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1 Multipurpose FIA Data Uses & Comprehensive Assessments 1,400+ Citations 1976 to 2001 Vic Rudis Research Forester Landscape Ecologist

2 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Forest Resource Assessment From the beginning… Purpose/Goal Single Discipline/Audience SingleS S

3 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Forest Resource Assessment 1930s to 1950s … Purpose/Goal SingleMultiple Discipline/Audience SingleS S x Multiple x x

4 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Some Early Milestones: Understory Species Wood Productivity (MacLean, Bolsinger) Forest Range (Pearson, Sternitzke) 1950s Mapped Tree Distributions by County (Cruikshank, Larson, Sternitzke) Owner, Use, and Management Assessments: (Dana and others, AFA-sponsored) California, Minnesota, North Carolina Wildlife Habitat (Ehrenreich, Moore, Murphy, Ripley)

5 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Forest Resource Assessment “ Comprehensive” by law Purpose/Goal SingleMultiple Discipline/Audience SingleS S x Multiple xM M

6 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Forest Resource Assessment Comprehensive Purpose/Goal SingleMultiple Discipline/Audience SingleS S x Multiple xM M Single data source Clouded...

7 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Forest Resource Assessment Comprehensive Purpose/Goal SingleMultiple Discipline/Audience Single × × Multiple × × Multiple data sources

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11 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Peer-Reviewed Journals Unique Journals: 9 in 1984 and 24 in 2000

12 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Atmospheric Environment Journal of Agricultural Economics Land Use Policy Journal of Biogeography Wildlife Society Bull., J. Wildlife Mgmt. Science BioScience Ecosystems

13 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Maximum Utility of Data Collected Accommodating to a Diverse Audience, e.g., Flexible Data Management and Organization Consistent in Spatial and Temporal Dimensions Relevant to Current Issues Limited Bias to Suit Other Disciplinary Needs Logical Links with/for Other Data Important to a Comprehensive Assessment Well-Documented and Stored In Quickly Usable Formats Developing Techniques for Data Analysis to Address Current Issues (opportunities for journal publication)

14 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Progress to Date: Comprehensive Regional Resource Assessments and Multipurpose Uses of FIA Data, GTR-SRS p Fresh Ideas, Perspectives and Protocols Associated with FIA Surveys: Graduate Reports, July GTR-SRS p Online Search of the FIA citation database: Transforming round pegs to fill square holes: facing the challenge of forest inventories as tools of environmental policy for the 21 st century Wildlife habitat, range, recreation, hydrology, and related research using forest inventory and analysis surveys: a 12-year compendium. GTR-SO p.

15 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Online FIA Citation Database

16 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 Search by Title: North Carolina

17 Regional User Group Meeting 9/25/02 1,400+ FIA Citation DataBase FIA Citation Database, Version 1.0 (EndNote 5.0 format) Request from: Size <2 MB


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