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RMRS-P-56CD: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2008; October 21-23, 2008; Park City, UT

McWilliams, Will; Moisen, Gretchen; Czaplewski, Ray, comps. 2009. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2008; October 21-23, 2008; Park City, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-56CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 1 CD.

These proceedings report invited presentations and contributions to the 2008 Biennial Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposia, which was hosted by the Research and Development branch of the U.S. Forest Service. As the only comprehensive and continuous census of the forests in the USA, FIA provides strategic information needed to evaluate sustainability of current forest management practices across all ownerships. Symposium papers cover high priority and timely issue-based topics, including climate change, wildlife, fire, bio-energy, geo-spatial extensions, monitoring over time, integrating remote sensing and GIS applications, statistical and related quantitative solutions to emerging needs, and many others.

Keywords: climate change, fire, disturbance, environmental monitoring, national forest inventory (NFI), assessments, remote sensing

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Fire, Disturbance, and Other Remote Sensing Applications to Support Large-Scale Forest Inventories I

1. Joint Simulation of Regional Areas Burned in Canadian Forest Fires: A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Approach
Steen Magnussen
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2. Rapid Assessment of Wildfire Damage Using Forest Inventory Data: A Case in Georgia
Richard A. Harper, John W. Coulsten, Jeffery A. Turner
PDF File Size: 325 K

Cool Tools

3. Using FIA Data in the Forest Vegetation Simulator
John D. Shaw
PDF File Size: 320 K

4. EVALIDatorReports: Reporting Beyond the FIADB
Patrick D. Miles
PDF File Size: 865 K

Wildlife Habitat Applications I

5. Long Term Ecological Monitoring Program on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska: An FIA Adjunct Inventory
John M. Morton, Matthew Bowser, Edward Berg, Dawn Magness, Todd Eskelin
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6. Monitoring and Modeling Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Matthew L. Bowser, John M. Morton
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Fire, Disturbance, and Other Remote Sensing Applications to Support Large-Scale Forest Inventories II

7. Tree Crown Condition in Virginia Before and After Hurricane Isabel (September 2003)
KaDonna Randolph, Anita Rose
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Tracking Forest Land

8. Estimating Fine-scale Land Use Change Dynamics Using an Expedient Photointerpretation-based Method
Tonya Lister, Andrew Lister, Eunice Alexander
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9. Development of Issue-Relevant State Level Analyses of Fragmentation and Urbanization
Rachel Riemann, Tonya Lister, Andy Lister, Dacia Meneguzzo, Sarah Parks
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10. A Preliminary Investigation of Forest Carbon Changes Associated with Land-Use Change in Northern New England
Daolan Zheng, Linda S. Heath, Mark J. Ducey, James E. Smith
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Wildlife Habitat Applications II

11. Quantification of Lewis's Woodpecker Habitat Using Forest Inventory and Analysis Data
Chris Witt
PDF File Size: 155 K

Remote Sensing to Support Local to Regional Monitoring and Management Needs

12. Integrating Landsat-Derived Disturbance Maps with FIA Inventory Data: Applications for State-Level Forest Resource Assessments
Sonja Oswalt, Chengquan Huang, Hua Shi, James Vogelmann, Zhiliang Zhu, Samuel N. Goward, John Coulston
PDF File Size: 165 K

13. Analyzing Landsat Time-Series Data across Adjacent Path/Rows and Across Multiple Cycles of FIA: Lessons Learned in Southern Missouri
Mark Nelson, Sean Healey, W. Keith Moser, Mark Hansen, Warren Cohen, Mark Hatfield, Nancy Thomas, Jeff Masek
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14. Trends in Afforestation in Southern Missouri
W. Keith Moser, Mark D. Nelson, Mark H. Hansen, Sean Healey, Warren Cohen
PDF File Size: 875 K

National Inventory and Monitoring Applications

15. Overview of the National Inventory and Monitoring Applications Center (NIMAC)
Charles T. Scott
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16. Design Tool for Inventory and Monitoring
Charles T. Scott, Renate Bush, Ken Brewer
PDF File Size: 175 K

17. Inventory of Trees in Nonforest Areas in the Great Plains States
Andrew Lister, Chip Scott, Steve Rasmussen
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18. Effects of Plot Size on Forest-Type Algorithm Accuracy
James A. Westfall
PDF File Size: 300 K

19. Wisconsin State Forests Continuous Forest Inventory: A Look at the First Year
Randall S. Morin, Teague Prichard, Vern Everson, Jim Westfall, Charles Scott
PDF File Size: 300 K

FIA Map Products: Production and Assessment

20. Combining Forest Inventory, Satellite Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data for Mapping Forest Attributes of the Conterminous United States
Mark Nelson, Greg Liknes, Charles H. Perry
PDF File Size: 4.7 MB

Disturbance Impacts

21. An Assessment of the Relationship between Emerald Ash Borer Presence and Landscape Pattern
Susan J. Crocker, Dacia M. Meneguzzo
PDF File Size: 1 MB

22. Mountain Pine Beetle Infestations and Sudden Aspen Decline in Colorado: Can the Forest Inventory and Analysis Annual Inventory System Address the Issues?
Michael T. Thompson
PDF File Size: 140 K

Large Area Mapping Applications I

23. Harmonizing Estimates of Forest Land Area from National-Level Forest Inventory and Satellite Imagery
Bonnie Ruefenacht, Mark D. Nelson, Mark Finco, Ken Brewer
PDF File Size: 1.4 MB

Enhancing FIA for Offset Monitoring

24. Investigation into Calculating Tree Biomass and Carbon in the FIADB using a Biomass Expansion Factor Approach
Linda S. Heath, Mark Hansen, James E. Smith, Patrick D. Miles, Brad W. Smith
PDF File Size: 385 K

25. Estimating Diesel Fuel Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Forest Road Construction
Dan Loeffler, Greg Jones, Nikolaus Vonessen, Sean Healey, Woodam Chung
PDF File Size: 200 K

26. Determining Landscape-Level Carbon Emissions from Historically Harvested Forest Products
Sean Healey, Todd A. Morgan, Jon Songster, Jason Brandt
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Phase 3 Indicators: Past, Present, and Future

27. Lichens, Ozone, and Forest Health - Exploring Cross-indicator Analyses with FIA Data
Susan Will-Wolf, Sarah Jovan
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28. The Power of FIA Phase 3 Crown-Indicator Variables to Detect Change
William A. Bechtold, Kadonna C. Randolph, Stanley J. Zarnoch
PDF File Size: 205 K

Phase 3 Indicators: Data in Action

29. From Detection Monitoring to Evaluation Monitoring - A Case Study Involving Crown Dieback in Northern White-Cedar
KaDonna C. Randolph, William A. Bechtold, Randall S. Morin, Stanley J. Zarnoch
PDF File Size: 455 K

30. Can Live Tree Size-Density Relationships Provide a Mechanism for Predicting Down and Dead Tree Resources?
Christopher W. Woodall, James A. Westfall
PDF File Size: 135 K

31. Vegetation Inventory Data: How Much is Enough?
Bethany Schulz, Sonja Oswalt, W. Keith Moser
PDF File Size: 160 K

Combining Panel Data

32. Tree-level Imputation Techniques to Estimate Current Plot-level Attributes in the Pacific Northwest Using Paneled Inventory Data
Bianca N. I. Eskelson, Temesgen Hailemariam, Tara M. Barrett
PDF File Size: 190 K

33. Opportunities to Improve Monitoring of Temporal Trends with FIA Panel Data
Raymond L. Czaplewski, Michael T. Thompson
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34. Spatial-Temporal Models for Improved County-Level Annual Estimates
Francis A. Roesch
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Predictive Geo-Spatial Modeling

35. Using Landsat Imagery and FIA Data to Examine Wood Supply Uncertainty
Curtis A. Collins, Ruth C. Seawell
PDF File Size: 225 K

36. Mapping Upland Hardwood Site Quality and Productivity with GIS and FIA in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina
Claudia A. Cotton, Stephen R. Prisley, Thomas R. Fox
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37. Testing Ecoregions in Kentucky and Tennessee with Satellite Imagery and Forest Inventory Data
W. Henry McNab, F. Thomas Lloyd (deceased)
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Biomass Estimation

38. Improving North American Forest Biomass Estimates from Literature Synthesis and Meta-Analysis of Existing Biomass Equations
David C. Chojnacky, Jennifer C. Jenkins, Amanda K. Holland
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Landscape-Level Analyses I

39. Relationships between Forest Structure, Composition, Site, and Spruce Beetle Occurrence in the Intermountain West
R. Justin DeRose, James N. Long, John D. Shaw
PDF File Size: 340 K

40. Evaluating Cypress Sustainability - "FIA In the Hot Seat"
Mark J. Brown
PDF File Size: 400 K

41. Use of Damage Surveys and Field Inventories to Evaluate Oak and Sugar Maple Health in the Northern United States
Randall S. Morin, Christopher W. Woodall, Jim Steinman, Charles H. Perry
PDF File Size: 845 K

Biomass Applications

42. A Real-Time Web-based Optimal Biomass Site Assessment Tool (BioSAT): Module 1. An Economic Assessment of Mill Residues for the Southern U.S.
Timothy M. Young, James H. Perdue, Andy Hartsell, Robert C. Abt, Donald G. Hodges, Timothy G. Rials
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43. Mixed Multi-Scalar Methods to Assess Wood Biomass Availability on Family Forests in Virginia's Southside
M. D. Brinckman, J. F. Munsell
PDF File Size: 700 K

44. A Strategic Assessment of Biofuels Development in the Western States
Kenneth E. Skog, Robert Rummer, Bryan Jenkins, Nathan Parker, Peter Tittman, Quinn Hart, Richard Nelson, Ed Gray, Anneliese Schmidt, Marcia Patton-Mallory, Gayle Gordan
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Utilizing Climate Information

45. Predicting Forest Attributes from Climate Data Using a Recursive Partitioning and Regression Tree Algorithm
Greg C. Liknes, Christopher W. Woodall, Charles H. Perry
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46. Actual Evapotranspiration (AET) and Tree Species Richness in the Eastern U.S.A.
Weihong Fan, Richard H. Waring
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Landscape-Level Analyses II

47. Summary and Findings of the 2006 BLM Forest Lands Report
Tim Bottomley, Jim Menlove
PDF File Size: 1 MB

48. Tree Migration Detection Through Comparisons of Historic and Current Forest Inventories
Christopher W. Woodall, Christopher M. Oswalt, James A. Westfall, Charles H. Perry, Mark N. Nelson
PDF File Size: 140 K

49. From Genes to Ecosystems: Measuring Evolutionary Diversity and Community Structure with Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data
Kevin M. Potter
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Fine Scale Mapping Applications

50. Combining FIA Plot Data with Topographic Variables: Are Precise Locations Needed?
Stephen P. Prisley, Huei-Jin Wang, Philip J. Radtke, John Coulston
PDF File Size: 1.1 MB

51. Using Interpreted Large Scale Aerial Photo Data to Enhance Satellite-based Mapping and Explore Forest Land Definitions
Tracey S. Frescino, Gretchen G. Moisen
PDF File Size: 2.8 MB

System Improvements

52. The Role of Pre-Field Operations at Four Forest Inventory Units: We Can See the Trees, Not Just the Forest
Sara A. Goeking, Greg C. Liknes
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53. A Stem-Map Model for Predicting Tree Canopy Cover of Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Plots
Chris Toney, John D. Shaw, Mark D. Nelson
PDF File Size: 915 K

54. Correct County Areas with Sidebars for Virginia
Joseph M. McCollum, Dale Gormanson, John Coulston
PDF File Size: 210 K

Statistical Considerations

55. An Assessment of the Impact of FIA's Default Assumptions on the Estimates of Coarse Woody Debris Volume and Biomass
Vicente J. Monleon
PDF File Size: 135 K

56. Field Results for Line Intersect Distance Sampling of Coarse Woody Debris
David L. R. Affleck
PDF File Size: 1.9 MB

57. A Comparison of Forest Height Prediction from FIA Field Measurement and LiDAR Data Via Spatial Models
Yuzhen Li
PDF File Size: 610 K

58. Calculation of Upper Confidence Bounds on Not-Sampled Vegetation Types Using a Systematic Grid Sample: An Application to Map Unit Definition for Existing Vegetation Maps
Paul L. Patterson, Mark Finco
PDF File Size: 235 K

Addendum - January, 2010

59. Evaluation of Open Source Data Mining Software Packages
Bonnie Ruefenacht, Greg Liknes, Andrew J. Lister, Haans Fisk, Dan Wendt
PDF File Size: 405 K

Title: RMRS-P-56CD: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2008; October 21-23, 2008; Park City, UT
Electronic Publish Date: July 14, 2009
Last Update:
January 27, 2010

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