About this Research Topic
This Research Topic provides an opportunity for presenters to publish a peer-reviewed, full-research article in addition to publishing an abstract in the conference proceedings. The goal is to present a group of papers that demonstrate the broad topical, geographic, and applied scope of the ongoing research associated with all components of the FIA Program and other NFI's including long-term monitoring data from field plots, surveys of landowners and wood processing mill operators, remote sensing and estimation methods, and urban forest inventory. The papers in this Research Topic will highlight the impact of innovative methods and uses of data from NFI programs on forestry research and management across the United States and globally.
We encourage a variety of manuscript formats for this Research Topic. Original Research and Methods manuscripts are invited to showcase scientific advances in the assessment or management of forests for ecosystem services production. Review articles are encouraged to summarize the state of knowledge in inventory and monitoring methods and research. Perspective papers should detail a variety of partner and user community needs. Other types of manuscripts that present diverse user needs, technical advances, and available data and tools will also be considered.
We invite papers that deal with the topics below:
• Improve data visualization and delivery;
• Integrate new monitoring technologies and statistical techniques into established methods;
• Expand carbon/biomass estimation, land cover/use research, urban forest inventory, remote area monitoring, and small area estimation;
• Advance other FIA program features:
• Timber Products Output (TPO);
• International NFI collaboration.
Keywords: forest inventory, remote sensing, environmental monitoring, estimation, sampling, forest health, forest ownership, urban forestry, land use, land cover, forest management, forest disturbance, forest products
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.