Summary and Conclusions

  • Gherardo ChiriciEmail author
  • Susanne Winter
  • Ronald E. McRoberts
Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 20)


This chapter summarizes the main findings of WG3 of COST Action E43 by recalling the background information which constitutes the reasons for the activities carried out and then recalling the main phases of our work. For each of the seven essential features, the main results of the experimental harmonization process are presented and recommendations to NFIs are given to facilitate future operational harmonization processes.


Ground Vegetation National Forest Inventory Forest Biodiversity Forest Category Biodiversity Indicator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gherardo Chirici
    • 1
    Email author
  • Susanne Winter
    • 2
  • Ronald E. McRoberts
    • 3
  1. 1.Università degli Studi del MoliseMoliseItaly
  2. 2.Department für Ökologie und Studienfakultät für Forstwissenschaft und RessourcenmanagementTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Forest Inventory and Analysis, Northern Research StationUSDA Forest ServiceWashingtonUSA

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