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FIA Stakeholder Science Meeting

2019 Forest Inventory and Analysis Stakeholder Science Meeting

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Celebrating Progress, Possibilities, and Partnerships

November 19th - 21st, 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

The US Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program is pleased to announce the 2019 FIA Stakeholder Science Meeting. This meeting and workshop draws a world-class group of partners, practitioners, and scientists with regional, national, and international inventory and monitoring missions. Maintaining the Forest Service's leadership in this area requires both regular consultation with FIA's users, as well as periodic technical exchange among scientists cooperating with FIA in fields such as data visualization, statistical inference, and remote sensing inventory techniques.

The 2019 FIA Stakeholders Science Meeting is being hosted by the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station FIA program and NCASI. Specifically, we invite presentations that help advance the goals of:

  • Maximizing the value of the 'annual' sample design;

  • Advancing the development of delivery tools to meet client needs and take advantage of ever-expanding options for data visualization and communication;

  • Assuring data continuity and tools that supports a variety of land management and NFS planning needs;

  • Integrating more powerful and efficient monitoring technologies and statistical techniques into established analysis lines; and,

  • Supporting FIA's expansion in areas such as enhanced timber product monitoring, improved carbon/biomass estimates, enhanced ownership study, land cover/use research, urban inventory, monitoring of Interior AK, and small area estimation.

As we prepare the 2019 agenda, please consider offering an organized session, presenting an oral presentation of your research, or a demonstration of your work during the popular Digital Engagement session. Please visit to submit an abstract.

Types of abstracts/proposals we are seeking:

  • Organized Session

  • Oral presentation

  • Digital engagement (applications, tools, databases, websites, storymaps, digital poster)
    *Note - Please consider submitting an abstract for a traditional paper poster as a digital poster.


  • Deadline for submission of Organized Sessions and Oral Presentation abstracts is June 28th, 2019

  • Deadline for submission of Digital Engagement abstracts is August 30th, 2019

Submission Instructions:
Please visit to submit your abstract.

For further information regarding the FIA Stakeholder Science Meeting, contact:

USDA Forest Service employees who are planning to attend:

Please complete the Attendee Cost Detail worksheet and return to Jim McKenzie as soon as possible.

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Last Modified: March 1, 2019

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