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Inventory Techniques and Assessment of Rattan and Bamboo in Tropical Forests

Technical Reports
Inventory Techniques and Assessment of Rattan and Bamboo in Tropical Forests

Author:

J.T Williams; Nur Supardi Md. Noor; I.V. Ramanuja Rao

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

1995

Pages:

96

Keywords:

inventory, assessment, bamboo, rattan, techniques, guide

The status of rattans and rattan inventory in India is discussed briefly. The Kerala Forest Research Institute, as part of a research program is funded by IDRC, Canada, is currently involved in developing appropriate inventory methods for rattans. Based on these studies, various constraints in the design and execution of rattan inventory are discussed. The potentials of modern inventory tools such as remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), global position systems (GPS), as well as different sampling designs in overcoming these constraints, especially regarding data capture, data integration, preparation of inventory design, data processing and display of results are discussed.

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