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RMRS-P-12: North American Science Symposium: Toward a unified framework for inventorying and monitoring forest ecosystem resources

Aguirre-Bravo, Celedonio; Franco, Carlos Rodriguez, compilers. 1999. North American Science Symposium: Toward a unified framework for inventorying and monitoring forest ecosystem resources. Guadalajara, Mexico (November 2-6, 1998). Proceedings RMRS-P-12. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO USA. 533 p.

The general objective of this Symposium was to build on the best science and technology available to assure that the data and information produced in future inventory and monitoring programs are comparable, quality assured, available, and adequate for their intended purposes, thereby providing a reliable framework for characterization, assessment, and management of forest ecosystems in North America. Central to the syntheses delivered in this Symposium was the conclusion that a fundamental improvement in the approaches used for inventorying and monitoring ecosystem resources is required to meet current and future environmental uncertainties. Specific actions were proposed to address these challenges. These strategic actions are described in the last chapter of these proceedings.

Keywords: inventorying and monitoring, forest ecosystem resources, characterization, assessment, management

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Keynote Speech
Robert Lewis Jr.
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A Welcome Reunion
Sidney Draggan
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Subject I: Global Environmental Change

Global Change Impacts in Nature Reserves in the United States
Thomas J. Stohlgren
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Ecological Change and the Challenges for Monitoring
Thomas Brydges
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Algunos Aspectos del Cambio Global Desde la Perspectiva Mexicana
Maria de Lourdes de Bauer
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Global Change and the Prospects for Humanity in the Knowledge Age
Thomas F. Malone
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Comunicacion Ambiental y Recursos Naturales
Luis Manuel Guerra
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Subject II: Science and Technology Applications

Spatial Data Infrastructure and Geostatistical Analysis of Forest Canopy-Hydrologic Interactions, at the Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado, USA
H. Todd Mowrer, Charles A. Troendle, Gerhard Hunner
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Spatially Based Forest Inventory Approach for Ejido el Largo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Robin M. Reich, C. Aguirre-Bravo, M. Kalkhan, Vanessa A. Bravo
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Design and Implementation Strategy for the Creation of a Basic GIS Infrastructure for Supporting Forest Ecosystem Resources Inventorying, Monitoring and Management
Rafael Moreno-Sanchez, Celedonio Aguirre-Bravo, Anita Hoover, Johnell Geddes, Frederick Couch
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Evaluacion de Diferentes Modelos Auxiliares en Inventarios de Recursos Naturales: Estimacion de Areas
Fabian Islas Gutierrez, Gerardo H. Terrazas Gonzalez, Juan Islas Gutierrez
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Determinacion de la Degradacion Inducida por el Hombre en el Estado de Tlaxcala
Francisco Moreno Sanchez, Diego D. Reygadas Prado
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Evaluation of Projection Methods to Predict Wetland Area Sizes
Gerardo H. Terrazas Gonzalez, David C. Bowden, Kenneth Burnhamm
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Aerial Sketch Mapping Surveys the Past, Present and Future
Timothy J. McConnell
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Aplicacion de la Percepcion Remota en los Inventarios de Areas Subtropicales
Eduardo Javier Trevino Garza
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Real Time AVHRR Detection of Forest Fires and Smoke in Mexico Between January and June 1998
Ignacio Galindo, Ramon Solano
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ECADS-A Multi-Resource Database and Analytical System for Ecosystem Classification and Mapping
Mark E. Jensen, Tim McGarvey, Patrick Bourgeron, James Andreasen, Iris Goodman
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Knowledge-Based Approach to Watershed-Scale TMDL Assessment
Keith Reynolds, Mark Jensen, James Andreasen, Iris Goodman
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Standard Forest Sampling Designs and Their Analysis Using TabGen
Charles T. Scott, Scott D. Klopfer
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Necesidades de Monitoreo para el Manejo Forestal Sustentable de los Bosques de Coniferas del Norte de Mexico
Jose Navar
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Estudio de los Suelos Forestales del Desierto de los Leones Distrito Federal
Juana Ma. Castro Servin
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Inventario y Monitoreo del Recurso Micologico en los Bosques T emplados
Marisela C. Zamora Martinez
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Area Natural Protegida Cerro de la Estrella Descripcion y Diagnostico
Beatriz Silva Torres, Francisco Moreno Sanchez, Diego Reygadas Prado
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Inventarios Integrados y Monitoreo en Ecosistemas Forestales. Caso de Estudio: Ex-Lago de Texcoco
Francisco Becerra-Luna
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Evaluacion Participativa como Parte Integral del Muestreo de los Recursos Naturales
Reynaldo Valenzuela Ruiz
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Forest Cover and Natural Volatile Organic Compound Emissions in North America
Christopher D. Geron
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Some Methodological Approaches to Estimate and Monitor Carbon Mitigation in the Forestry Sector
Ben H. J. de Jong
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Information for Forest Sector Policy
Klaus Janz, Reidar Persson
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Implementing Ecosystem Management Concepts at Multiple Organizational Levels
William T. Sexton, Robert C. Szaro
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Propuesta para la Proteccion, la Restauracion y el Manejo de la Region de Huayacocotla, Veracruz
Carlos Mallen-Rivera
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Subject III: The Evolving Complexity of Inventorying and Monitoring Forest Ecosystems

Complexity of Sampling Multiple Resources
W. E. Frayer
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Reducing Barriers to Assessing Sustainability in the U.S.
Albert Abee
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Mexican Experiences in Forest Monitoring Research
Carlos Rodriguez Franco
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Plot Designs for Ecological Monitoring of Forest and Range
Hans T. Schreuder, Paul H. Geissler
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EI Inventario Forestal de Mexico: Evolucion y Perspectivas
Miguel Caballero Deloya
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International Long-Term Ecological Research: A Role in Research, Inventorying and Monitoring Forest Ecosystem Resources
James R. Gosz
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USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program
Thomas Owens
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Integrating Spatial Statistics with GIS and Remote Sensing in Designing Multiresource Inventories
Robin M. Reich, Vanessa A. Bravo
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Inventories of U.S. Wetlands
W.E. Frayer
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Expanding Applications, Data, and Models in a Forest Inventory of Northern Utah, USA
Gretchen G. Moisen, Thomas C. Edwards, Jr., Tracey S. Frescino
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Permanent Control Sites for Monitoring Forest Resources in Protected Natural Areas in the State of Jalisco, Mexico
Agustin Gallegos Rodriguez, Raymundo Villavicencio Garcia, Efren Hernandez Alvarez, Antonio Rodriguez Rivas, Carlos Felix Becerra S., Carlos Alfonso Munoz Robles
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Industry Perspectives on Implementing and Analyzing an Annual Forest Inventory
Paul C. Van Deusen
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Reporting on the State of Ecosystems: Experiences with Integrating Monitoring and SOE Activities in Canada and North America
Ed B. Wiken, David A. Gauthier
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Ecological Monitoring for the Northwest Forest Plan: A Comparison to Other Major Ecosystem Initiatives
David E. Busch
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Canadian Perspectives on Biodiversity Inventory and Monitoring
Judy Loo
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Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity in Nature Reserves, Forests, and Grasslands in the United States
Thomas J. Stohlgren
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Conservation and Development Approaches to Integrated Inventory and Monitoring for Adaptive Management
James A. Comiskey, Francisco Dallmeier, Alfonso Alonso
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Situacion Actual de la Biodiversidad de Mexico
Jose Concepcion, Boyas Delgado
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Biodiversity of Tamaulipan Thornscrub in Relation to Fragmentation
Enrique Jurado, Gerardo Cuellar, Mercedes Flores, Ignacio Gonzalez
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Rapid Assessment of Endemic Bird Areas in Michoacan, Mexico
Gilberto Chavez-Leon, Deborah M. Finch
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Horizontal and Vertical Stand Structure Analysis of Uneven-Aged Pine-Juniper-Oak Mixed Forest Ecosystem in Northeastern Mexico
J. Jimenez, O. Aguirre, H. Kramer
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Building the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network: The Canadian Experience
Hague H. Vaughan
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Complementary Roles of Research and Monitoring: Lessons From the U.S. LTER Program and Tierra Del Fuego
Jerry F. Franklin, Mark E. Harmon, Frederick J. Swanson
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A Comparative Analysis of Hydrologic Responses of Tropical Deciduous and Temperate Deciduous Watershed Ecosystems to Climatic Change
James M. Vose, Jose Manuel Maass
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Investigaciones a Largo Plazo en Productividad Forestal de Rodales Naturales de Pinus Patula en Mexico: Long-term Forest Productivity Studies in Natural Stands of Pinus Patula in Mexico
Alejandro Velazquez-Martinez, Ana Rita Roman-Jimenez
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Development of a Long-Term Ecological Monitoring Program in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska (USA)
Karen L. Oakley, Edward M. Debevec, Eric A. Rexstad
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A Monitoring System for Research Natural Areas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States
Charles T. Scott, Lucy E. Tyrrell, Marie-Louise Smith, David T. Funk
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Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification-a Natural System for Ecosystem-Based Land Management
Donald S. McLennan
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Subject IV: New Approaches to Integrated Inventory and Monitoring of Forest Ecosystem Resources

Forest Productivity and Diversity: Using Ecological Theory and Landscape Models to Guide Sustainable Forest Management
Michael A. Huston
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Integration of Strategic Inventory and Monitoring Programs for the Forest Lands, Wood Lands, Range Lands and Agricultural Lands of the United States
Raymond L. Czaplewski
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A Strategic Plan for Forest Inventory and Monitoring in the United States
Andrew J. R. Gillespie
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Characterizing Forest Fragmentation and Vulnerability Based on Patch Characteristics
K. Bruce Jones, Timothy G. Wade, James D. Wickham, Kurt H. Riitters, Curtis M. Edmonds
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Ecological Quality Assurance Principles
John Lawrence
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Towards Harmonization for Monitoring Key Forest Variables in Europe Using Earth Observation Data
Sten Folving, Pam Kennedy, Niall McCormick
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Assessment of Rangeland Health and Resource Condition Through Ecological Classification and Predictive Vegetation Modeling
Mark E. Jensen, Roland L. Redmond, Melissa M. Hart, Iris A. Goodman, Terrence M. Sobecki
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Primer Inventario Nacional de Bosques Nativos
Carlos Merenson, Celina L. Montenegro
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Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management: The Canadian Initiative
J. Peter Hall
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The CIFOR Criteria and Indicators Research Program
Ravi Prabhu
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Aplicacion de Criterios e Indicadores en Ecosistemas de Clima T emplado en Mexico
Gil Vera-Castillo, Jesus Dorantes-Lopez, Liliana Gutierrez-Carbajal
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Evaluacion y Analisis de la Estructura de Ecosistemas Forestales
Oscar A. Aguirre Calderon, Javier Jimenez Perez
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Field Methods and Data Processing Techniques Associated with Mapped Inventory Plots
William A. Bechtold, Stanley J. Zarnoch
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Global Strategy for Forest Information Exchange
Eric Landis, Craig Palmer
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Information Management Challenges to Integrated Inventory and Monitoring of Forest Ecosystem Resources
William K. Michener
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The LTER Network Information System: A Framework for Ecological Information Management
James W. Brunt
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The Role of Data and Metadata Archives in Environmental Monitoring and Research Programs
William K. Michener
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Evolution of Ecological Metadata Structures at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Site
Donald L. Henshaw, Gody Spycher
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Situacion Actual de los Sistemas para el Manejo de Informacion de Inventario y Monitoreo Forestales en Mexico
Octavio S. Magana Torres
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The Development of a Data Management System in the Luquillo Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LUQ LTER) Site
Eda C. Melendez-Colom
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Examples of Innovative Information Management for Reporting Forest Data and Information
Adam Fenech
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Forest Health Monitoring Information Management System
Audrey Mac Leod, Harvey Berenberg, Brian Cordova, Susan Hua, Matthew Kinkenon, Chuck Liff
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Forest Health Assessment: Science to Policy Link-an Interesting Challenge
Harry Hirvonen
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An Effective and Efficient Assessment Process
Russell T. Graham, Theresa B. Jain
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Problemas Practicos Que Reducen la Eficiencia de los Sistemas de Apoyo a la Toma de Decisiones Para el Manejo Forestal
Juan Manuel, Torres Rojo
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Subject V: Challenges to Achieving Integration

Seeing the Trees, Forests, and the Earth
H. Gyde Lund
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Retos Para Lograr el Manejo Integrado y Sustenable de los Ecosistemas Forestales
Hugo Manzanilla
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Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Inventory and Monitoring into the Work of a Land Management Agency
Douglas S. Powell
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Some Insights Based on the Canadian Experience
Hague Vaughan, Tom Brydges
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Integrating Ecological Data Over Space and Time: Challenges for the Future
Robert B. Waide
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Hacia una Valoracion Total e Integral de los Recursos Forestales
Carlos Mallen-Rivera, Edmundo Garcia-Moya
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Subject VI: Conclusions and Recommendations

Symposium Conclusions and Recommendations
Celedonio Aguirre-Bravo
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Title: RMRS-P-12: North American Science Symposium: Toward a unified framework for inventorying and monitoring forest ecosystem resources
Electronic Publish Date: July 28, 2009
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