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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Francis A. Roesch

Research Mathematical Statistician
200 W.T. Weaver Blvd
Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828-257-4871
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Current Research

Estimation methods for the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program's (FIA) Annual Forest Inventory sample design. Estimation of forest attributes and the dynamics of those attributes are explored. A sub-area of this research involves small-area estimation methods for the FIA design. Small can be defined geographically, temporally or categorically. The area is small if, in and of itself, it would contain insufficient sample information for estimation. These methods use various distance measures to reach out for information from adjacent areas by modeling through the space-time continuum.


  • Rutgers University, Ph.D. Forest Biometrics/Ecology Program, 1988
  • Rutgers University, M.S. Statistics, 1988
  • Cook College of Rutgers University, B.S. Natural Resource Mgt, Forestry, 1984

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Last updated on : 07/17/2014