United States Department of Agriculture
Bioregional Inventory Originated Simulation Under Management
Biosum provides simulation-based analytical tools that leverage data from FIA — the nation's forest census — to predict, and statistically summarize over multi-million acre forested landscapes, the consequences of forest management strategies. Management strategies can be multi-objective, vary among owner groups, evolve over time, and be contingent on targeted sets of specific site and vegetation attributes. As many as hundreds of alternative silvicultural sequences can be simulated, evaluated and compared and best alternatives selected for each forested acre via user defined heuristics.
Biosum is suitable for addressing a variety of policy relevant questions concerning forest landscape management such as:
The MS Windows based biosum software and all component models in the analytic framework are free, downloadable, documented and supported.
For access to the full installation package send your name, institution, and intended use to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a link to the download page will be provided.
For questions about Biosum, please contact email@example.com and we will respond as soon as we are able.
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