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Down deadwood (DDW) is a carbon component important in the function and structure of forest ecosystems, but estimating DDW is problematic because these data are not widely available in forest inventory databases. However, DDW data were collected on USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) plots during Maine's 1995 inventory. This study(More)
Mass and carbon load estimates, such as those from forest soil organic matter (duff and litter), inform forestry decisions. The US Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program systematically collects data nationwide: a down woody material protocol specifies discrete duff and litter depth measurements, and a soils protocol specifies mass and carbon of duff(More)
—Methodology is lacking to easily map Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) inventory statistics for all attribute variables without having to develop separate models and methods for each variable. We developed a mapping method that can directly transfer tabular data to a map on which pixels can be added any way desired to estimate carbon (or any other(More)
PROJECT OBJECTIVES: (1) Develop bulk density (specific gravity) auxiliary parameters for the eastern U.S. from Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) phase 3 (P3) soils data. (2) Use these parameters to estimate duff and litter fuel loading from P3 down woody material data to combine with phase 2 (P2) plot data to produce county-level duff and litter estimates(More)
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