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Chris Toney

Biological Scientist

200 East Broadway Street
Missoula, MT 59807
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Shirk, Andrew J.; Cushman, Samuel A.; Waring, Kristen M.; Wehenkel, Christian A.; Leal-Saenz, Alejandro; Toney, Chris; Lopez-Sanchez, Carlos A., 2018. Southwestern white pine (Pinus strobiformis) species distribution models project a large range shift and contraction due to regional climatic changes
Schroeder, Todd A.; Schleeweis, Karen; Moisen, Gretchen; Toney, Chris; Cohen, Warren B.; Freeman, Elizabeth; Yang, Zhiqiang; Huang, Chengquan, 2017. Testing a Landsat-based approach for mapping disturbance causality in U.S. forests
Riemann, Rachel; Liknes, Greg C.; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath; Toney, Chris; Lister, Tonya, 2016. Comparative assessment of methods for estimating tree canopy cover across a rural-to-urban gradient in the mid-Atlantic region of the USA
Moisen, Gretchen; Meyer, Mary C.; Schroeder, Todd A.; Liao, Xiyue; Schleeweis, Karen; Freeman, Elizabeth; Toney, Chris, 2016. Shape selection in Landsat time series: A tool for monitoring forest dynamics
Keane II, Robert E.; Herynk, Jason M.; Toney, Chris; Urbanski, Shawn P.; Lutes, Duncan C.; Ottmar, Roger D., 2015. Assessing three fuel classification systems and their maps using Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) surface fuel measurements
Schleeweis, Karen; Moisen, Gretchen; Schroeder, Todd A.; Toney, Chris; Freeman, Elizabeth, 2015. On the road to national mapping and attribution of the processes underlying U.S
Schroeder, Todd A.; Moisen, Gretchen; Schleeweis, Karen; Toney, Chris; Cohen, Warren B.; Yang, Zhiqiang; Freeman, Elizabeth, 2015. Using an empirical and rule-based modeling approach to map cause of disturbance in U.S
Woodall, C.W.; Walters, B.F.; Oswalt, S.N.; Domke, G.M.; Toney, Chris; Gray, A.N., 2013. Biomass and carbon attributes of downed woody materials in forests of the United States
Tavernia, Brian G.; Nelson, Mark D.; Goerndt, Michael E.; Walters, Brian F.; Toney, Chris, 2013. Changes in forest habitat classes under alternative climate and land-use change scenarios in the northeast and midwest, USA
Keane II, Robert E.; Herynk, Jason M.; Toney, Chris; Urbanski, Shawn P.; Lutes, Duncan C.; Ottmar, Roger D., 2013. Evaluating the performance and mapping of three fuel classification systems using Forest Inventory and Analysis surface fuel measurements
Toney, Chris; Liknes, Greg; Lister, Andy; Meneguzzo, Dacia, 2012. Assessing alternative measures of tree canopy cover: Photo-interpreted NAIP and ground-based estimates
Moisen, Gretchen; Schroeder, Todd A.; Schleeweis, Karen; Toney, Chris; Cohen, Warren B.; Goward, Samuel N., 2012. Attributing causal agents to nationwide maps of forest disturbance
Toney, Chris; Peterson, Birgit; Long Jr, Donald G.; Parsons, Russell A.; Cohn, Gregory M., 2012. Development and applications of the LANDFIRE forest structure layers
Tavernia, Brian G.; Nelson, Mark D.; Walters, Brian F.; Toney, Chris, 2012. Projected trends in forest habitat classes under climate and land-use change scenarios
Nelson, Mark D.; Tavernia, Brian G.; Toney, Chris; Walters, Brian F., 2012. Relating FIA data to habitat classifications via tree-based models of canopy cover
Cole, Kenneth L.; Ironside, Kirsten; Eischeid, Jon; Garfin, Gregg; Duffy, Phillip B.; Toney, Chris, 2011. Past and ongoing shifts in Joshua tree distribution support future modeled range contraction
A world map displaying the density of ModelMap downloads
Working in the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program, we have access to a valuable collection of detailed information about forests on thousands of sample plots distributed across the country. This information is used to produce summaries of forestland characteristics for a variety of geographic areas such as states or individual national forests. We wanted a simple tool to extend this sample data and make detailed maps of forest characteristics for all the land in between the study locations.

RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Inventory and Monitoring