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Estimating forest floor fuels in eastern U.S. forestsAuthor(s): David C. Chojnacky; Steven G. McNulty; Jennifer Moore Myers; Michael K. Gavazzi
Source: In: EASTFire conference proceedings. Estimating forest floor fuels in eastern U.S. forests Fairfax, VA: George Mason University
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) program (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service) systematically samples the nation's forests and currently measures variable related to down woody material (DWM) on a subsample of its plots in the third phase of a 3-phase sampling design. This paper focuses on: (1) compiling estimates of DWM within limitations of existing FIA measurements; (2) modeling available data for spatial application of the DWM to FIA's large sample of phase-2 plots across the eastern U.S.; and (3) discussing potential improvements to FIA measurements that would enhance estimates of DWM across the region.
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CitationChojnacky, David C.; McNulty, Steven G.; Myers, Jennifer Moore; Gavazzi, Michael K. 2005. Estimating forest floor fuels in eastern U.S. forests. In: EASTFire conference proceedings. Estimating forest floor fuels in eastern U.S. forests Fairfax, VA: George Mason University
Keywordsdown deadwood, coarse woody debris, CWD, Forst Inventory and Analysis (FIA), carbon
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