*2012-03-11**NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST*
This Issue:*/Free Access Forestry Journals (Part 1 of 3)/ *and**Some
Other Good Things
*FREE ACCESS FORESTRY JOURNALS (Part 1 of 3). *In October 2011, I had a
request regarding free full access forestry-related journals,Here is
part 1 of 3 listing of some sites that may be of interest.
*Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)*-
*Acta Scientiarum Polonorum*- http://www.acta.media.pl/
*African Journal of Agricultural Research
*African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
*Agricultura Tecnica (Chile)*http://www.bioline.org.br/at
*Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus (ACS)*- http://hrcak.srce.hr/acs
*Agricultural Information Research*http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/air
*Agricultural Research Magazine *http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/index.html__
*AGRICULTURE: Scientific and Professional
*Annals of Forest Research*- http://www.editurasilvica.ro/afr/index.php?l=pp
*Annals of Forest Science -*http://www.afs-journal.org/Articles are
freely accessible 24 months after the publication. Some of them are
immediately freely accessible.
*Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural
*Banko Janakari*- http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BANKO/index
*Bartin Orman Fakultesi Dergisi*- http://www.bofdergi.com/
*BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management*- http://www.forrex.org/jem
*BMC Ecology*- an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers
articles on environmental, behavioral and population ecology as well as
biodiversity of plants, animals and microbes.
*Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research*http://www.chileanjar.cl/
*Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering*-
*Dendrobiology *- http://www.idpan.poznan.pl/dendrobiology/
*Directory of open access and hybrid forestry journals
*Directory of open access journals*.
*Dissertationes Forestales*- http://www.metla.fi/dissertationes/index-en.htm
*Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities
*European Journal of Geography -*http://www.eurogeographyjournal.eu/From
Artur Gil, Applied GIS RS List.
*FAO List of forestry journals, newsletters and serials -- *(Both free
and for payment) - http://www.fao.org/forestry/library/62682/en/**
*Floresta *- http://ojs.c3sl.ufpr.br/ojs2/index.php/florestaand
*Forest Biometry, Modelling and Information Sciences*:
*Forest Pathology*- :
*Forest Systems*- http://revistas.inia.es/index.php/fs
*Forestnet*(compendium of North America's leading forestry magazines) -
*DO YOU KNOW COUNTY'S NATIONAL DEFINITION OF 'FOREST'? *You do? You may
be surprised. You don't? Take your pick!.
*SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST*
Graves, Henry Solon. 1917. *Instructions for Making Timber Surveys in
the National Forests -- Including Standard Classification of Forest
Types.* USDA Forest Service. 53 p.
Hansen, Matthew C. et al. 2010. *Quantification of global gross forest
cover loss. *http://www.pnas.org/content/107/19/8650.full
Hoel, Michael. 2011. *The Green Paradox and Greenhouse Gas Reducing
Investments.* International Review of Environmental and Resource
Economics. 5(4): 353-379. Abstract,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/101.00000046. From Tanya Capawana, now
Hollenbeck, J. n.d. *FOR 220 Aerial Photo Interpretation and Forest
Measurements.* 26 slides.
Honey-Ros´┐Żs, J., et al. 2011. *A spatially explicit estimate of avoided
forest loss*. Conserv. Biol. 25(5):1032-1043.
Hurst, J.M; Allen, R.B. 2007. *RECCE -- An Inventory Method for
Describing New Zealand Vegetation.* Expanded Manual. Version 4. 64 p.
India. N.d. 2*Survey of Natural Resources*. 32 p.
IPCC. N.d. *Sampling.* IPCC 5.28 Good Practice Guidance for LULUCF
Johnson, Kristine et al. 2006. *GIS habitat analysis for lesser
prairie-chickens in southeastern New Mexico*..BMC Ecology 6:18
KIRFOR. 2001? *National Forest Inventory.* (Kyrgyzstan). Listing of and
access to forest inventory and instructions 1996 and 2000.
Laamanen, Risto. 2003*. Supplement to the manual for woody resource
inventories: Considerations for community forest inventories*. 23 p.
Lee, J.S.H., et al.. 2011. *No farmer left behind in sustainable biofuel
production*. Biol. Conserv.
Lindhjem, Henrik; Navrud,St´┐Żle. 2011. *Using Internet in Stated
Preference Surveys: A Review and Comparison of Survey Modes*.
International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 5(4):
Tanya Capawana, now publishers.
*KEEPING UP-TO-DATE -- PRODUCTS, NEWSLETTERS, EMAIL LISTS, JOURNALS.*See
http://scholar.google.com/, and**Directory of open access journals.
*FAO's NWFP-Digest-L - *The latest issue of**FAO's NWFP-Digest-L, a free
e-mail journal that covers all aspects of non-wood forest product is now
available at www.fao.org/forestry/site/12980/en
*WORKING SMARTER - WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS, EVENTS, ETC*. -- See also:
http://www.gfis.net, http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/ and
14-17 May 2012. *Spatially Enabling Government, Industry and Citizens*
.The joint GSDI World Conference (GSDI 13), the 14th GEOIDE Annual
Scientific Conference, the 7th 3DGeoInfo Conference , and the Canadian
Geomatics Conference 2012 will take place in historic Qu´┐Żbec City,
Canada at the Qu´┐Żbec City Conference Center in the heart of the city.
Primary partners in organizing this conference include the GSDI
Association and GEOIDE. Geographic information technologies and spatial
data infrastructure play critical roles in allowing governments, local
communities, non-government organizations, the commercial sector, the
academic community and common people to make progress in addressing many
of the world's most pressing problems. Further, use of spatial data in
conjunction with mobile technologies is becoming pervasive within many
nations. While mapping and spatial data infrastructure development was
previously accomplished only by governments, this is no longer the case.
All sectors of society are becoming spatially enabled and contributing
to the development of the global spatial data infrastructure. Whether
using hand-held devices incorporating phones, cameras, GPS, maps and
location services or using sensors and wireless communications embedded
within our homes, offices, stores, vehicles and along our travel paths,
citizens are helping to build the next generations of spatial data
infrastructure through their contributions of location and descriptive
data. This conference will explore the complementary roles of
government, private industry and the academic community in realizing
better means for sharing geographic data and technologies and developing
improved location-based services for meeting real world needs. Details
24-26 October 2012. *Introduction to Wetland Remote Sensing and
Mapping*. Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.**This workshop is a special
designed introductory 3 day session of lectures, discussions, and
hands-on exercises that emphasize the use of manual and cognitive
interpretation skills of aerial photography/imagery in assessing and
mapping wetland vegetation from species level to broad vegetative level
classifications. This workshop provides necessary imagery analytical
skills for assessing classification performance of computer automated
classification routines and products. A special final computer
digitizing and delineation exercise, to display final
interpretation/analysis results, will be provided. Included is a full
day field trip to forest and coastal wetland areas to develop imagery
recognition signatures and verify wetland interpretations made in the
classroom. Course content has been designed for natural resource mapping
specialist, field biologists, researchers, and others who deal with
wetland wildlife habitat, environmental quality and impact assessments.
Since interest in this workshop is likely to be high, an early
application is suggested. *Cost: *$385. For more information, contact:
Ashley Hartley-- USGS/RAC, workshop coordinator, Phone: (337) 482-0670.
Email: ahart...@usgs.gov <mailto:ahart...@usgs.gov>
30 October -- 1 November 2012. *Advanced Wetland Photo-Interpretation.
*Lafayette , Louisiana, USA. This three day workshop will cover: The
development of a methodology for mapping wetlands projects; application
of the Federal Geographic Data Committee adopted Classification of
Wetlands & Deepwater Habitats of the US system; photo interpretation of
seasonal color infrared aerial photographs/imagery; use of topographic
maps and soil surveys, historical wetland aerial imagery & maps, other
ancillary information as aids in the photo interpretation/analytical
process; ground-truth techniques and utilization of other field data.
This course will include classroom lectures, classroom exercises in
photo interpretation of wetland habitats with access to stereoscopic
options and fieldwork. A special final computer digitizing and
delineation exercise, to display final interpretation/analysis results,
will be provided. Several field (2) trips will be experienced to provide
wetland classification signature development and classification mapping
confidence. An understanding of the identification of wetland habitats
from aerial photography/imagery (*as presented in the Introduction to
Remote Sensing and Photo interpretation of Wetlands) is essential for
this workshop. *Work related experiences can be substituted for the
introductory workshop. Cost $385. . For more information, contact:
Ashley Hartley-- USGS/RAC, workshop coordinator, Phone: (337) 482-0670.
Email: ahart...@usgs.gov <mailto:ahart...@usgs.gov>
*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
*Postdoctoral Research Fellows in 2012 International Ecosystem
Management Partnership. *Beijing, China. The International Ecosystem
Management Partnership (IEMP), a joint initiative of the UN Environment
Programme and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing is
currently hiring 4 Post-doctoral Research Fellows. The vacancies are in
the domains of Ecosystem Service Valuation, and Ecosystem Management in
Africa and Asia Pacific. Please find attached the vacancies
announcement. Details at
or contact i...@unep-iemp.org <mailto:i...@unep-iemp.org>. From Mani Ram
Banjade, Nepalese Foresters List.
*Four Research Positions in Remote Sensing -*Four Research Associate
positions are available within the Research Cluster at King's College
London (UK), concentrating on the study of biomass burning using
satellite Earth Observation, simulation modelling and in situ and remote
sensing measurement techniques. Posts are variously related to the UK
NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (www.nceo.ac.uk
<http://www.nceo.ac.uk> and to the development of the fire emissions
component of the GMES Atmospheric Monitoring and Forecasting service
under the MACC-II EU FP7 project www.gmes-atmosphere.eu
<http://www.gmes-atmosphere.eu> . Ongoing research topics to which the
post holders will contribute to include exploitation of thermal remote
sensing data, EO active fire algorithm development and validation, fire
simulation modelling and modelling of smoke atmospheric transport,
exploitation of atmospheric spectroscopy data for smoke aerosol and
trace gas emissions studies, and deployment of flux towers, field
spectroscopy and UAV imaging methods at experimental fires. Application
deadline is */14 March 2012./* Further detail and application material
can be found at:
. From Artur Gil, Forest List.
*Graduate Assistantships*-The Earth System Science and Policy Department
(ESSP) at the University of North Dakota has assistantship positions for
students seeking a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM), Master of
Science (MS) or Ph.D. Tuition waiver is available for all announcements
listed below. Some positions include Research Assistantship funding for
9 months; subsequent funding is dependent on student performance and
availability of additional funding. Application deadline is May 1, 2012;
early applications will receive top priority for admission. For more
information about ESSP, please see the department website:
http://essp.und.edu/. For application instructions, please see the UND
Graduate School website www.und.edu/dept/grad/
<http://www.und.edu/dept/grad/> . Positions = /Local Government Planning
for Climate Change, Remote Sensing and Hydrological
Cycle,.////Environmental Change and Impacts Related to Climate Change
Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques /and /Switchgrass as Energy Crop
in the Northern Great Plains*. */From Soizik_Laguette, Applied GIS RS Lixst.
*Crew Leader (USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program*, Klamath
Falls, OR, USA). The PNW Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis
(FIA) Klamath Falls Crew Leader position is now open. To find the
announcement, follow these links that take you to the usajobs website
(note applicant eligibility: one for all US Citizens to apply, and one
for those who qualify under MERIT as 'status candidates'): DEMO:
http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/311282300 MERIT :
http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/311284100. If you have any
doubt about which announcement number is appropriate for you, call our
HR service center at: 1 (877) 372-7248 for clarification because after
the advertising period closes applications cannot be switched from one
list to the other. The announcement number TA12-2669-0172DP-TC (our DEMO
announcement) is open to all US Citizens. This will be open until
*/Wednesday March 14, 2012./* From Jane Terzibashian, USFS.
*FOREST FRAGMENTS (Tip of the week)*If you have a tip to improve field
or office work that you would like to share, please send to me
*Pay It Forward/-- Cheers, Gyde/*
H. Gyde Lund
Forest Information Services
6238 Settlers Trail Place
Gainesville, VA 20155-1374 USA