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Title (Primary) Remote sensing measurements of forest structure types for ecosystem service mapping
Title (Secondary) Atlas of ecosystem services : drivers, risks, and societal responses
Author Fischer, R.; Knapp, N.; Bohn, F.; Huth, A.;
Publisher Schröter, M.; Bonn, A.; Klotz, S.; Seppelt, R.; Baessler, C.;
Year 2019
Department OESA; iDiv;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T53;
Keywords Forest structure; Biomass; Productivity; Remote sensing; Forest model; Germany
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00528047, 19-0075 DK: 575.858 Atl
Abstract Forests represent an important pool in the global carbon cycle. However, biomass stocks and carbon fluxes are variable due to the fact that forest dynamics are driven by processes that act on different spatial and temporal scales. Estimating forest biomass and productivity for larger regions is therefore a major challenge. In this study, horizontal and vertical forest structure is used to improve forest ecosystem service mapping by remote sensing. By linking remote sensing techniques with vegetation modelling (here FORMIND) and forest inventories, forest structure maps were derived for Germany (resolution 4 km). Using these maps, the role of forest structure for selected ecosystem services of forests has been investigated. For forest state estimations (like biomass) horizontal forest structure plays a key role while for productivity estimations both horizontal and vertical structures are relevant. This concept of forest structure classification in combination with forest modelling and remote sensing has high potential for applications at continental scales as future remote sensing missions will provide information on forest structure.
ID 21419
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=21419
Fischer, R., Knapp, N., Bohn, F., Huth, A. (2019):
Remote sensing measurements of forest structure types for ecosystem service mapping
In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., Baessler, C. (eds.)
Atlas of ecosystem services : drivers, risks, and societal responses
Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 63 - 67