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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.