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Keyword: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)

A framework for evaluating forest restoration alternatives and their outcomes, over time, to inform monitoring: Bioregional inventory originated simulation under management

Publications Posted on: October 04, 2017
The BioSum modeling framework summarizes current and prospective future forest conditions under alternative management regimes along with their costs, revenues and product yields.

Assessment of fire effects based on Forest Inventory and Analysis data and a long-term fire mapping data set

Publications Posted on: May 24, 2017
Integration of Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) plot data with Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) data can provide new information about fire effects on forests. This integration allowed broad-scale assessment of the cover types burned in large fires, the relationship between prefire stand conditions and fire severity, and postfire stand conditions.

Disentangling forest change from forest inventory change: A case study from the U.S. Interior West

Science Spotlights Posted on: October 07, 2015
Trends in forest attributes are typically assessed using long-term forest inventories, but trends can only be assessed when inventory methods are compatible over time. This study demonstrated an appropriate method of comparing historical to current inventory data, showing that comparisons not accounting for changing inventory methods can produce misleading results about forest trends in western states.

Disentangling forest change from forest inventory change: A case study from the US Interior West

Publications Posted on: September 29, 2015
Long-term trends in forest attributes are typically assessed using strategic inventories such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. The implicit assumption of any trend analysis is that data are comparable over time.

Small-area estimation of forest attributes within fire boundaries

Publications Posted on: August 18, 2015
Wildfires are gaining more attention every year as they burn more frequently, more intensely, and across larger landscapes. Generating timely estimates of forest resources within fire perimeters is important for land managers to quickly determine the impact of fi res on U.S. forests. The U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program needs tools to produce these estimates in a timely matter.

Using inventory-based tree-ring data as a proxy for historical climate: Investigating the Pacific decadal oscillation and teleconnections

Publications Posted on: August 18, 2015
In 2009, the Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the U.S. Forest Service started to archive approximately 11 000 increment cores collected in the Interior West states during the periodic inventories of the 1980s and 1990s.

Comparing alternatives for increasing sampling intensity in forest inventories

Publications Posted on: August 18, 2015
Each of the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) regions has an occasional need to intensify the national sampling grid.

Improving estimates of forest disturbance by combining observations from Landsat time series with U.S

Publications Posted on: March 19, 2015
With earth's surface temperature and human population both on the rise a new emphasis has been placed on monitoring changes to forested ecosystems the world over. In the United States the U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program monitors the forested land base with field data collected over a permanent network of sample plots. Although these plots are visited repeatedly through time there are large temporal gaps (e.g.

Forest Inventory ESTimation & Analysis (FIESTA)

Projects Posted on: January 22, 2015
Forest Inventory ESTimation & Analysis (FIESTA) is a research tool for analysts who use data from the Forest Inventory and Analysis program and work in the open-source, R statistical programming environment.

Improving estimates of forest disturbance by combining observations from Landsat time series with U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis data

Publications Posted on: September 12, 2014
With earth's surface temperature and human population both on the rise a new emphasis has been placed on monitoring changes to forested ecosystems the world over. In the United States the U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program monitors the forested land base with field data collected over a permanent network of sample plots. Although these plots are visited repeatedly through time there are large temporal gaps (e.g.

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