Forest Management and the Water Cycle: An Integrated Introduction to Scaling

  • Elve LodeEmail author
  • Matthias Langensiepen
  • Jüri Roosaare
  • Gebhard Schueler
  • Harri Koivusalo
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 212)


Scaling is a multifaceted methodology which can be applied in a great variety of forest hydrological and management contexts. The purpose of this introduction is to provide an overview of Part III of this book which addresses various scaling applications in forest management and hydrology. It provides an integrated overview of commonly applied scaling procedures in computer cartography and establishes links between modelling, geographic mapping and remote sensing. The following chapters provide deeper insights into the theoretical and practical concepts of scaling using information from numerous forest studies which have been performed across Europe.


Geographic Information System Fluvial System Airborne Laser Scanning Spatial Decision Support System Spectral Discrimination 
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Work was prepared in the frame of COST Action FP0601 “Forman” project in collaboration of University of Tartu (Department of Geography), Estonia, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Environment Department), Institute of Ecology of Tallinn University, Estonia, and the Plant Production Systems Group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Used financial sources were the Estonian basic research foundation of SF0280009s07 project of “Impact of disturbances on wetland ecosystems in Estonia” and SF0180127s08 “Material cycling of landscapes in changing climate and land use conditions and ecotechnological control thereof” integrated with FP0601.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elve Lode
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Matthias Langensiepen
    • 3
  • Jüri Roosaare
    • 4
  • Gebhard Schueler
    • 5
  • Harri Koivusalo
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Department of Soil and EnvironmentSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Institute of Crop Science and Resource Protection, Crop Science GroupUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Ecology and Earth SciencesUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia
  5. 5.Research Institute for Forest Ecology and Forestry Rheinland-PfalzTrippstadtGermany
  6. 6.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringAalto University School of Science and TechnologyAaltoFinland

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