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Tonya Lister

Research Forester
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA, 19073
Phone: 610-557-4033

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Current Research

My current research is focused in three main areas:

1) Urban forest land dynamics and urbanization -- In 2014, the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) unit established a national urban forest inventory program and began monitoring in urban areas around the nation, focusing on the most populous cities. Research centers on using these data and related auxiliary data to assess the character and value of the urban forest resource. The goal is to develop reliable and consistent methodologies to analyze temporal and spatial trends in urban forest extent as well as urbanization effects on forest structure, composition, and health.

2) Spatial distribution of forest land and forest fragmentation -- Research focuses on exploring new methods of assessing forest fragmentation, including patch-based and landscape-based metrics. The goal is to determine the most meaningful indicators and analyze their relationship with other forest-related variables including invasive species, forest structure, species diversity, etc. Future research will focus on the dynamic nature of fragmentation and characterizing the process of fragmentation from spatial and temporal perspectives.

3) Land use/land cover change -- Research includes the analysis of fine and coarse-scale land use/land cover change dynamics using remotely-sensed and field-based data, including Landsat imagery, National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery, and forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data. The goal is to develop predictive models of land use/land cover change based on change matrices and auxiliary data including demographic and biophysical data.

Why This Research is Important

Because the well-being of the populace is so closely tied to the forest, the need to continually inventory and monitor the region's forests has long been recognized. With more than 80 percent of the U.S. population living in urban areas, tree cover in these areas is especially critical. Trees offer offer a wide range of environmental benefits including the provision of wildlife habitat, aesthetic appeal and visual barriers, microclimate control, water quality improvement, and air and noise pollution control. Many changes in forest condition and extent are human-induced. It is important to understand the impacts of population growth on forest spatial distribution, composition, and health, including forest land conversion, forest fragmentation, and urbanization.

Professional Experience

  • Research Forester, US Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Newtown Square, PA 2001 - Current
  • Forester, US Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Newtown Square, PA 1999 - 2001
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Forest Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 1996 - 1999
  • Field Botany Research Assistant, Fort Stewart, GA 1995 - 1996
  • Environmental Educator, US Peace Corps, Panama 1993 - 1995
  • Laboratory Technician, Ciba Corporation, Greensboro, NC 1989 - 1993

Professional Organizations

  • Society of American Foresters

Awards & Recognition

  • Spot Award, 2004 Award recipient for accelerated data compilation and analysis of eastwide American chestnut resource.
  • Research Award, 1999 Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society) Masters Research Award Recipient

Featured Publications & Products

  • Riemann, Rachel; Liknes, Greg C.; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath; Toney, Chris; Lister, Tonya. 2016. Comparative assessment of methods for estimating tree canopy cover across a rural-to-urban gradient in the mid-Atlantic region of the USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 188: 297. 17 p.
  • Nowak, David J.; Bodine, Allison R.; Hoehn, Robert E.; Edgar, Christopher B.; Hartel, Dudley R.; Lister, Tonya W.; Brandeis, Thomas J. 2016. Austin's Urban Forest, 2014. Resource Bulletin NRS-100. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 55 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RB-100
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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].
  • Riemann, Rachel; Lister, Tonya; Lister, Andy; Meneguzzo, Dacia; Parks, Sarah. 2009. Development of issue-relevant state level analyses of fragmentation and urbanization. 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.
  • Lister, Tonya; Widmann, Richard. 2016. Forests of Maryland, 2015. Resource Update FS-99. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, Tonya; Widmann, Richard. 2016. Forests of Delaware, 2015. Resource Update FS-74. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • 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.

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.
  • Lister, Tonya W. 2017. Forests of Maryland, 2016. FS-136. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Nowak, David J.; Bodine, Allison R.; Hoehn, Robert E.; Edgar, Christopher B.; Riley, Gretchen; Hartel, Dudley R.; Dooley, Kerry J.; Stanton, Sharon M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Brandeis, Thomas J.; Lister, Tonya W. 2017. Houston's Urban Forest, 2015. Resour. Bull. SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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].
  • Lister, T.W.; Widmann, R.H. 2015. Forests of Maryland, 2014. Resource Update FS-64. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Widmann, R.H. 2015. Forests of Delaware, 2014. Resource Update FS-63. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, Tonya; Majewsky, Mark; Hatfield, Mark A.; Rowe, Angie; Dunning, Bill; Edgar, Chris; Brandeis, Tom. 2015. The urban FIA inventory: plot design, data collection, data flow and processing. 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. p. 356.
  • 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.
  • Lister, T.W.; Pugh, S.A. 2014. Forests of Delaware, 2013. Resource Update FS-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Pugh, S.A. 2014. Forests of Maryland, 2013. Resource Update FS-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2013. Illinois' Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-86. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 p.
  • Lister, T.W. 2013. Delaware's forest resources, 2012. Res. Note NRS-186. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Alerich, Carol A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Doug; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lehman, Shawn; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Roth, Paul; Riemann, Rachel; Westfall, James A. 2013. Pennsylvania's Forests, 2009. Resour. Bull. NRS-82. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 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.
  • Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G. 2012. Delaware's forest resources, 2011. Res. Note NRS-155. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, Tonya; Perdue, J. 2012. Maryland's forest resources, 2011. Res. Note NRS-153. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • 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]
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Crawford, Sloane; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. New York's Forests 2007. New York's Forests 2007. Resour. Bull. NRS-65. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 64 p. [DVD included].
  • 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].
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zipse, Bill. 2011. New Jersey's forests, 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-59. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 p. [DVD included].
  • Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G. 2011. Delaware's forest resources, 2009. Note NRS-86. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J. 2011. Maryland's forest resources, 2010. Res. Note. NRS-124. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.; Lister, A. 2011. Maryland's forest resources, 2009. Res. Note NRS-87. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 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].
  • Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G. 2010. Delaware's forest resources, 2010. Res. Note NRS-116. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G.; Butler, B.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B. 2010. Delaware's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-71. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G.; McWilliams, W.; Meneguzo, D.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B. 2010. Delaware's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note. NRS-70. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.; Butler, B.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B. 2010. Maryland's forest resources, 2008. Note NRS-69. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.; McWilliams, W.; Meneguzzo, D.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B. 2010. Maryland's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-68. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Lister, Andrew; Lister, Tonya; Doyle, James A. 2009. Use of a simple photointerpretation method with free, online imagery to assess landscape fragmentation. 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].
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Balser, Dan; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2009. Ohio forests: 2006. Resour. Bull. NRS-36. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 119 p.
  • Blackard, J. A.; Finco, M. V.; Helmer, E. H.; Holden, G. R.; Hoppus, M. L.; Jacobs, D.M.; Lister, A. J.; Moisen, G. G.; Nelson, M. D.; Riemann, R.; Ruefenacht, B.; Salajanu, D.; Weyermann, D. L.; Winterberger, K. C.; Brandeis, T. J.; Czaplewski, R. L.; McRoberts, R. E.; Patterson, P. L.; Tymcio, R. P. 2008. Mapping U.S. forest biomass using nationwide forest inventory data and moderate resolution information. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112: 1658-1677.
  • Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G. 2008. Delaware's Forest Resources, 2006. Res. Note. NRS-27. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J. 2008. Maryland's Forest Resources, 2006. Res. Note. NRS-19. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • 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.
  • McWiliams, William H.; Lister, Tonya W.; LaPoint, Elizabeth B.; Rose, Anita K.; Vissage, John S. 2006. Current status of chestnut in eastern US forests. In: Restoration of American Chestnut to Forest Lands: proceedings of a conference and workshop held at The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, North Carolina, U. S. A., May 4-6, 2004. Natural Resources Report NPS/NCR/CUE/NRR - 2006/001. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Region, Center for Urban Ecology, 2006: 31-39
  • 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.
  • McWilliams, William H.; Bowersox, Todd W.; Brose, Patrick H.; Devlin, Daniel A.; Finley, James C.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Horsley, Steve; King, Susan L.; LaPoint, Brian M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McCormick, Larry H.; Miller, Gary W.; Scott, Charles T.; Steele, Harry; Steiner, Kim C.; Stout, Susan L.; Westfall, James A.; White , Robert L. 2005. Measuring Tree Seedlings and Associated Understory Vegetation in Pennsylvania's Forests. 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. 21-26
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • McWilliams, William H.; Bowersox, Todd W.; Brose, Patrick H.; Devlin, Daniel A.; Finley, James C.; Horsley, Steve; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Lister, Tonya W.; McCormick, Larry H.; Miller, Gary W.; Steiner, Kim C.; Stout, Susan L.; Westfall, James A.; White, Robert L. 2004. Indicators of regenerative capacity for eastern hardwood forests. In: Proceedings, Society of American Foresters 2003 national convention; 2003 October 25-29; Buffalo, NY. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 136-140.
  • 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.
  • McWilliams, William H.; Bowersox, Todd W.; Brose, Patrick H.; Devlin, Daniel A.; Finley, James C.; Horsley, Steve; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; King, Susan L.; Lister, Tonya W.; McCormick, Larry H.; Miller, Gary W.; Scott, Charles T.; Steiner, Kim C.; Stout, Susan L.; Westfall, James A.; White, Robert L. 2003. Indicators of regenerative capacity for native broadleaf forests: a case study of ungulate overpopulation in the Eastern United States. In: Congress proceedings, Xii world forestry congress; 2003 September 21-28; Quebec City, Canada. [Place of publication unknown]: [Publisher unknown]: 342.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • McWilliams, William H.; Alerich, Carol A.; Devlin, Daniel A.; Lister, Tonya W.; Sterner, Stephen L.; Westfall, James A. 2002. Annual inventory report for Pennsylvania's forests: results from the first two years.. Resour. Bull. NE-156. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 71 p.
  • 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

National Research Highlights

Urban forest species composition as a percentage of all trees, Austin, Texas. This data and more are included in FIA’s first published urban report: Austin’s Urban Forest, 2014. Tonya Lister, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Forest Inventory and Analysis is Coming to a City Near You

Year: 2016

In collaboration with state and local partners, the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA) has begun monitoring the urban forest resource with special focus on the nation’s largest cities. FIA recently completed its first urban inventory report that describes the urban forests of Austin, Texas.

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