions, 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/.

 Call for Papers – Wildfires: From Risk Assessment to Recovery. Earthzine. For details see http://www.earthzine.org/2013/02/08/call-for-papers-wildfires-from-risk-assessment-to-recovery-2/. From Artur Gil, Applied GIS RS List.

NEXT ISSUE – Delineating Forest Project Boundaries… However, because of upcoming travel, I will be unable to mail to you all until 19 May. Cheers, Gyde.

Pay It Forward – Cheers, Gyde

 

 

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

[ANFES] 2013-04-14 NRMI: This Issue: LiDAR and Forest Inventory (Part 2 of 2) and Some Other Good Things

2013-04-14 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue: LiDAR and Forest Inventory (Part 2 of 2) and Some Other Good Things

BUT FIRST, WON’T YOU PLEASE HELP? GIS/Remote Sensing in Transportation Sector - George Eshiamwata, Egerton University, is seeing papers on the application of GIS/Remote Sensing in the transportation sector. If you have some information to share, please contact George at eshiamwatagw@yahoo.co.uk or gweshiamwata@gmail.com.

 

LIDAR AND FOREST INVENTORY (PART 2 OF 2) – Listing provided by Tim Gregoire (Yale), Eric Næsset (Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)), Göran Ståhl (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) and Hans-Erik Andersen, US Forest Service. Thank you!

Næsset, E. 2002. Predicting forest stand characteristics with airborne scanning laser using a practical two-stage procedure and field data. Remote Sensing of Environment 80:88-99.

Næsset, E., et al. 2013. Model-assisted estimation of change in forest biomass over an 11 year period in a sample survey supported by airborne LiDAR: A case study with poststratification to provide “activity data”. Remote Sensing of Environment 128:299-314.First page

Næsset, E., et al. 2013. Comparison of precision of biomass estimates in regional field sample surveys and airborne LiDAR-assisted surveys in Hedmark County, Norway. Remote Sensing of Environment 130:108–120. Abstract.

Næsset, E., et al. 2011. Model-assisted regional forest biomass estimation using LiDAR and InSAR as auxiliary data: A case study from a boreal forest area. Remote Sensing of Environment 115:3599-3614. Abstract.

Nelson, R. F., et al. 2009. Estimating Québec Provincial Forest Resources Using ICESat/GLAS. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 862-881.

Nelson, R., et al. 2012. Lidar Sampling - Using an Airborne Profiler to Estimate Forest Biomass in Hedmark County, Norway. Remote Sensing of Environment 123:563-578. Abstract.

Nelson, R.F, et al. 2008.  Regional Forest Inventory Using an Airborne Profiling LiDAR.  Japanese Journal of Forest Planning, 13: 287-294.

Salas, C.; Gregoire, T. G. 2010. Statistical analysis of ratio estimators and their estimators of variances when the auxiliary variate is measured with error. European Journal of Forest Research 129:847-861.First page

Salas, C., et al. 2010. Modelling tree diameter from airborne laser scanning derived variables: a comparison of spatial statistical models. Remote Sensing of Environment 114:1277-1285. First page

Ståhl, G., et al. 2011. Model-based inference for biomass estimation in a LiDAR sample survey in Hedmark County, Norway . Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:96-107.

Wulder, M.A., et al. 2012. Lidar sampling for large-area forest characterization: A review. Remote Sensing of Environment, 121: 196–209.

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Adame MF, et al. 2013. Carbon Stocks of Tropical Coastal Wetlands within the Karstic Landscape of the Mexican Caribbean. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56569. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056569.

ADSEWPC. 2012. The Role of Wetlands in the Carbon Cycle. Issues Paper. Australian Dept. of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (ADSEWPC) 14 p.

Allendorf, T.D.; Allendorf, K. 2012. What every conservation biologist should know about human population. Conserv. Biol. 26(6):953-955.

Anon. 2013. Wood- The fuel of the future - Environmental lunacy in Europe. The Economist. 6 April 2013. From Denise Boggs, Appeal List.

Asner, Gregory P. 2009.Tropical forest carbon assessment: integrating satellite and airborne mapping approaches. Environ. Res. Lett. 4

Aspinall, Richard. N.,d. Modelling land use and land cover change with GIS and remote sensing –what do we miss? PPT. 62 slides.

Briassoulis, Helen. N.d. Analysis of Land Use Change: Theoretical and Modeling Approaches. The Web Book of Regional Science.

Brooks, Colin et al. n.d. USDOT/RITA Streamlining EIS Land Use – MTRI Documenting Land Use and Land Cover Conditions Synthesis Report. 7 p.

Cabello, J., et al. 2012. The ecosystem functioning dimension in conservation: insights from remote sensing. Biodivers. Conserv. 21(13):3287-3305.

Cartus, Oliver et al. 2012. Mapping Canopy Height and Growing Stock Volume Using Airborne Lidar, ALOS PALSAR and Landsat ETM+.  Remote Sens. 2012, 4, 3320-3345;

Chai, S.L., et al. 2012. Evaluation of forest recovery over time and space using permanent plots monitored over 30 years in a Jamaican montane rain forest. PLoS ONE 7(11):e48859.

Chojnicki, B.H. 2013.Spectral estimation of wetland carbon dioxide exchange. Int. Agrophys, 27:1-5.

De Oliveira, Eric et al. 2006. Predictive modelling of coastal habitats using remote sensing data and fuzzy logic: a case for seaweed in Brittany (France). EARSeL eProceedings 5, 2/2006: 208-223.

Domptail, S., Nuppenau, E.-A. 2010. The role of uncertainty and expectations in modeling (range)land use strategies: An application of dynamic optimization modeling with recursion. Ecological Economics 69 (12): 2475-2485. Abstract.

Dorminey, Bruce. 2013. Giant Sequoias Face Looming Threat from Shifting Climate. Yale Environment 360.

Dornelas, M., et al. 2013. Quantifying temporal change in biodiversity: challenges and opportunities. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 280(1750):20121931.

Drew, J.A., et al. 2012. Biodiversity inventories and conservation of the marine fishes of Bootless Bay, Papua New Guinea. BMC Ecology 12:15.

Duren, O.C., et al. 2012. Vegetation change from the Euro-American settlement era to the present in relation to environment and disturbance in southwest Oregon. Northwest Sci. 86(4):310-328.

DW. 2013. Protecting Paraguay's forests from cows and soya farms

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.

REDD+ Learning Platform - REDD+ practitioners around the world have a new free and open online community and learning platform, with the public launch today of REDDcommunity.org. This innovative platform gives those of you working on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), the ability to connect with others, access technical learning information, learn about upcoming REDD+ related events, sign up for free REDD+ related webinars, share your experiences and learn from others around the globe. Please join and start sharing today. Learn more about this and other new learning tools in the latest edition of the WWF Forest and Climate Initiative’s newsletter, CANOPY. From Breen Bynes WWF via Steve Hunter. Geoshunter.

InFO News – A newsletter from FAO Forestry.- Issue no. 9 is now available at http://www.fao.org/forestry/81860/en/.

International Day of Forests 2013 – Video. http://www.fao.org/forestry/81860/en/

People and Forests E-News April 2013 – http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a79eee76ce1869204bc04a12d&id=05c4078d0b&e=73f2043cf8

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, 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 – Surveying Boreal Frogs

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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