US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Ronald E. McRoberts

Mathematical Statistician
1992 Folwell Ave
St. Paul
United States

Phone: 651-649-5174
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Current Research

  • Model-based estimation of forest attributes using forest inventory and remotely sensed auxiliary data
  • k-Nearest Neighbors technique
  • Estimating biodiversity using forest inventory and remotely sensed auxiliary data
  • Carbon accounting

Research Interests

Spatial point processes for estimating the growth of coconut palm trees on the sands of Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Why This Research is Important

Addresses issues of forest sustainability and small area estimation for FIA users


  • University of Minnesota, Ph.D. Biostatistics

Professional Organizations

  • American Statistical Association
  • International Biometrics Society
  • International Spatial Accuracy Research Association
  • The International Environmetrics Society (TIES)
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Awards & Recognition

  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, Distinguished Service Award, 2014
  • University of Minnesota, Morris Distinguished Alumni Award, 2012
  • Italian Academy of Forest Science, Elected member, 2010
  • University of Göttingen, Germany, Visiting Scholar Award, 2010
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Honor Award for Excellence, 2008
  • American Statistical Association, Election as Fellow, 2007
  • International Statistical Institute, Election as member, 2007
  • American Statistical Association, Distinguished Achievement Award, 2005

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Last updated on : 05/07/2019