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Andy Lister

Andrew Lister

Research Forester
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA, 19073
Phone: 610-557-4038

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Current Research

I currently work mainly for the National Inventory and Monitoring Applications Center (NIMAC), a branch of FIA that addresses the needs of non-traditional FIA clients in areas surrounding inventory design and implementation, spatial modeling, and technology transfer. My main career focus has been on spatial analysis and techniques development, including GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics. My research interests include multivariate spatial analysis, simulation studies, forest fragmentation analysis, and image classification methods development.

Research Interests

Recently, a monitoring branch of Northern FIA was developed. This program, which deals with the technical aspects of establishing and implementing a monitoring program, works with international, national, state and local groups interested in developing or refining their own forest monitoring program. Part of my future research in this area will be in support of this new program, and will include small area estimation, geospatial modeling, change detection methods, and monitoring network establishment. The FIA part of my research will focus on regional- and national-scale applications of FIA data to mapping projects, statistical estimation issues, accuracy assessment protocols, forest fragmentation assessments, and unique data display and presentation technologies.

Why This Research is Important

In order for Forest Inventory and Analysis to remain effective, continue to improve, and advance forest inventory science, we need to refine existing and develop new techniques. We also need to communicate to the outside world the most recent information on the status of and trends in our forests in an interesting and meaningful way. Research into techniques development and technology transfer methods advances these goals and benefits the broader forest science community.

Professional Organizations

  • Ecological Society of America
  • International Association for Landscape Ecology
  • Society of American Foresters (2002 - Present)

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

  • Marcano-Vega, Humfredo; Lister, Andrew; Megown, Kevin; Scott, Charles. 2016. Applicability of the Design Tool for Inventory and Monitoring (DTIM) and the Explore Sample Data Tool for the Assessment of Caribbean Forest Dynamics. Caribbean Naturalist
  • Johnson, Kristofer D.; Birdsey, Richard; Cole, Jason; Swatantran, Anu; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath; Dubayah, Ralph; Lister, Andrew. 2015. Integrating LIDAR and forest inventories to fill the trees outside forests data gap. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 187:623. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4839-1.
  • Kohl, Michael; Scott, Charles T; Lister, Andrew J; Demon, Inez; Plugge, Daniel. 2015. Avoiding treatment bias of REDD+ monitoring by sampling with partial replacement. Carbon Balance and Management. 10:11.
  • Riemann, Rachel I.; Wilson, Barry T.; Lister, Andrew J.; Cook, Oren; Crane-Murdoch, Sierra. 2014. Modeled distributions of 12 tree species in New York. Research Map NRS-5. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [map; ~ 1:3,900,000].
  • Birdsey, Richard; Angeles-Perez, Gregorio; Kurz, Werner A; Lister, Andrew; Olguin, Marcela; Pan, Yude; Wayson, Craig; Wilson, Barry; Johnson, Kristofer. 2013. Approaches to monitoring changes in carbon stocks for REDD+. Carbon Management. 4(5): 519-537.
  • Haugen, David E.; Harsel, Robert; Bergdahl, Aaron; Claeys, Tom; Woodall, Christopher W.; Wilson, Barry T.; Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Barnett, Charles H.; Domke, Grant; Kaisershot, Dan; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Andrew J.; Gormanson, Dale D. 2013. North Dakota's Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-76. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J. 2013. Maryland's forest resources, 2012. Res. Note. NRS-191. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 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.
  • Piva, Ronald J.; Walters, Brian F.; Haugan, Douglas D.; Josten, Gregory J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2013. South Dakota's Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-81. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 60 p.
  • Brown, John; Lister, Andrew J.; Fajvan, Mary Ann; Ruefenacht, Bonnie; Mazzarella, Christine. 2012. Modeling forest ecosystem changes resulting from surface coal mining in West Virginia. In: McWilliams, Will; Roesch, Francis A. eds. 2012. Monitoring Across Borders: 2010 Joint Meeting of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium and the Southern Mensurationists. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-157. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 67-75.
  • Healey, Sean P.; Patterson, Paul L.; Saatchi, Sassan S.; Lefsky, Michael A.; Lister, Andrew J.; Freeman, Elizabeth A. 2012. A sample design for globally consistent biomass estimation using lidar data from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). Carbon Balance and Management. 7: 10.
  • Healey, Sean P.; Patterson, Paul L.; Saatchi, Sassan; Lefsky, Michael A.; Lister, Andrew J.; Freeman, Elizabeth A.; Moisen, Gretchen G. 2012. Applying inventory methods to estimate aboveground biomass from satellite light detection and ranging (LiDAR) forest height data. 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]: 404-409.
  • Lister, Andrew J.; Scott, Charles T.; Rasmussen, Steven. 2012. Inventory methods for trees in nonforest areas in the Great Plains States. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 184(4): 2465-2474.
  • Lister, Tonya W.; Gladders, Glenn; Barnett, Charles J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. Delaware's Forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-62. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 56 p. [DVD included].
  • Lister, Tonya W.; Lister, Andrew J. 2012. Comparison of forest area data in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. 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]: 29-36.
  • Meneguzzo, Dacia M; Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Liknes, Greg C.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T. (Ty); Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. Nebraska's Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-68 . Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 47 p. [DVD included]
  • Riemann, Rachel; Wilson, Ty; Lister, Andrew. 2012. Application of an assessment protocol to extensive species and total basal area per acre datasets for the eastern coterminous United States. In: McWilliams, Will; Roesch, Francis A. eds. 2012. Monitoring Across Borders: 2010 Joint Meeting of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium and the Southern Mensurationists. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-157. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 161-174.
  • Skowronski, Nicholas S.; Lister, Andrew J. 2012. Utility of LiDAR for large area forest inventory applications. 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]: 410-413.
  • Toney, Chris; Liknes, Greg; Lister, Andy; Meneguzzo, Dacia. 2012. Assessing alternative measures of tree canopy cover: Photo-interpreted NAIP and ground-based estimates. In: McWilliams, Will; Roesch, Francis A. eds. 2012. Monitoring Across Borders: 2010 Joint Meeting of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium and the Southern Mensurationists. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-157. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 209-215.
  • Webb, Jeremy; Brewer, C. Kenneth; Daniels, Nicholas; Maderia, Chris; Hamilton, Randy; Finco, Mark; Megown, Kevin A.; Lister, Andrew J. 2012. Image-based change estimation for land cover and land use monitoring. 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]: 46-53.
  • Wilson, B. Tyler; Lister, Andrew J.; Riemann, Rachel I. 2012. A nearest-neighbor imputation approach to mapping tree species over large areas using forest inventory plots and moderate resolution raster data. Forest Ecology and Management. 271: 182-198.
  • Köhl, Michael; Lister, Andrew; Scott, Charles T.; Baldauf, Thomas; Plugge, Daniel. 2011. Implications of sampling design and sample size for national carbon accounting systems. Carbon Balance and Management. 6:10.
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.L; Barnett, C.J.; Butler, B.J.; Crocker, S.J.; Domke, G.M.; Griffith, D.; Hatfield, M.A.; Kurtz, C.M.; Lister, A.J.; Morin, R.S.; Moser, W.K.; Nelson, M.D.; Perry, C.H.; Piva, R.J.; Riemann, R.; Widmann, R.; Woodall, C.W. 2011. Maryland's Forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-58. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 60 p. [DVD included].
  • Lister, Andrew. 2009. Landscape scale mapping of forest inventory data by nearest neighbor classification. 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. 265-272.
  • Lister, Andrew; Scott, Chip; Rasmussen, Steve. 2009. Inventory of trees in nonforest areas in the Great Plains states. 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. 7 p.
  • Lister, Tonya; Lister, Andrew; Alexander, Eunice. 2009. Estimating fine-scale land use change dynamics using an expedient photointerpretation-based method. 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. 10 p.
  • Martin, Maria E. Blanco; Hoppus, Michael; Lister, Andrew; Westfall, James A. 2009. Is there a better metric than site index to indicate the productivity of forested lands?. 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. 355-362.
  • Morin, Randall S.; Lister, Andrew; Doyle, James. 2009. Use of FIA data and GIS to characterize the effects of fragmentation on the forests of New Hampshire. In: Proceedings, 2009 Society of American Foresters national convention, Opportunities in a forested world; 2009 Sept. 30- Oct. 4; Orlando, FL. Bethesda MD: Society of American Foresters. [CD].
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Lister, Andrew J.; Hansen, Mark H. 2009. Estimating number and size of forest patches from FIA plot data. 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. 159-164.
  • Piva, Ronald J.; Lister, Andrew J.; Haugan, Douglas. 2009. South Dakota's Forest Resources, 2007. Res. Note. NRS-32. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Ruefenacht, Bonnie; Liknes, Greg; Lister, Andrew J.; Fisk, Haans; Wendt, Dan. 2009. Evaluation of open source data mining software packages. 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. 13 p.
  • Ruefenacht, B.; Finco, M.V.; Nelson, M.D.; Czaplewski, R.; Helmer, E.H.; Blackard, J. A.; Holden, G.R.; Lister, A.J.; Salajanu, D.; Weyermann, D.; Winterberger, K. 2008. Conterminous U.S. and Alaska Forest Type Mapping Using Forest Inventory and Analysis Data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Vol. 74, No. 11, November 2008, pp. 1379-1388.
  • Hoppus, Michael; Lister, Andrew. 2007. The status of accurately locating forest inventory and analysis plots using the Global Positioning System. 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: 179-184.
  • Lister, Tonya; Lister, Andrew; McWilliams, William; Riemann, Rachel. 2007. Identifying areas of relative change in forest fragmentation in New Hampshire between 1990 and 2000. 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: 89-95.
  • McWilliams, William H.; Cassell, Seth P.; Alerich, Carol L.; Butler, Brett J.; Hoppus, Michael L.; Horsley, Stephen B.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Perry, Charles H.; Westfall, James A.; Wharton, Eric H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2007. Pennsylvania's Forest 2004. Resour. Bull. NRS-20. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 86 p.
  • Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W. 2006. Post-Modeling Histogram Matching of Maps Produced Using Regression Trees. 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.
  • Hoppus, Michael L.; Lister, Andrew J. 2005. Measuring Forest Area Loss Over Time Using FIA Plots and Satellite Imagery. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 91-97
  • Lister, Andrew; Hoppus, Michael; Czaplewski, Raymond L. 2005. K-nearest neighbor imputation of forest inventory variables in New Hampshire. In: Remote sensing for field users; Proceedings, 10th Biennial USDA Forest Service remote sensing applications conference; 2004 April 5-9; Salt Lake City, UT. Bethesda, MD: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: [unpaginated]. [CD-ROM].
  • Lister, Andrew; Riemann, Rachel; Lister, Tonya; McWilliams, Will. 2005. Northeastern Regional Forest Fragmentation Assessment: Rationale, Methods, and Comparisons With Other Studies. In: Proceedings of the fifth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2003 November 18-20; New Orleans, LA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-69. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 222p.
  • Lister, Andrew; Riemann, Rachel; Westfall, James; Hoppus, Mike. 2005. Variable Selection Strategies for Small-area Estimation Using FIA Plots and Remotely Sensed Data. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 105-109
  • Lister, Andrew; Scott, Charles; King, Susan; Hoppus, Michael; Butler, Brett ; Griffith, Douglas. 2005. Strategies for Preserving Owner Privacy in the National Information Management System of the USDA Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 163-166
  • McRoberts, Ronald E.; Holden, Geoffrey R.; Nelson, Mark D.; Liknes, Greg C.; Moser, Warren K.; Lister, Andrew J.; King, Susan L.; LaPoint, Elizabeth B.; Coulston, John W.; Smith, W. Brad; Reams, Gregory A. 2005. Estimating and circumventing the effects of perturbing and swapping inventory plot locations. Journal of Forestry. 3(6): 275-279.
  • McWilliams, William H.; Butler, Brett J.; Caldwell, Laurence E.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hoppus, Michael L.; Laustsen, Kenneth M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Metzler, Jacob W.; Morin, Randall S.; Sader, Steven A.; Stewart, Lucretia B.; Steinman, James R.; Westfall, James, A.; Williams, David A.; Whitman, Andrew; Woodall, Christopher W.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2005. The forests of Maine: 2003. Resour. Bull. NE-164. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 188 p.
  • Morin, Randall S.; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Luzader, Eugene R.; Lister, Andrew J.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twardus, Daniel B. 2005. Mapping host-species abundance of three major exotic forest pests. Res. Pap. NE-726. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 11 p.
  • Riemann, Rachel; Lister, Andrew. 2005. Regression and Geostatistical Techniques: Considerations and Observations from Experiences in NE-FIA. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 231-239
  • Lister, Andrew; Hoppus, Mike; Riemann, Rachel. 2004. Technique for ranking potential predictor layers for use in remote sensing analysis. In: Proceedings, Society of American Foresters 2003 national convention; 2003 October 25-29; Buffalo, NY. Beshesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 402-409.
  • McWilliams, William H.; Alerich, Carol A.; Devlin, Daniel A.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Sterner, Stephen L.; Westfall, James A. 2004. Annual inventory report for Pennsylvania's forests: results from the first three years. Resour. Bull. NE-159. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 95 p.
  • Wharton, Eric H.; Widmann, Richard H.; Alerich, Carol L.; Barnett, Charles H.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Smith, Don; Borman, Fred. 2004. The forests of Connecticut. Resour. Bull. NE-160. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 35 p.
  • Liebhold, Andrew M.; Morin, Randall S.; Lister, Andrew; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Luzader, Eugene; Twardus, Daniel. 2003. Mapping forest risk associated with beech bark disease. In: Fosbroke, Sandra L. C.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2002 January 15-18; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-300. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. p.56.
  • Liebhold, Andrew M.; Morin, Randall S.; Lister, Andrew; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Luzader, Eugene; Twardus, Daniel. 2003. Mapping forest risk associated with the gypsy moth. In: Fosbroke, Sandra L. C.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2002 January 15-18; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-300. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. p.57.
  • Liebhold, Andrew M.; Morin, Randall S.; Lister, Andrew; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Luzader, Eugene; Twardus, Daniel. 2003. Mapping forest risk associated with the hemlock woolly adelgid. In: Fosbroke, Sandra L. C.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2002 January 15-18; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-300. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. p.58.
  • Wharton, Eric H.; Widmann, Richard H.; Barnett, Charles H.; Frieswyk, Thomas S.; Lister, Andrew J.; DeGeus, Bob. 2003. The forests of the Green Mountain State. Resour. Bull. NE-158. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 25 p.
  • Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett; Dolan, Paul; Dupree, Thomas; Emery, Marla; Lister, Andrew; Lister, Tonya; Ricard, Paul; Sparks, Catherine; Wharton, Eric; Widmann, Richard. 2002. The Forests of Rhode Island. NE-INF-155-02. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 24 p.
  • Hoppus, Michael L.; Lister, Andrew J. 2002. A statistically valid method for using FIA plots to guide spectral class rejection in producing stratification maps. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; Moser, John W., eds. Proceedings of the Thrid Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-230. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 44-49
  • Hoppus, Michael L.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Lister, Andrew J.; Finco, Mark V. 2002. The effectiveness of texture analysis for mapping forest land using the panchromatic bands of Landsat 7, SPOT, and IRS imagery. In: Greer, Jerry Dean, ed. Rapid delivery of remote sensing products, Proceedings of the ninth forest service remote sensing applications conference; San Diego, CA; April 8-12, 2002: The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
  • Huang, Chengquan; Yang, Limin; Homer, Collin; Coan, Michael; Rykhus, Russell; Zhang, Zheng; Wylie, Bruce; Hegge, Kent; Zhu, Zhiliang; Lister, Andrew; Hoppus, Michael; Tymcio, Ronald; DeBlander, Larry; Cooke, William; McRoberts, Ronald; Wendt, Daniel; Weyermann, Dale. 2002. Synergistic use of FIA plot data and Landsat 7 ETM+ images for large area forest mapping. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; Moser, John W., eds. Proceedings of the Third Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-230. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 50-55.
  • Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Riemann, Rachel; Hoppus, Mike. 2002. Techniques and Considerations for FIA forest fragmentation analysis. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; Moser, John W., eds. Proceedings of the Thrid Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-230. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 156-161
  • Riemann, Rachel; Lister, Andrew; Hoppus, Michael; Lister, Tonya. 2002. Fragmentation statistics for FIA: designing an approach. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; Moser, John W., eds. Proceedings of the Thrid Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-230. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 146-155
  • Hoppus, Michael; Arner, Stan; Lister, Andrew. 2001. Stratifying FIA Ground Plots Using A 3-Year Old MRLC Forest Cover Map and Current TM Derived Variables Selected By "Decision Tree" Classification. 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. 19-24
  • Lister, Andrew J.; Riemann, Rachel; Hoppus, Michael. 2001. A Nonparametric Geostatistical Method For Estimating Species Importance. 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. 52-59

Research Datasets

  • Wilson, Barry T.; Lister, Andrew J.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Griffith, Douglas M. 2013. Live tree species basal area of the contiguous United States (2000-2009). Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2013-0013.

National Research Highlights

Local children playing in an agricultural area converted from forest in northern Thailand. Linda S. Heath, USDA Forest Service

Improving Forest Inventory and Monitoring Capacity in Countries of the World

Year: 2013

Efficient national and subnational level inventory and monitoring systems are needed to characterize carbon and other attributes of forests so that people can become better stewards of their lands. The National Inventory and Monitoring Applications Center (NIMAC) of the Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis Program has developed science-based techniques and software, and is facilitating development of national forest inventory systems by working with forested countries in the tropics. NIMAC scientists also work with the National Forest System and state governments to apply the tools to design inventory systems to meet their specialized needs.

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