(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Uncertainty in the construction of global knowledge of tropical forests

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Univ., Leeds, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper reviews current methods for constructing global knowledge of changes in tropical forest area, carbon density, biodiversity and ecosystem services. It finds a deficiency in formal institutions for global measurement and constructing global knowledge. There is growth in interdisciplinary research into modelling forest change and estimating carbon emissions using remote sensing data, but not in studying biodiversity. Continuing uncertainty has implications for implementing the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) scheme. Uncertainty could be reduced by expanding formal scientific institutions, e.g. by establishing an operational scientific global forest monitoring system, and devising formal generic rules for constructing global environmental knowledge


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 34, no6 [pp. 811-844]

Bibliographic references : 10 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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