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Call for Sessions and Papers – Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2012: Moving From Status to Trends

February 14, 2012

FIA Symposium 2012Baltimore, MD

16-18 October 2012

October 2012 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Forest Inventory and Analysis. This report expanded the focus of the national forest inventory in the United States to include monitoring of the forest resource trends on a more frequent time interval. In recognition of this milestone, the theme of the 2012 FIA Science Symposium is “Moving from Status to Trends.” The Symposium will bring together international forest scientists, managers, and stakeholders to share insights on contemporary issues, science policy, mensuration, geospatial products, inventory and monitoring methods, and other topics.

  • Present the role of National Forest Inventory (NFI) in aiding policy and management decisions
  • Discuss monitoring versus inventory and how they work together
  • Exchange of forest monitoring science and technology across international borders
  • Share the latest studies on trends using time series data
  • Provide a forum for linking issue-focused analyses with techniques development
  • Highlight cutting-edge mensuration, modeling, and related science
  • Showcase collaborative efforts and foster continued work with NFI partners
  • Display state-of-the-art science and tools
  • Communicate utility of NFI data and analyses to the broader user community
  • Provide an environment that fosters networking and scientific exchange between inventory professionals

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