Advances in Forest Robotics: A State-of-the-Art Survey
- Computer ScienceRobotics
It is expected that, with the various characteristics exposed in this paper, the current robotic forest systems will be improved, so that forest exploitation becomes more efficient and sustainable.
Improving Heterogeneous Forest Height Maps by Integrating GEDI-Based Forest Height Information in a Multi-Sensor Mapping Process
- Environmental ScienceRemote. Sens.
Forests are one of the key elements in ecological transition policies in Europe. Sustainable forest management is needed in order to optimise wood harvesting, while preserving carbon storage,…
A Review of Global Policy Mechanisms Designed for Tropical Forests Conservation and Climate Risks Management
- Environmental ScienceFrontiers in Forests and Global Change
Deforestation and forest degradation of tropical forests are major global concerns due to their ecological, social, and economic roles. In the wake of climate change and its diverse global effects,…
Forest Carbon Management: a Review of Silvicultural Practices and Management Strategies Across Boreal, Temperate and Tropical Forests
- Environmental ScienceCurrent Forestry Reports
Carbon sequestration and storage in forest ecosystems is often promoted as a solution for reducing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. Yet, our understanding is lacking regarding how forest…
Counterurbanization: A neglected pathway of forest transition
- Environmental ScienceAmbio
Although this pathway locally affects small areas, as a widespread and expanding process around the world, counterurbanization could have a growing global effect, with the potential to modify biodiversity, ecosystem services, and cultural values.
Trade-driven trapping dampens the biodiversity benefits of forest restoration in Southeast Asia
- Environmental SciencebioRxiv
It is shown that tropical forest restoration is associated with the increases in the abundance of 88% of bird species over time, however, impacts of trapping within more accessible areas of the forest meant that this recovery was dampened for 74% ofBird species, relative to levels expected as a result of the magnitude of forest recovery observed.
Public Forests Under Threat in the Brazilian Amazon: Strategies for Coping Shifts in Environmental Policies and Regulations
- Political ScienceFrontiers in Forests and Global Change
Brazil has 310.5 million hectares of public forests, almost 92% of which in the Amazon. Since the 1980s, Brazilian environmental legislation has been improving and, along with other measures, has…
Global status of genetic resources for food and agriculture: challenges and research needs
An urgent need to address the multiple knowledge gaps that constrain improvements to management of genetic resources, both within the individual sectors of food and agriculture and in terms of how genetic resources management can be better integrated across sectors.
The Importance of Socio-economic Development to Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Rural Areas: A Case Study of Sustainable Livelihoods and Forest Management in Xuan Nha Nature Reserve in Northwestern Vietnam
- EconomicsVietnam Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Sustainable forest management is facing threats such as deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss due to socio-economic conditions, a weak governance capacity, and lack of public…
On the investigation of an economic value for forest ecosystem services in the past 30 years: Lessons learnt and future insights from a North–South perspective
- Environmental Science, EconomicsFrontiers in Forests and Global Change
Since the publication of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the research of ecosystem services valuation has seen an exponential growth with a consequent development, improvement, and spread of…