Perspectives of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Tropical Forest Management
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 33-39
Received: Nov. 20, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 13, 2016; Published: Apr. 13, 2017
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Mukete Beckline, Department of Forest Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China; Community Service for Environmental Protection (COSEP), South West Region, Cameroon
Sun Yujun, Department of Forest Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
Baninla Yvette, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Achem Baye Joh, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Bakia Mor-Achankap, Forest Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Buea, Cameroon
Sajjad Saeed, Department of Forest Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
Tamungang Richard, Forest Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Buea, Cameroon
Jaba Wose, Forest Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Buea, Cameroon
Chalwe Paul, Department of Forestry Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
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Abstract
Tropical forest management requires could be improved through the use of current technologies including remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS). In this paper, we characterize and evaluate forest management patterns and relate this to modern technologies such as geographical information systems and remote sensing. We further examine the application of these modern technologies in tropical forestry and conservation. To achieve this, we carried out a comprehensive survey of published scientific literature obtained through Web of Science, Mendeley, Researchgate and Google Scholar. We observed that, the relationships between forestry management, modern technologies have shifted over time. These have depended on how management activities such as planting and harvesting, interact with other drivers and disturbances (fire, pests and diseases) to influence the adaptive capacity of forests. Forest management and new technologies are interrelated because the technologies support management actions; hence contribute to global forest resources management and conservation.
Keywords
Forest Management, GIS, Remote Sensing, Tropical Forest Conservation, Forest Policy, Climate Change
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Mukete Beckline, Sun Yujun, Baninla Yvette, Achem Baye Joh, Bakia Mor-Achankap, Sajjad Saeed, Tamungang Richard, Jaba Wose, Chalwe Paul, Perspectives of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Tropical Forest Management, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 33-39. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20170503.11
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