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Patrick D. Miles

Research Forester
1992 Folwell Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55108
Phone: 651-649-5146

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Current Research

My primary role is to prototype new forest estimates and make them available to researchers, policy makers, land managers, and other interested parties. Most recently this includes prototyping new biomass estimates and adding the ability to report area change estimates and ratio estimates to the EVLAIDator web-application. Future efforts will include incorporating biomass change estimates.

As the RPA National Database Manager I am currently compiling statistics for the 2012 report on the Forest Resources of the United States. I also maintain the Forest Inventory and Analysis DataMart: http://apps.fs.fed.us/fiadb-downloads/datamart.html.

I provide technical support and access to these databases through publicly available web applications (EVALIDator web-application: http://apps.fs.fed.us/Evalidator/evalidator.jsp and National Woodland Owner Survey web-application: http://apps.fs.fed.us/fia/nwos/tablemaker.jsp)

As the FIA analyst for Minnesota I analyze and report on the current forest conditions of Minnesota.

Research Interests

  • Work with other scientists to extend the utility of Forest Inventory data.
  • Incorporate Forest Health Monitoring data into current Web applications where appropriate.
  • Develop additional tools and datasets for GIS users with expanded capabilities for generating user-defined columns.
  • Incorporate social and economic data into current/future tools.

Why This Research is Important

FIA has traditionally been used at the strategic level. I am working on two projects that are national in scope:

  1. Using the FIA database to identify areas of high fire hazard and calculates the cost and benefits of mitigation, and
  2. using the FIA database to identify potential biomass energy feedstocks to help meet the Dept. of Energy's goal of meeting 30 percent of the nation's liquid fuel needs by the year 2030.

I am also working to make FIA data more useful to forest planners and land managers. I have developed routines for generating FIA data in a format suitable for use with the Forest Vegetation Simulator for planning purposes. I am working on a Web application that will allow land managers to use FIA data for land management purposes by more fully using remote sensing data.

Professional Organizations

  • Society of American Foresters

Featured Publications & Products

  • Miles, Patrick D.; VanderSchaaf, Curtis. 2014. Forests of Minnesota, 2013. Resource Update FS-9. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Hansen, Mark H. 2012. New features added to EVALIDator: ratio estimation and county choropleth maps. In: Morin, Randall S.; Liknes, Greg C., comps. Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; 2012 December 4-6; Baltimore, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD-ROM]: 69-73.
  • Miles, Patrick D. 2009. EVALIDatorReports: Reporting beyond the FIADB. In: McWilliams, Will; Moisen, Gretchen; Czaplewski, Ray, comps. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2008; October 21-23, 2008; Park City, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-56CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 24 p.
  • Smith, W. Brad, tech. coord.; Miles, Patrick D., data coord.; Perry, Charles H., map coord.; Pugh, Scott A., Data CD coord. 2009. Forest Resources of the United States, 2007. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-78. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 336 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Smith, W. Brad. 2009. Specific gravity and other properties of wood and bark for 156 tree species found in North America. Res. Note NRS-38. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 35 p.

Publications & Products

  • Albright, Thomas A.; McWilliams, William H.; Widmann, Richard H.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lehman, Shawn; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E. 2017. Pennsylvania forests 2014. Resour. Bull. NRS-111. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 140 p.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zipse, William. 2017. New Jersey Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-109. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 90 p.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2017. Illinois Forests 2015. Resour. Bull. NRS-113. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 82 p.
  • Gormanson, Dale D.; Pugh, Scott A.; Barnett, Charles J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Sowers, Paul A.; Westfall, Jim. 2017. Statistics and quality assurance for the Northern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, 2016. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-166. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 23 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Crocker, Susan J.; Walters, Brian F.; Kepler, Dennis. 2017. Forests of Minnesota, 2016. Resource Update FS-115. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Kepler, Dennis. 2017. Forests of Minnesota, 2015. Resource Update FS-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Pugh, Scott A.; Heym, Douglas C.; Butler, Brett J.; Haugen, David E.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2017. Michigan forests 2014. Resour. Bull. NRS-110. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 154 p.
  • Goerndt, Michael E.; Moser, W. Keith; Miles, Patrick D.; Wear, Dave; DeSantis, Ryan D.; Huggett, Robert J.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Skog, Kenneth E. 2016. Projection methods. In: Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, eds. Future forests of the northern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-151. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 13-42. Chapter 2.
  • Goerndt, Michael E.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Miles, Patrick D.; Wear, Dave; Aguilar, Francisco X. 2016. Projections of forest contributions to global carbon cycles. In: Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, eds. Future forests of the northern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-151. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 177-206. Chapter 7.
  • Gormanson, Dale D.; Gallion, Joey; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William; McWilliams, William; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; O'Connell, Barbara; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel I.; Piva, Ronald J.; Smith, James E.; Sowers, Paul A.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Indiana Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 156 p.
  • McCaskill, George L.; Albright, Thomas; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Maine Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-103. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 103 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; VanderSchaaf, Curtis L.; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Minnesota Forests 2013. Resource Bulletin NRS-104. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 134 p.
  • Morin, Randall S.; Cook, Gregory W.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William G.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Piva, Ronald J.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, Jim; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. West Virginia Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 128 p.
  • Moser, W. Keith; Miles, Patrick D.; Stephens, Aimee; Gormanson, Dale D.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Wear, Dave; Huggett, Robert J.; Li, Ruhong. 2016. Maintenance of productive capacity of forest ecosystems. In: Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, eds. Future forests of the northern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-151. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 77-106. Chapter 4.
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Brewer, Matt; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Matthews, Stephen; McWilliams, William H.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Iowa Forests, 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-102. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 124 p.
  • Piva, Ronald J.; Treiman, Thomas B.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William G.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Missouri Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 116 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2015. The forests of Southern New England, 2012. Resource Bulletin NRS-97. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 42 p. [DVD included].
  • Miles, Patrick D. 2015. Batch reporting of forest inventory statistics using the EVALIDator. In: Stanton, Sharon M.; Christensen, Glenn A., comps. 2015. Pushing boundaries: new directions in inventory techniques and applications: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2015. 2015 December 8-10; Portland, Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-931. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 78-83.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Huggett, Robert J.; Moser, W. Keith. 2015. Northern Forest Futures reporting tools and database guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-150. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 48 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; VanderSchaaf, Curtis. 2015. Forests of Minnesota, 2014. Resource Update FS-44. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Horton, Jonathan; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilmot, Sandy; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zaino, Robert. 2015. Forests of Vermont and New Hampshire 2012. Resour. Bull. NRS-95. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 80 p.
  • Schrader-Patton, Charlie; Liknes, Greg C.; Gatziolis, Demetrios; Wing, Brian M.; Nelson, Mark D.; Miles, Patrick D.; Bixby, Josh; Wendt, Daniel G.; Kepler, Dennis; Schaaf, Abbey. 2015. Refining FIA plot locations using LiDAR point clouds. In: Stanton, Sharon M.; Christensen, Glenn A., comps. 2015. Pushing boundaries: new directions in inventory techniques and applications: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2015. 2015 December 8-10; Portland, Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-931. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 247-252.
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Crawford, Sloane; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Nelson, Mark D.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Riemann, Rachel. 2015. New York Forests, 2012. Resource Bulletin NRS-98. Newtown Square, PA: U.S Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 128 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Pugh, Scott A.; Smith, Brad; Oswalt, Sonja N. 2014. RPA tree-level database users guide. In: Oswalt, S.N.; Smith, W. Brad; Miles, Patrick D.; Pugh, Scott A. Forest resources of the United States, 2012: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2015 update of the RPA assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-91. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 40 p.
  • Oswalt, Sonja N.; Smith, W. Brad; Miles, Patrick D.; Pugh, Scott A. 2014. Forest Resources of the United States, 2012: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 update of the RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-91. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 218 p.
  • Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Goerndt, Michael E.; Song, Nianfu; Nelson, Mark D.; Nowak, David J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Butler, Brett J.; DeSantis, Ryan D.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Tavernia, Brian G. 2014. Futures project anticipates changes and challenges facing forests of the northern United States. In: Groninger, John W.; Holzmueller, Eric J.; Nielsen, Clayton K.; Dey, Daniel C., eds. Proceedings, 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2014 March 10-12; Carbondale, IL. General Technical Report NRS-P-142. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 16-17.
  • Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Nowak, David J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Butler, Brett J.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; DeSantis, Ryan D.; Greenfield, Eric J. 2014. Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter forest conditions and management needs in the Northern United States. Forest Science. 60(5): 914-925.
  • DeSantis, Ryan D.; Moser, W. Keith; Huggett, Robert J.; Li, Ruhong; Wear, David N.; Miles, Patrick D. 2013. Modeling the effects of emerald ash borer on forest composition in the Midwest and Northeast United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-112. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 23 p.
  • Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Atchison, Robert L.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2013. Kansas' Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-85. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 63 p.
  • Moser, W.K.; Miles, P.D.; Atchison, R.A. 2013. Kansas' forest resources, 2012. Res. Note NRS-180. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Skog, Kenneth; Barbour, Jamie; Buford, Marilyn; Drykstra, Dennis; Lebow, Patti; Miles, Pat; Perlack, Bob; Stokes, Bryce. 2013. Forest-Based Biomass Supply Curves for the United States. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, Volume 32 2013; pp. 14-27.
  • Desantis, Ryan D.; Moser, W. Keith; Hugett, Robert J. Jr.; Li, Ruhong; Wear, David N.; Miles, Patrick D. 2012. Emerald ash borer modeling methods for future forest projections. In: Morin, Randall S.; Liknes, Greg C., comps. Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; 2012 December 4-6; Baltimore, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD-ROM]: 107-114.
  • Goerndt, Michael E.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Miles, Patrick; Shifley, Stephen; Song, Nianfu; Stelzer, Hank. 2012. Regional assessment of woody biomass physical availability as an energy feedstock for combined combustion in the US northern region. Journal of Forestry. April/May: 138-148.
  • Gray, Andrew N.; Brandeis, Thomas J.; Shaw, John D.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick. 2012. Forest Inventory and Analysis Database of the United States of America (FIA). In: Dengler, J.; Oldeland, J.; Jansen, F.; Chytry, M.; Ewald, J., Finckh, M.; Glockler, F.; Lopez-Gonzalez, G.; Peet, R. K.; Schaminee, J .H. J., eds. Vegetation databases for the 21st century. Biodiversity and Ecology. 4: 225-231.
  • Miles, P.D.; VanderSchaaf, C.L. 2012. Minnesota's forest resources, 2012. Res. Note NRS-175. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Miles, P.D.; VanderSchaaf, C.L. 2012. Minnesota's forest resources, 2011. Res. Note. NRS-134. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Hansen, Mark H. 2012. Area change reporting using the desktop FIADB. In: Morin, Randall S.; Liknes, Greg C., comps. Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; 2012 December 4-6; Baltimore, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD-ROM]: 79-82.
  • Perry, Charles H.; Everson, Vern A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Dahir, Sally E.; Diss-Torrance, Andrea L.; Domke, Grant M; Gormanson, Dale D.; Herrick, Sarah K.; Hubbard, Steven S.; Mace, Terry R.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Rodeout, Richard B.; Saunders, Luke T.; Stueve, Kirk M.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. Wisconsin's Forests 2009. Resour. Bull. NRS-67. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 62 p. [Includes DVD].
  • Butler, Brett J.; Barnett, Charles J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Gormanson, Dale ; Hill, William N.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya; Martin, Christopher; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; O'Connell, Barbara; Payton, Bruce; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2011. The Forests of Southern New England, 2007: A report on the forest resources of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Resour. Bull. NRS-55. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 48 p. [DVD included].
  • Miles, P.D.; Aunan, T. 2011. Minnesota's forest resources, 2010. Res. Note. NRS-112. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Haugen, David E.; Barnett, Charles J. 2011. North Dakota's forests, 2005: statistics, methods, and quality assurance. Resour. Bull. NRS-57. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 65 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Heinzen, David; Mielke, Manfred E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Butler, Brett J.; Piva, Ron J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Barnett, Charles J. 2011. Minnesota's Forests 2008. Bull. NRS-50. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northen Research Station. 67 p. [DVD included].
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Barnett, Charles J. 2011. Nebraska's forests, 2005: statistics, methods, and quality assurance. Resour. Bull. NRS-56. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 80 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Moser, W. Keith; Barnett, Charles J. 2011. Kansas's forests, 2005: statistics, methods, and quality assurance. Resour. Bull. NRS-44. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 76 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Barnett, Charles J. 2011. South Dakota's forests, 2005: statistics, methods, and quality assurance. Resour. Bull. NRS-60. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 65 p.
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Brewer, Matt; Woodall, Christopher W.; Perry, Charles H.; Domke, Grant M.; Piva, Ronald J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Tonya W.; Butler, Brett J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Gormanson, Dale. 2011. Iowa's Forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-52. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 48 p. [DVD included].
  • Raeker, Gus; Moser, W. Keith; Butler, Brett J.; Fleming, John; Gormanson, Dale D.; Hansen, Mark H.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morris, Mike; Treiman, Thomas B. 2011. Missouri's forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-54. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 55 p. [DVD included].
  • Skog, K.; Lebow, P.; Dykstra, D..; Miles, P..; Stokes, B.J.; Perlack, R.D.; Buford, M.; Barbour, J.; McKeever, D. 2011. Forest biomass and wood waste resources. U.S. billion-ton update : biomass supply for a bioenergy and bioproducts industry: Chapter 3. Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2011: p. 16-51.
  • Miles, P.D.; Heinzen, D. 2010. Minnesota's forest resources, 2009. Res. Note. NRS-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Hill, Andrew D. 2010. Volume equations for the Northern Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis Program as of 2010. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-74. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 50 p.
  • Heath, Linda S.; Hansen, Mark; Smith, James E.; Miles, Patrick D.; Smith, Brad W. 2009. Investigation into calculating tree biomass and carbon in the FIADB using a biomass expansion factor approach. In: McWilliams, Will; Moisen, Gretchen; Czaplewski, Ray, comps. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2008; October 21-23, 2008; Park City, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-56CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 26 p.
  • Miles, P.D.; Heinzen, D. 2009. Minnesota's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note. NRS-41. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Johnson, David H.; Linkhart, Brian D.; Miles, Patrick D. 2009. Flammulated owl (Otus flammeolus) breeding habitat abundance in ponderosa pine forests of the United States. In: Rich, T.D.; Arizmendi, C.; Demarest, D.; Thompson, C., eds. Tundra to tropics: connecting birds, habitats and people. Proceedings of the 4th International Partners in Flight Conference; 2008 February 13-16; McAllen, TX. Partners in Flight: 71-81.
  • Woodall, Christopher W.; Smith, James E.; Miles, Patrick D. 2009. Attributes of standing dead trees in forests of the United States. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 191-196.
  • Miles, P.D.; Heinzen, D. 2008. Minnesota's Forest Resources, 2007. Res. Note. NRS-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D. 2008. A simplified Forest Inventory and Analysis database: FIADB-Lite. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-30. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 42 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D. 2008. Forest inventory and analysis data for FVS modelers. In: Havis, Robert N.; Crookston, Nicholas L., comps. 2008. Third Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference; 2007 February 13-15; Fort Collins, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-54. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 125-129
  • Perlack, Robert D.; Stokes, Bryce J.; Ferrell, John; Bohman, Mary; Buford, Marilyn A.; Skog, Kenneth E.; Dykstra, Dennis P.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Miles, Patrick D. 2008. Cellulosic-based ethanol and the contribution from agriculture and forestry. Increasing feedstock production for biofuels [electronic resource] : economic drivers, environmental implications, and the role of research. [Washington, D.C.] : Biomass Research & Development Initiative, 2008: pages 63-80.
  • Woodall, C.W.; Miles, P.D. 2008. Reaching a forest land per capita milestone in the United States. Environmentalist. 28: 315-317.
  • Miles, P.D.; Heinzen, D. 2007. Minnesota's forest resources, 2006. Res. Note NRS-7. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Brand, Gary J. 2007. Minnesota's forest resources in 2005. Resour. Bull. NRS-6. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 33 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Jacobson, Keith; Brand , Gary J.; Jepsen, Ed; Meneguzzo, Dacia; Mielke, Manfred E.; Olson, Cassandra; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry Tyler; Woodall, Christopher. 2007. Minnesota's forests 1999-2003 (Part A). Resour. Bull. NRS-12A. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 92 p.
  • Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Miles, Patrick; Johnson, Barbara; McRoberts, Ronald E. 2007. The virtual analyst program: automated data mining, error analysis, and reporting. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the seventh annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; October 3-6, 2005; Portland, ME. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-77. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 97-105.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Brand, Gary J.; Mielke, Manfred E. 2006. Minnesota's forest resources in 2004. Resour. Bull. NC-262. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 36 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Skog, Kenneth E.; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Fight, Roger D. 2006. Broad-Scale Assessment of Fuel Treatment Opportunities. In: Proceedings of the sixth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2004 September 21-24; Denver, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-70. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 126p.
  • Skog, Kenneth E.; Barbour, R. James; Abt, Karen L.; Bilek, E.M. (Ted); Burch, Frank; Fight, Roger D.; Hugget, Robert J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Shepperd, Wayne D. 2006. Evaluation of silvicultural treatments and biomass use for reducing fire hazard in western states. Research Paper FPL-RP-634. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 29 pages
  • Woodall, Christopher W.; Miles, Patrick D. 2006. New Method for Determining the Relative Stand Density of Forest Inventory Plots. In: Proceedings of the sixth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2004 September 21-24; Denver, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-70. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 126p.
  • Woodall, Christopher W.; Perry, Charles H.; Miles, Patrick D. 2006. The relative density of forests in the United States. Forest Ecology and Management 226 (2006) 368?372
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Brand, Gary J.; Mielke, Manfred E. 2005. Minnesota's forest resources in 2003. Resour. Bull. NC-246. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 36 p.
  • USDA Forest Service; Rummer, Bob; Prestemon, Jeff; May, Dennis; Miles, Pat; Vissage, John; McRoberts, Ron; Liknes, Greg; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Ferguson, Dennis; Elliot, William; Miller, Sue; Reutebuch, Steve; Barbour, Jamie; Fried, Jeremy; Stokes, Bryce; Bilek, Edward; Skog, Ken. 2005. A strategic assessment of forest biomass and fuel reduction treatments in Western States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-149. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 17 p.
  • Woodall, Chris W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Vissage, John S. 2005. Determining maximum stand density index in mixed species stands for strategic-scale stocking assessments. Forest Ecology and Management 216 (2005) 367-377
  • McRoberts, Ronald E.; McWilliams, William H.; Reams, Gregory A.; Schmidt, Thomas L.; Jenkins, Jennifer C.; O'Neill, Katherine P.; Miles, Patrick D.; Brand, Gary J. 2004. Assessing sustainability using data from the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program of the United States Forest Service. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 18(1): 23-46
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Vissage, John S.; Smith, W. Brad. 2004. The 2002 RPA Plot Summary database users manual. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-251. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 80 p.
  • Smith, W. Brad; Miles, Patrick D.; Vissage, John S.; Pugh, Scott A. 2004. Forest Resources of the United States, 2002. General Technical Report NC-241. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Brand, Gary J.; Mielke, Manfred E. 2003. Minnesota's forest resources in 2002. Resour. Bull. NC-225. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 31 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Mielke, Manfred E.; Brand, Gary J. 2003. Minnesota's forest resources in 2001. Resour. Bull. NC-217. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 24 p.
  • Rummer, Bob; Prestemon, Jeff; May, Dennis; Miles, Pat; Vissage, John; McRoberts, Ron; Liknes, Greg; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Ferguson, Dennis; Elliot, William; Miller, Sue; Reutebuch, Steve; Barbour, Jamie; Fried, Jeremy; Stokes, Bryce; Bilek, Edward; Skog, Ken. 2003. A strategic assessment of forest biomass and fuel reduction treatments in western states. [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Research and Development, 2003: iii, 18 pages
  • Vissage, John S.; Miles, Patrick D. 2003. Fuel reduction treatment: A west-wide assessment of opportunities.. Journal of Forestry. 101(2):pp5-6(2).
  • Pugh, Scott A.; Reed, David D.; Pregitzer, Kurt S.; Miles, Patrick D. 2002. FIAMODEL: Users Guide Version 3.0.. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-223. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 37 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D. 2001. Forest Inventory Mapmaker Users Guide. General Technical Report NC-221. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station
  • Miles, Patrick D. 2001. Indiana's Forest Resource in 1999. Research Note NC-377. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Brand, Gary J.; Alerich, Carol L.; Bednar, Larry F.; Woudenberg, Sharon W.; Glover, Joseph F.; Ezell, Edward N. 2001. The forest inventory and analysis database description and users manual version 1.0. General Technical Report NC-218. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station
  • Reed, David; Pregitzer, Kurt; Pugh, Scott A.; Miles, Patrick. 2001. FIAMODEL : a new link for geographic analyses of inventory data. Journal of forestry. Vol. 99, no. 6 (June 2001).:p. 21-24 : maps.
  • Reed, David; Pregitzer, Kurt; Pugh, Scott A.; Miles, Patrick D. 2001. A new Link for Geographic analyses of Inventory Data. Journal of Forestry. Vol. 99 no. 6.:p. 21-24. (2001)
  • Reed, David; Pugh, Scott; Miles, Pat; Pregitzer, Kurt. 2001. Analyzing Regional FIA Data In The ArcView Geographic Information System. In: Reams, Gregory A.; McRoberts, Ronald E.; Van Deusen, Paul C., eds. 2001. Proceedings of the second annual Forest Inventory and Analysis symposium; 2000 October 17-18; Salt Lake City, UT. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-47. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 3-7
  • Wilson, Andrea M.; Miles, Patrick D. 2000. Forest resources of the Kootenai National Forest. Misc. Publication. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 13p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Chen, Chung M.; Leatherberry, Earl C. 1995. Minnesota forest statistics, 1990, revised.. Resource Bulletin NC-158. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Chen, Chung M. 1992. Minnesota forest statistics, 1990.. Resource Bulletin NC-141. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
  • Miles, Patrick D. 1990. Timber resource of Missouri's Southwest Ozarks.. Resource Bulletin NC-116. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

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Future Forests of the Northern United States

Year: 2016

The recent publication of Future Forests of the Northern United States and associated databases caps a 6-year effort to examine past trends, current conditions, and anticipated changes over the next 50 years for forests in the 20 northern states bounded by Maine, Maryland, Missouri, and Minnesota.

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