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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Forest Biometry

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course aims to provide an overview of the methods of measuring the tree resources present in the forest. Going by the adage "whatever cannot be measured, cannot be managed," the estimation of the tree resources becomes crucial for managing a forest. It is important whether the forests are to be managed for commercial purposes such as wood production and energy production, or for non-commercial purposes. Forest biometry forms the foundation for the preparation of working plans that are technical documents for the working of any forest in India. The course will not only focus on the theories of measurement, but shall also provide an overview of the instrumentation basics of various equipments used for the purpose.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :Officers and staff of Forest departments, Students of Forestry, Students of Agriculture, Policy makersPREREQUISITES :Has cleared 10+2 with scienceINDUSTRY SUPPORT :Green energy industries, Renewable energy / materials industry, Bio-fuel industries, Paper and pulp
manufacturing industries, Plywood industries, Agroforestry industries.



Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Tree form
Week 3: Tree diameter
Week 4: Tree height
Week 5: Tree canopy
Week 6: Basal area
Week 7: Volume
Week 8: Measurement of other attributes

Taught by

Prof. Ankur awadhiya

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