Joan E. Luther

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Forest inventory data often provide the required base data to enable the largearea mapping of biomass over a range of scales. However, spatially explicit estimates ofabove-ground biomass (AGB) over large areas may be limited by the spatial extent of theforest inventory relative to the area of interest (i.e., inventories not spatially exhaustive), orby the(More)
Important and complex spatial decisions, such as allocating land to development or conservationoriented goals, require information and tools to aid in understanding the inherent tradeoffs. They also require mechanisms for incorporating and documenting the value judgements of interest groups and decision makers. Multiple-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is(More)
Knowledge of forest biomass is necessary for reporting on the state of Canada’s forests. It is also an indicator of carbon that enables insights on the interaction between forests and the atmosphere. Forest biomass information has largely been aspatial and derived using plot estimates from Canada’s National Forest Inventory. Provincial and territorial(More)
Knowledge of forest biomass is necessary for reporting on the state of Canada’s forests. Biomass information is also required for ecosystem productivity and carbon budget models, and it serves as an indicator of the structural and functional attributes of forest ecosystems. Forest biomass information used in national reporting is mostly derived from(More)
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