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Decision support in Forest planning & conservation: GIS & remote sensing

Tobias Mathow

(Submission #257)


One third of the area of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) or 1.300.000 ha is forest land and managed by ForstBW (Baden-Württemberg Forest Service). Whilst GIS has been an important tool at ForstBW since its beginnings, its main domain has been the mapping of forest specific spatial data. However, currently and even more so in the future, GIS becomes part of decision support systems that will hopefully contribute to better decision making in complex challenges. I will present two examples of GIS based decision support from current fields of ForstBW’ s activities; (i) risk reduction in forest planning and (ii) habitat improvement for endangered species. A special emphasis is put on the coaction of the results of complex GIS processing with local expertise.


Topic Area:  [1.11] Agriculture - forestry - aquaculture
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Comments:   GIS, decision support, remote sensing, forest, storm risk, conservation


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