We're excited to announce that the SilviaTerra biometrics team just published its first "Biometrics Bits" column in the Forestry Source - the Society of American Foresters newspaper. Our first article explored the question - "What is the 'Right' Amount of Inventory Information to Collect?"
Using the fantastic FIA dataset, SilviaTerra's Lead Biometrician Dr. Nan Pond simulated many different cruising methods and intensities. Using this approach, we arrived at a rigorous and quantitative answer to the question "when does spending an additional dollar on inventory result in less than a dollar's worth of better management decisions?" in a variety of forest types in the US.
We're excited to share our thoughts on biometrics with the wider forestry community - stay tuned for plenty more articles!