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David C Chojnacky

Ph.D.—Colorado State, M.S.—University of Arizona, B.S.—University of Idaho

Interest Areas: International/tropical forestry monitoring protocols and other international natural resource work teaming with communication/policy skills; Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data applications: currently wilderness monitoring; forest carbon components: including tree biomass equations, forest floor materials and understory carbon; and other biometrics issues: recently urban forest monitoring. 

Curriculum vitae
Current Activities
  • Pursing international project opportunities with entrepreneurial cross-disciplinary team of quantitative/forestry research and communication/policy skills.

  • Pursing monitoring study of designated wilderness as refugium of natural forest recovery from logging disturbance in eastern U.S. and from wildfire disturbance in western U.S.

  • Completing analysis of results for Lebanon reforestation planting trials.

  • Completing development of tropical forest monitoring protocol from Cambodia pilot data in close cooperation with Cambodian scientists.

  • Completing analysis of urban forest monitoring after private residential redevelopment, and developing GIS course materials from results.

Selected Publications
  • Chojnacky DC, Jenkins JC, Heath LS. 2014. Updated generalized biomass equations for North American tree species. Forestry 87:129–151.

  • Chojnacky DC, Blinn CE, Prisley SP. 2013. Web application to access and visualize FIA down woody materials data. J Forest 111(2):132–138.

  • Chojnacky DC, Prisley SP, Miller S. 2012. Linking forest inventory and analysis ground data to maps: an example for Nevada pinyon-juniper forests. West J Appl Forest 27(3):118–127.

  • Chojnacky DC, Milton M. 2008. Measuring carbon in shrubs. In: Hoover CM, editor. Field measurements for forest carbon monitoring: a landscape-scale approach. New York (NY): Springer. p. 45–72.

  • Chojnacky DC, Dick JL. 2000. Evaluating FIA forest inventory data for monitoring Mexican spotted owl habitat: Gila National Forest example. West J Appl Forest 15(4):195–199.

  • Chojnacky DC. 1998. Double sampling for stratification: a forest inventory application in the Interior West. Ogden (UT): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 15 p. Research Paper RMRS-RP-7. Available from:

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