Developing methods for biomass and carbon assessment for miombo woodlands, pine plantations and agroforestry fields in Malawi

The project is a part of the Capacity Building for Managing Climate Change “CABMACC-LUANAR” project in Malawi. The project is led by Associate Professor Weston Mwanse and Dr. Steve Makungwa of Forestry Department at LUANAR. The work at NMBU is led by Prof. Tron Eid. Continue reading

Estimating Forest and Shrub Aboveground Dry Biomass in the Tanana Valley, Alaska using Ground Plots and Airborne Lidar Data

The project is a part of the large project called “A Joint USFS-NASA Pilot Project to Estimate Forest Carbon Stocks in Interior Alaska by Integrating Field, Airborne and Satellite Data”. The project is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). NASA CMS is designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes. Continue reading

Methods for estimating volume, biomass and tree species diversity using field inventory and airborne laser scanning in the tropical forests of Tanzania

Ernest William Mauya successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Methods for estimating volume, biomass and tree species diversity using field inventory and airborne laser scanning in the tropical forests of Tanzania”, on October 28, 2015.
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One-day Workshop “Technical challenges for REDD+ and some recent advances in MRV”

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in collaboration with partner universities in Tanzania and partner institutions in Norway have recently concluded on more than four years of research and development on a broad specter of REDD+ issues in Tanzania. Monitoring of deforestation and capacity building in the field of forest monitoring have been significant parts of these activities.

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