Biomass estimation and mapping from carbon policy to technical training

This manual provides a general overview of biomass and why forest biomass mapping is important, and gives practical information on how to map and estimate forest biomass and emissions from deforestation using data from field surveys and remote sensing.  The manual also provides information on where to find different types of satellite-based imagery to create maps of biomass at local through global scales. It has a simple GIS method to estimate carbon emissions. 

The manual was written as a reference text for a remote sensing workshop held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, 26-30 November 2012 organised by the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI).


Horning, Ned & Laporte, Nadine
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International Forest Agenda/s