This volume presents recent advances in the use of permanent plots for monitoring forest biodiversity in the Old World. The introductory chapters provide the theoretical framework behind plot-based monitoring. The second section describes how plot-based results have been put to a variety of uses, such as defining the number of trees to be sampled in smaller plots, monitoring climatic change, ground-truthing satellite imagery to map patterns, and developing new analytical techniques for assessing patterns of diversity. A final section outlines some of the monitoring programmes and networks currently in place in Europe.
MOTS CLES · Climatologie · Europe · Forêt · Géologie · Science · Sciences de la Terre