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Scott A. Pugh

Forest Inventory & Analysis
Forester
410 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1199
Phone: 906-482-6303 x17
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Current Research

I am investigating forest health issues including the effects of pests such as emerald ash borer and changes in forest habitat quantity and quality for wildlife of concern such as the Kirtland’s Warbler and the Golden-winged Warbler. Much of this research is focused at the state through regional scale combining large scale geographic data sets with plot data from the Forest Inventory and Analysis program (FIA). I am working on enhancements for reporting estimates, measures of precision, and comparisons among estimates from FIA data. I am the FIA analyst responsible for monitoring the status and trends of Michigan’s forests. I am also part of a team that provides development, training, and support for FIA and Resource Planning Act data and data mining tools.

Research Interests

• Forest health

• Biometrics

• Geographic information systems, image processing, and remote sensing

• Software development

• Database quality control and assurance

Why This Research is Important

Monitoring the status and trends of forest resources and disseminating this knowledge to the public is in everyone’s best interest. The benefits provided by forests are far reaching and vary with the ever changing forest conditions.

Education

  • University of New Hampshire, M.S. Forestry Applying Spatial Autocorrelation Analysis to Evaluate Error in New England Forest Cover Type Maps Derived from Landsat Thematic Mapper Data, 1997
  • Michigan Technological University, B.S. Forestry Biometrics, Silviculture, GIS, Remote Sensing et al., 1993

Professional Organizations

  • Society Of American Foresters, Full Member (1996 - Current)
  • American Society For Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Full Member (1994 - 2000)

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Last updated on : 05/14/2014