Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques, Chinese Academy of Forestry
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
As a renewable resource, the quantity and quality of plantation can be improved through management activities. In many countries, plantations are underlying increasing management to provide more forest products and ecosystem services. Meanwhile, natural forests are also enduring many disturbances from human society. These forest management activities include site evaluation, regeneration, tender, logging etc. To manage forest sustainably, these management activities need to have good plan and followed monitoring dynamically. With the developments of remote sensing, GIS, and spatial statistics, geospatial technologies are getting more and more applications in forest management activities. High spatial resolution remote sensing data are providing sub-meter data which can detect individual crown. Lidar technology can characterize forest elements vertical change like pruning and under-tending. Long time series remote sensing data are providing forest regeneration and disturbances. Cross-scale applications are getting booming through data integration of ground measurement, airborne transects, and satellite observation. We encourage scientists of different disciplines to contribute innovative methods or operational practices that can be applied in plantation management activities.