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  1. Forest adaptation to climate change

    Even if emissions are stabilised relatively soon, climate change and its effects will last many years, and adaptation will be necessary. The need for an Adaptation Clearinghouse was identified in the Commission’s 2009 White Paper “ Adapting to climate cha ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Forestry

    35% of the European land area is covered by forests, which represent 25% of the world’s forest resources. Forests provide habitats and nutrients for organisms, modulate hydrologic flow, and help conserve soil resources. They constitute one of the most imp ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe for energy supply

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting the results of the 'Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe for energy supply' project. The project “Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe ...

    30 April 2014

  4. The Congo Basin Forests- State of the Forests 2010

    Book presenting the state of the Congo basin forests in 2010, concerning the deforestation patterns, the trends in forest sustainable management and the threats to biodiversity. The forests of Central Africa are the subject of intense debate worldwide. Th ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Assessing REDD+ performance of countries with low monitoring capacities: the matrix approach

    Article presenting a matrix approach to assessing REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) performance of countries with low monitoring capacities. Estimating emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests in many deve ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Les Forêts du Bassin du Congo- Etat des Forêts 2010 [The Congo Basin forests- State of the Forests 2010]

    Les forêts du bassin du Congo couvrent 200 millions d’hectares au cœur du continent africain. Tout à la fois, elles représentent la ressource quotidienne de 60 millions de personnes, produisent des moyens financiers pour les Etats de la région par l’explo ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Global estimates of carbon stock changes in living forest biomass: EDGARv4.3 – time series from 1990 to 2010

    Article presenting estimatations of the the carbon (C) stock changes from living forest biomass for all countries of the world, in order to complete the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector in Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Re ...

    30 April 2014

  8. National GHG emissions reduction pledges and 2°C: comparison of studies

    Article providing a comparison study on the Emissions Gap Report (United Nations Environment Programme, December 2010) on expected global greenhouse gas emission levels in 2020. This paper provides further detail based on the Emissions Gap Report (United ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Sustaining forest landscape connectivity under different land cover change scenarios

    Article presenting the results of a a case study on sustaining forest landscape connectivity under different land cover change scenarios. Managing forest landscapes to sustain functional connectivity is considered one of the key strategies to counteract t ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Cartographie du couvert forestier et des changements du couvert forestier en Afrique centrale

    JRC article presenting the most recent results regarding the geographical distribution and the evolution of forests in Congo. Ce chapitre présente les résultats les plus récents disponibles sur la distribution spatiale et sur l’évolution des forêts du bas ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Updating an object-based pan-tropical forest cover change assessment by automatic change detection and classification

    Conference contribution presenting a method developed for the TREES-3 project (which produces estimates of tropical forest cover changes during the period 1990 to 2010), for the automatic processing of year 2010 with the assessment of performance of this ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Manual del usuario para la herramienta del CCI de validación del cambio en la cobertura vegetal/ocupación del suelo

    JRC Scientific and Technical Report describing the installation procedure and the detailed features of a graphical user interface that can a ssess changes in vegetation from a large data set of multitemporal medium resolution images (sample units of 20 km ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Central African forest cover and cover change mapping

    Article presenting the most recent available results on the spatial distribution and the evolution of Congo Basin forests, based on the processing and analysis of a vast amount of satellite images acquired over the last two decades. This chapter presents ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Global estimates of C stock changes in living forest biomass: EDGARv4.3 –5FL1 time series from 1990 to 2010

    Article comparing the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) GPG 2003 and the IPCC AFOLU 2006 by calculating the C stock changes in living forest biomass, in order to extend the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) database. Wh ...

    30 April 2014

  15. JRC Newsletter March/April 2013

    In this issue: Editorial by Amalia Sartori, MEP and chairwoman of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee. Cover story: Measuring global pollution and resource use footprint In the news: Bioeconomy observatory to map progress towards a post-pet ...

    30 April 2014

  16. JRC Newsletter September 2013

    In this issue: Editorial by Reinhard F. Hüttl, Chairman of Euro-CASE, the umbrella organisation of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering. Cover story: Keeping a close eye on natural hazards. In the news: the JRC's contribution t ...

    30 April 2014

  17. What Happened to Forests in Copenhagen?

    After the chaotic final days of the Copenhagen climate conference, many saw only fog, i.e., an unclear outcome and much uncertainty on future steps to take. Were the forests lost in this fog or some tree is still visible, possibly suggesting a path to tak ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Mass-Movement Causes: Overloading--

    Overloading or the excessive addition of a surcharge load or external load on a hillslope section is one of the external factors influencing slope stability. Although overloading occurs under natural conditions such as vegetation growth, persistent precip ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Pre-processing of a sample of multi-scene and multi-date Landsat imagery used to monitor forest cover changes over the tropics

    In support to the Remote Sensing Survey of the global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA) 2010 of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UNFAO), the TREES-3 project of the Joint Research Centre aims at measuring quantitatively forest cover ch ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Which Indicators for Monitoring Forests within Natura 2000 Sites?

    This research project had as a primary objective the implementation of indicators based on remote sensing data and associated GIS techniques, to report on the conservation status of forests protected within Alpine Natura 2000. Attention was focused on the ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Tropical Forest Mapping at Regional Scale using the GRFM SAR Mosaics over Amazon in South America

    Main focus of the work described in this thesis is on the estimation of tropical vegetation cover using as data source continental scale Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mosaics at 100 m spatial resolution. These radar mosaics were acquired over the South A ...

    30 April 2014

  22. The Forests of the Congo Basin- State of the Forests 2008

    The principal objective of the SOF report remains to detail the status of dense moist forest in Central Africa. Its focus comprises the six Central African countries containing this type of forest: Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, E ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Global survey of anthropogenic neighborhood threats to conservation of grass-shrub and forest vegetation

    The conservation value of natural vegetation is degraded by proximity to anthropogenic land uses. Previous global assessments focused primarily on the amount of land protected or converted to anthropogenic uses, and on forest vegetation. Comparative asses ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Modeling long-term forest fire risk at the European level: first assessment of fire probability and vulnerability

    Long-term forest fire risk is based on factors that remain stable for at least one fire season, giving a valuable contribution to the improvement of fire prevention systems and to the management of fire resources. This paper presents the methodology and f ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Analysis of earth observation time series to investigate the relation between rainfall, vegetation dynamic and streamflow in the Uele' basin (Central African Republic)

    The hydrology of tropical forests play a key role in watershed processes such as soil erosion, streamflow and ground water recharge. However, tropical forests of Africa are least investigated due to the poor network for data acquisition. Earth Observation ...

    30 April 2014