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Title: Section summary: Ground-based field measurements

Author: Sasaki, Nophea;

Date: 2013

Source: In: Mortenson, Leif A.; Halperin, James J.; Manley, Patricia N.; Turner, Rich L., eds. Proceedings of the international workshop on monitoring forest degradation in Southeast Asia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-246. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 22-24

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Although deforestation has been the main focus of international debate in REDD+, forest degradation could emit even more carbon emissions because forest degradation can take place in any accessible forest. Accounting for emission factors requires the use of stockchange or gain-loss approach depending on the forests in questions. Ground based field measurements are a critical basis for both approaches. Carbon stocks in logged forests could vary highly depending to some extent on logging intensity and collateral damages.

Keywords: forest degradation monitoring, Southeast Asia, climate change, carbon

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Sasaki, Nophea. 2013. Section summary: Ground-based field measurements. In: Mortenson, Leif A.; Halperin, James J.; Manley, Patricia N.; Turner, Rich L., eds. Proceedings of the international workshop on monitoring forest degradation in Southeast Asia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-246. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 22-24.

 


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