Celebrating progress, possibilities, and partnerships: Proceedings of the 2019 Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Science Stakeholder Meeting.
|Authors:||Thomas J. Brandeis|
|Type:||General Technical Report|
|Station:||Southern Research Station|
|Source:||e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-256. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station.|
AbstractThe Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA) is the primary source of information about our Nation’s forests’ status and trends. Built on a statistically robust sampling network of permanent forest inventory and monitoring plots, the program has created a framework upon which a diverse variety of scientific studies have been built. An FIA Science Stakeholder Meeting was held November 19-21st, 2019 in Knoxville, TN, to bring together FIA personnel, researchers from peer organizations, academia, policymakers, and members of the international scientific community under the theme "Celebrating progress, possibilities and partnerships". Presentations given at this meeting showed the evolution of FIA over time, innovative uses of the data collected by the program now, and looked to future applications in the fields of vegetation monitoring, land use and land cover change, and methods for delivering this information to stakeholders. These biennial meetings serve to maintain and expand the community of FIA data users by providing them with a forum in which to share and explore their ideas on how to make use of this ever growing body of data and information. This proceedings document includes abstracts of the presentation given and expanded details from selected papers presented at the meeting.
Titles contained within Celebrating progress, possibilities, and partnerships: Proceedings of the 2019 Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Science Stakeholder Meeting.
- An enhanced representation of forest cover for distributed hydrologic modeling based on forest inventory data
- Demonstrating a progressive FIA through FIESTA: A bridge between science and production
- Creating homogenous landfire vegetation classes for forest inventory applications in the Interior West
- An alternative post-stratification scheme to decrease variance of forest attribute estimates in the Interior West