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Forest inventories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands

Formally Refereed
Authors: Thomas Brandeis, Humfredo Marcano-Vega
Year: 2022
Type: Book Chapter
Station: Southern Research Station
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4060/cb7791en
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): 347-365.

Abstract

This chapter reviews the national forest inventories (NFIs) done in Puerto Rico (PR) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) by discussing the periodic forest inventories of mainland PR (1980-1990) along with the annualized Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program inventories of PR and the USVI (2001-present). Information is offered about the terms and definitions used, current sampling design, processing of data to estimate land area, the equations used for predicting total stem volume and above- and below-ground biomass, results of the most recent forest inventories, data quality control procedures, supplemental methods that have been designed to address special forest characteristics and the monitoring of forest health indicators, and future prospects for the NFIs in PR and the USVI.

Keywords

Caribbean-National Forest Inventories-Puerto Rico-U.S. Virgin Islands

Citation

Brandeis, T.J., Marcano-Vega, H. 2022. Forest inventories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. In: Ram rez, C., Alberdi, I., Bahamondez, C., Veloso de Freitas, J., eds. National forest inventories of Latin America and the Caribbean Towards the harmonization of forest information. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): 347-365. https://doi.org/10.4060/cb7791en
Citations
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/64790