John Hogland is a Biological Scientist with the US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, in Missoula, Montana. He has a BS and a MS degree in forestry with a minor in statistics from Auburn University. As a Biological Scientist his research has focused on quantifying forest characteristics across broad landscapes at fine grained resolutions, developing new methodologies and applications that integrate machine learning and statistics modeling concepts into geographic information systems (GIS), and the creation of new data processing techniques to facilitate using large datasets. Ongoing projects include fine grained (m2) quantification of basal area, trees, and above ground biomass per acre, by species, in Colorado’s Uncompahgre Plateau National Forest and the development of GIS tool that facilitate using statistical and machine learning algorithms while significantly reduce processing time and storage space associated with large datasets.
Role(s) in BANR: John is on the BANR web committee and is working with Dr. Anderson, Dr. Woodam Chung, and Dr. Rob Keefe to complete Task 2 activities focused on biomass supply chain logistics.