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A new generation of sensors and monitoring tools to support climate-smart forestry practices

Torresan, Chiara and Garzon, Marta Benito and O'Grady, Michael and Robson, Thomas Matthew and Picchi, Gianni and Panzacchi, Pietro and Tomelleri, Enrico and Smith, Melanie and Marshall, John and Wingate, Lisa and Tognetti, Roberto and Rustad, Lindsey E. and Kneeshaw, Dan (2021). A new generation of sensors and monitoring tools to support climate-smart forestry practices. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 51 , 1751-1765
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Climate-smart forestry (CSF) is an emerging branch of sustainable adaptive forest management aimed at enhancing the potential of forests to adapt to and mitigate climate change. It relies on much higher data requirements than traditional forestry. These data requirements can be met by new devices that support continuous, in situ monitoring of forest conditions in real time. We propose a comprehensive network of sensors, i.e., a wireless sensor network (WSN), that can be part of a worldwide network of interconnected uniquely addressable objects, an Internet of Things (IoT), which can make data available in near real time to multiple stakeholders, including scientists, foresters, and forest managers, and may partially motivate citizens to participate in big data collection. The use of in situ sources of monitoring data as ground-truthed training data for remotely sensed data can boost forest monitoring by increasing the spatial and temporal scales of the monitoring, leading to a better understanding of forest processes and potential threats. Here, some of the key developments and applications of these sensors are outlined, together with guidelines for data management. Examples are given of their deployment to detect early warning signals (EWS) of ecosystem regime shifts in terms of forest productivity, health, and biodiversity. Analysis of the strategic use of these tools highlights the opportunities for engaging citizens and forest in this new of forest

Authors/Creators:Torresan, Chiara and Garzon, Marta Benito and O'Grady, Michael and Robson, Thomas Matthew and Picchi, Gianni and Panzacchi, Pietro and Tomelleri, Enrico and Smith, Melanie and Marshall, John and Wingate, Lisa and Tognetti, Roberto and Rustad, Lindsey E. and Kneeshaw, Dan
Title:A new generation of sensors and monitoring tools to support climate-smart forestry practices
Series Name/Journal:Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:51
Page range:1751-1765
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:CANADIAN SCIENCE PUBLISHING
ISSN:0045-5067
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Keywords:climate change, early warning signals, ecosystem regime shifts, wireless sensor network, Internet of Things, citizen science, green technologies
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-115348
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-115348
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DOI10.1139/cjfr-2020-0295
Web of Science (WoS)000733762600002
ID Code:26761
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:20 Jan 2022 11:25
Metadata Last Modified:20 Jan 2022 11:31

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