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Data from: The downed and dead wood inventory of forests in the United States

The quantity and condition of downed dead wood (DDW) is emerging as a major factor governing forest ecosystem processes such as carbon cycling, fire behavior, and tree regeneration. Despite this, systematic inventories of DDW are sparse if not absent across major forest biomes. The Forest Inventory and Analysis program of the United States (US) Forest Service has conducted an annual DDW inventory on all coterminous US forest land since 2002 (~1 plot per 38,850 ha), with a sample intensification occurring since 2012 (~1 plot per 19,425 ha). The data are organized according to DDW components and by sampling information which can all be linked to a multitude of auxiliary information in the national database. As the sampling of DDW is conducted using field efficient line-intersect approaches, several assumptions are adopted during population estimation that serve to identify critical knowledge gaps. The plot- and population-level DDW datasets and estimates provide the first insights into an understudied but critical ecosystem component of temperate forests of North America with global application.

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Authors
Woodall, Christopher W.
(ORCID)
Monleon, Vicente J.
Fraver, Shawn
Russell, Matthew B.
(ORCID)
Hatfield, Mark H.
Campbell, John L.
(ORCID)
Domke, Grant M.
(ORCID)
Product Type
Dataset
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Contiguous United States
Temporal Coverage
2002/
Frequency
Annually
Intended Use
The plot- and population-level DDW datasets and estimates provide the first insights into an understudied but critical ecosystem component of temperate forests of North America with global application.
Publisher
Scientific Data
Contact Name
Woodall, Christopher W.
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Primary Article

Woodall, C. W., Monleon, V. J., Fraver, S., Russell, M. B., Hatfield, M. H., Campbell, J. L., Domke, G. M. (2019). The downed and dead wood inventory of forests in the United States. Scientific Data, 6:180303

Methods Citation

Woodall, C. W., Monleon, V. J., Fraver, S., Russell, M. B., Hatfield, M. H., Campbell, J. L., Domke, G. M. (2019). The downed and dead wood inventory of forests in the United States. Scientific Data, 6:180303

License
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Modified Date
2019-01-29
Release Date
2019-01-29
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