A constructive review of the State Forest Inventory in the Russian Federation

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Alekseev, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Tomppo, Erkki
dc.contributor.author McRoberts, Ronald E.
dc.contributor.author von Gadow, Klaus
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-06T09:12:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-06T09:12:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Alekseev , A , Tomppo , E , McRoberts , R E & von Gadow , K 2019 , ' A constructive review of the State Forest Inventory in the Russian Federation ' , Forest ecosystems , vol. 6 , no. 1 , 9 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-019-0165-3 en
dc.identifier.issn 2095-6355
dc.identifier.issn 2197-5620
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/37679
dc.description.abstract The State Forest Inventory (SFI) in the Russian Federation is a relatively new project that is little known in the English-language scientific literature. Following the stipulations of the Forest Act of 2006, the first SFI sample plots in this vast territory were established in 2007. The 34 Russian forest regions were the basic geographical units for all statistical estimates and served as a first-level stratification, while a second level was based on old inventory data and remotely sensed data. The sampling design was to consist of a simple random sample of 84,700 circular 500m(2) sample plots over forest land. Each sample plot consists of three nested concentric circular subplots with radii of 12.62, 5.64 and 2.82m and additional subplots for assessing and describing undergrowth, regeneration and ground vegetation. In total, 117 variables were to be measured or assessed on each plot.Although field work has begun, the methodology has elicited some criticism. The simple random sampling design is less efficient than a systematic design featuring sample plot clusters and a mix of temporary and permanent plots. The second-level stratification is mostly ineffective for increasing precision. Qualitative variables, which are not always essential, are dominant, while important quantitative variables are under-represented. Because of very slow progress, in 2018 the original plan was adjusted by reducing the number of permanent sample plots from 84,700 to 68,287 so that the first SFI cycle could be completed by 2020. en
dc.format.extent 14
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SpringerOpen
dc.relation.ispartofseries Forest ecosystems en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 6 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 1171 Geosciences en
dc.subject.other climate change en
dc.subject.other ecological sustainability en
dc.title A constructive review of the State Forest Inventory in the Russian Federation en
dc.type A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department St.Petersburg State Forest Technical University
dc.contributor.department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
dc.contributor.department United States Department of Agriculture
dc.contributor.department University of Göttingen
dc.subject.keyword Forest inventory
dc.subject.keyword Sampling design
dc.subject.keyword Stratification
dc.subject.keyword Remote sensing
dc.subject.keyword Bias
dc.subject.keyword Accuracy
dc.subject.keyword SAMPLE-SIZE
dc.subject.keyword 1171 Geosciences
dc.subject.keyword climate change
dc.subject.keyword ecological sustainability
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201905062799
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s40663-019-0165-3
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