2022 Northeastern Mensurationist Organization (NEMO) Annual Meeting

Save the Date
After a two year hiatus, we look forward joining together this year for our traditional one and half day event. While NEMO is normally a fall event, we are holding it this year in May to avoid conflicting with the continental event scheduled in Portland, OR in December.

As is tradition with NEMO, we will be soliciting presentations for all things related to forest mensuration and even a few topics not so closely related. Students are encouraged to present their work.

For individuals interested in giving a presentation, please send a title and short abstract to John Kershaw. For questions or concerns about the event, please reach out to Mark Ducey or Aaron Weiskittel.

May 23 – May 24, 2022 – Urban Forestry Center, near Portsmouth NH.
Social Event Sunday, May 22 at the Portsmouth Brewery starting at 5pm.



Sunday May 22, 2022

5:30 – 8:30 pm Social Event in the “Basement Room” Portsmouth Brewery (56 Market St)


Monday May 23, 2022

9:00 am Arrive and Coffee (UFC)

9:20 Welcome

Session 1: Estimation and quantification of Stand Structure

Mark Ducey (Moderator)

9:30     Field Study on Critical Height Sampling and Its Antithetic VariantTzeng-Yih Lam (National Taiwan University)

9:55     Small area estimation across multiple domainsCorey Green (Virginia Tech)

10:25   Intensive Assessment of Aboveground Carbon Pools in an Old-Growth Northern Hardwood ForestHeidi Giguere

10:50   A novel subsampling method: sector subsampling for biomass estimationJohn Kershaw and Xiao Dai (University of New Brunswick)

11:15   Influence of field inventory methods for assessing standing sawlog volume and value in contrasting managed mixed wood stands of northern MaineRyan Smith

11:40   Assessing relative density across the US over the last 2 decades: Methods, trends, and implicationsArron Weiskittel (University of Maine)

12:00   Lunch

Session 2: Modeling and Stand Dynamics

Aaron Weiskittel (Moderator)

1:30     Comparison of Segmentation and Area-Based Volume Estimation from LiDARMinji Jang (University of New Brunswick)

1:55     Can a multistage approach improve individual tree mortality predictions in eastern North America?Cen Chen (University of Maine)

2:25     Modeling complexity in long-term stand dynamics using an imputation/copula individual tree growth modelYung-Han Hsu (University of New Brunswick)

2:50     Analysis of Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Model Processing and BehaviorBrian Smith

3:15     Modeling loblolly pine mortality using environmental variablesCristian R. Montes (University of Georgia)

3:40     National-scale assessment of stand density dynamics across the complex forests of the United StatesEmmerson Chivhenge

4:05     The SuperellipseJohn Kershaw (University of New Brunswick)

Dinner on your own


Tuesday May 24, 2022

9:00 am Arrive and Coffee (UFC)

9:20 Welcome

Session 3: Miscellany, Arcana, Bayes, and Other Ramblings

John Kershaw (Moderator)

9:30     Alternative Expressions for Stand Diameter in Complex ForestsMark Ducey (University of New Hampshire)

9:55     The variance of quadratic mean dbh and the stand density index estimated from sample plots or points – Thomas B. Lynch

10:25   Southern Appalachian Red Spruce TaperCorey Green (Virginia Tech)

10:50   <Open Spot>

11:15   The Ultimate Guide to Miscellany, Arcana, and BayesHarry Valentine (USFS, Retired)

11:40   Business Meeting

12:00   Lunch


A Sunday evening reception (included in the registration fee) will be hosted at the Portsmouth Brewery starting at 5 pm, May 22nd.

  • Regular in-person registration: $200
  • Student in-person registration: $100

Click here to register

For Registration Questions Contact Melinda Olson.