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Title: State-of-the-art methodology of forest inventory: a symposium proceedings.

Author: LaBau, Vernon J.; Cunia, Tiberius;

Date: 1990

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-263. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 635 p

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: The state-of-the-art of forest inventory methodology, being closely integrated with the fast-moving, high technology computer world, has been changing at a rapid pace over the past decade. Several successful conferences were held during the 1980s with the goal and purpose of staying abreast of such change. This symposium was conceived, not just with the idea of helping make professional and technical forest mensurationists and managers aware of these changes, but also to give participants hands-on workshop experience with mensurational and inventory problems by using these latest techniques and concepts. The objective of the symposium was to review the theory and practice of the state-of-the-art methodology of forest inventory through workshop modules, expository papers, contributed papers, posters, and discussions for those involved in teaching, research, and practice of forest inventory. The results of the symposium, highlighted and summarized in this compendium, attest to the amount of change, the high level of interest, and the competence of the people working in forest inventory and mensuration. There are 86 contributed papers in these proceedings, many invited by the program committee, to provide a framework for the general symposium. The unique factor in this symposium was the workshops where specialists presented papers or led discussion sessions. These were followed by additional discussion periods and, in some situations, hands-on exposure to the new methodologies. The goals and purposes of the symposium were met and, in general, exceeded. The program committee hopes that these proceedings will serve to continue to "spread the word" on the state-of-the-art of forest inventory methodology. It continues to change at an ever increasing rate, so don't take too long to contemplate this tome. We hope the reader will put some of the new ideas and concepts into practice and enjoy the thrill of using new information and techniques. Be a part of the next generation of new ideas and concepts.

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LaBau, Vernon J.; Cunia, Tiberius. 1990. State-of-the-art methodology of forest inventory: a symposium proceedings. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-263. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 635 p


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