We would like
to announce the availability of a number of publications authored or co-authored
by Pacific Northwest Forest Inventory and Analysis (PNW-FIA) researchers and
analysts over the last year. These publications describe analysis techniques or
models. You can also find these publications on our Web page at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/news/pubalert.shtml.
impact of climate change on wildfire severity: a regional forecast for northern
California. 2004. By Jeremy Fried*, Margaret Torn, and Evan Mills. Climatic
Change 64: 169-191. This article
describes the use of several models to predict fire outcomes, including number
of escaped fires, area affected, and return intervals, in the San Francisco Bay
area, the Sierra Nevada, and the north coast.
hierarchical linear model for tree height prediction. By Vicente Monleon* 2004. This
paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical
Association, San Francisco, August 2003.
Inventory: Modeling. 2004. By Tara Barrett* and Jeremy
Fried*. In: Encyclopedia of forest science. Elsevier: 426-433. This
book chapter discusses the use of modeling in forest inventory applications,
such as modeling tree and forest attributes, spatial modeling, and temporal
forest attributes in southeast Alaska using artificial neural networks. 2004. By
Simon Corne, Stephen Carver, William Kunin, Jack Lennon, and Bill vanHees*.
Forest Science 50(2): 259-276. This publication describes prediction of
the characteristics of unsurveyed locations between forest inventory sites using
artificial neural network (ANN) methods and also evaluates the relative
performance of different ANNs.
procedures for the combined 1990s periodic forest inventories of California,
Oregon, and Washington. 2004. By Tara Barrett*. PNW-GTR-597. This
publication de4scribes possible statistical methods for estimating population
totals, means, and associated sampling errors for inventories that were
conducted using different methods.
A comparison of stratification effectiveness between the
national land cover data set and photo interpretation in western Oregon. By Paul
Dunham*, Dale Weyermann*, and Dave Azuma*.
Efficiency and precision for estimating timber and non-timber
attributes using LandSat-based stratification methods in two-phase sampling in
northwest California. By Antti Kaartinen*, Jeremy Fried*, and Paul Dunham*.
A first look at measurement error on FIA plots using blind
plots in the Pacific Northwest. By Susanna Melson*, Dave Azuma*, and Jeremy
of vegetation cover estimates in south-central Alaska forests. 2003. By Dot Helm
and Bert Mead*. Journal of Vegetation Science 14: 33-40. This
article reports a comparison of 5 different methods of sampling understory
vegetation and 3 statistical methods of evaluating reproducibility.
yield, return, and tree diversity of managed, uneven-aged Douglas-fir stands.
2004. By Rebecca Ralston, Joseph Buongiorno, and Jeremy Fried*. Silva Fennica
38(1):55-70. This journal
article describes the effects of different management regimes on uneven-aged
Douglas-fir stands in the PNW using WestPro, a simulation model.
Gaussian noise to inaccurate digital elevation models improves spatial fidelity
of derived drainage networks. 2004. By Demetrios Gatziolis* and Jeremy Fried*.
2004. Water Resources Research 40. This
article describes an economical approach to improving prediction of hydrological
models for ephemeral and perennial stream networks.
matrix modeling of forest growth with permanent plot data: The case of
uneven-aged Douglas-fir stands. 2003. By Rebecca Ralston, Joseph Buongiorno, B.
Schulte, and Jeremy Fried*. International Transactions in Operational Research
10:461-482. A growth and yield model for mixed, uneven-aged Douglas-fir
and hardwood stands is described; results suggest uneven-aged management can be
as productive as even-aged management for Douglas-fir in the PNW.
the spatially dynamic distribution of humans in the Oregon (USA) coast range.
2003. By Jeff Kline, Dave Azuma*, and Alissa Moses. Landscape Ecology 18:
inventory plot and other data, an empirical model was developed that describes
the spatial distribution and rate of change in historic building densities as a
function of a gravity index of development pressure, existing building
densities, slope, elevation, and existing land use zoning.
of these reports can be requested from the authors or at the URL http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/publications/orderpubs.shtml.
requests, comments, or questions can be directed to either Otha Terry at
503-808-2044 or Sally Campbell (503-808-2034).