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Ethical conduct for research : a code of scientific ethics

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
The USDA Forest Service recently developed and adopted a code of ethical conduct for scientific research and development.

North American Forest Futures 2018-2090: Scenarios for Building a More Resilient Forest Sector

Publications Posted on: May 01, 2018
North American forests and forest management institutions are experiencing a wide range of significant ecological disturbances and socioeconomic changes, which point to the need for enhanced resilience. A critical capacity for resilience in institutions is strategic foresight.

Quantifying loss and degradation of former American marten habitat due to the impacts of forestry operations and associated road networks in northern Idaho, USA [Chapter 12]

Publications Posted on: November 13, 2017
The global human population has more than tripled in the past century, reaching seven billion in 2012. The total footprint of humanity on the biosphere has more than doubled since the mid-twentieth century (Vitousek et al. 1997). Every year globally more than 14 million hectares of natural forest are converted to other land uses (FAO 2011), and many other ecosystems, such as temperate grasslands, are mere remnants of their original area.

Rapid-response tools and datasets for post-fire remediation: Linking remote sensing and process-based hydrological models

Publications Posted on: January 06, 2017
Post-wildfire flooding and erosion can threaten lives, property and natural resources. Increased peak flows and sediment delivery due to the loss of surface vegetation cover and fire-induced changes in soil properties are of great concern to public safety. Burn severity maps derived from remote sensing data reflect fire-induced changes in vegetative cover and soil properties.

Foundational literature for moving native plant materials in changing climates

Publications Posted on: March 01, 2016
Seed transfer guidelines and zones are used to manage the movement of plant materials, but by the end of the century many landscapes across the globe will have climates that are incompatible with current vegetation.

Landsat time series and lidar as predictors of live and dead basal area across five bark beetle-affected forests

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
Bark beetle-caused tree mortality affects important forest ecosystem processes. Remote sensing methodologies that quantify live and dead basal area (BA) in bark beetle-affected forests can provide valuable information to forest managers and researchers.

Rapid response tools and datasets for post-fire modeling: Linking Earth Observations and process-based hydrological models to support post-fire remediation

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2015
Preparation is key to utilizing Earth Observations and process-based models to support post-wildfire mitigation. Post-fire flooding and erosion can pose a serious threat to life, property and municipal water supplies. Increased runoff and sediment delivery due to the loss of surface cover and fire-induced changes in soil properties are of great concern.

Field plot measures and predictive map products for "Regression modeling and mapping of coniferous forest basal area and tree density from discrete-return lidar and multispectral satellite data"

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication contains lidar, advanced land imagery, geographic and tree data for 26 different predictor variables used in the modeling and mapping of basal area and tree density across two diverse coniferous forest landscapes in north-central Idaho. It also contains the Arc/INFO GRID raster format 30-meter-resolution maps for both study areas showing predicted basal area and tree density.

Hydrologic influences of forest vegetation in a changing world: Learning from Forest Service experimental forests, ranges, and watersheds

Publications Posted on: September 21, 2011
The importance of forests in providing reliable sources of clean water cannot be underestimated. Therefore, there is a pressing need to understand how hydrologic systems function in forested ecosystems, in response to a variety of traditional and novel stressors and environments.