Potential Primary Forests Map of Romania

Release date: November 2017

Author(s): Pierre L Ibisch (Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development), Adrian Ursu (Geography Department, A. I. Cuza University of Iași), Alexandru Ciutea (Greenpeace CEE Romania, Geography Department, A. I. Cuza University of Iași)

Language: English

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Scientific publications:

Pierre L Ibisch, Adrian Ursu, Alexandru Ciutea. Potential Primary Forests Map of Romania.  ResearchGate. Greenpeace CEE Romania; Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development; Geography Department, A. I. Cuza University of Iași

Cataloging a forest as “Primary” can only be done in the field studies, however an estimation of the location and extent of these forests can be done using GIS and remote sensing techniques. This kind of estimation could be very useful when planning the future field studies. The purpose of this first analysis based on Sentinel-2 multispectral satellite images is to evaluate the state of the forests, in order to eliminate the degraded areas, which do not correspond to the identification criteria and in order to define and create an hierarchy for the next stages of documentation and final ground evaluation.