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General Technical Report

Title: Proceedings of the international workshop on monitoring forest degradation in Southeast Asia.

Author: Mortenson, Leif A.; Halperin, James J.; Manley, Patricia N.; Turner, Rich L., eds.

Date: 2013

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-246. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Station ID: GTR-PSW-246

Description: The international workshop on monitoring forest degradation in Southeast Asia provided a forum for discussion of the technical, social and political challenges and successes that have occurred during recent work in sub-national forest degradation monitoring. The 2012 workshop, held in Bangkok, Thailand, followed recent US Forest Service/LEAF (USAID's Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests) forest degradation monitoring options assessments that took place in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. Forest degradation can play a significant role in decreasing forest carbon, and therefore should be included in forest carbon monitoring for purposes of greenhouse gas inventories and participation in prospective carbon markets. Yet despite this, accurate monitoring methodologies are not widely available, and pertinent definitions and drivers are not clearly defined. The workshop allowed for a comprehensive update of techniques being used in case studies worldwide, in addition to the implications of forest degradation definitions and thresholds that lack consensus. Topics discussed included drivers at varying levels, remote sensing techniques and approaches, ground based field measurements, uncertainties and design considerations, integration of monitoring techniques, and regional themes and next steps.

Citation

Mortenson, Leif A.; Halperin, James J.; Manley, Patricia N.; Turner, Rich L., eds. 2013. Proceedings of the international workshop on monitoring forest degradation in Southeast Asia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-246. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 56 p.

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Contents

1
James Halperin and David Ganz
Institutional Context, Drivers and Detectability in REDD+ Implementation
5
Patricia Manley
11
Patricia Manley, Leif Mortenson, James Halperin, and Rick Turner
Remote Sensing
13
Belinda Arunarwati Margono
19
Bobby Braswell, Steve Hagen, William Salas, Michael Palace, Sandra Brown, Filipe Casarim, and Nancy Harris
Ground-Based Field Measurements
22
Nophea Sasaki
Uncertainty and Design Considerations
29
Stephen Hagen
Integration of Monitoring Techniques
35
Yoshiyuki Kiyono and Rick Turner
39
Rick Turner, James Halperin, Patricia Manley, and Leif Mortenson
Detection of Forest Degradation Drivers
41
Patricia Manley Monitoring Objectives and Thresholds
Regional Themes and Next Steps
53
James Halperin and David Ganz
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