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The conference was organised on the initiative of two of the working parties of the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations, in conjunction with the Institute for Environment and Sustainability of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. The major objectives of the conference were to:

- Review the state-of-the-art of forest inventory data and methodology, with special reference to Mediterranean forest and other wooded ecosystems, remote sensing and spatial analysis;

- Review inventory/monitoring techniques relevant to high forest landscape heterogeneity and forthcoming technologies;

- Review mensuration and information technology advances for distinctive issues such as monitoring wildfires, biomass estimation, grazing pressure on forests, etc.;

- Discuss the possible connecting role of landscape ecology and the inventory implementation of habitat classification approaches in the view of biodiversity assessment;

- Facilitate cooperation between Mediterranean countries, enhancing externalities perspective development as the greater contribution to natural and semi natural areas management in such environments.

The proceedings contain 34 papers, directly linked to Mediterranean ecosystems and/or biodiversity issues. These constitute more than half the presentations made at the conference.

Additional information

Authors: CORONA P (EDITOR), Università della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ambiente Forestale e delle sue Risorse, Viterbo (IT);FOLVING S (EDITOR), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MARCHETTI M (EDITOR), Università di Palermo, Dipartimento di coltore Arboree, Palermo (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20392 EN (2002), pp.210. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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