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Keyword: nonparametric regression

Probabilistic risk models for multiple disturbances: an example of forest insects and wildfires

Publications Posted on: December 08, 2010
Building probabilistic risk models for highly random forest disturbances like wildfire and forest insect outbreaks is a challenging. Modeling the interactions among natural disturbances is even more difficult. In the case of wildfire and forest insects, we looked at the probability of a large fire given an insect outbreak and also the incidence of insect outbreaks following wildfire.

Model-assisted estimation of forest resources with generalized additive models

Publications Posted on: July 05, 2007
Multiphase surveys are often conducted in forest inventories, with the goal of estimating forested area and tree characteristics over large regions. This article describes how design-based estimation of such quantities, based on information gathered during ground visits of sampled plots, can be made more precise by incorporating auxiliary information available from remote sensing.