Launching the “Biometrics Bits” column in the Forestry Source
Max Nova
Max Nova
15 May, 2017 min read

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.

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We’re excited to share our thoughts on biometrics with the wider forestry community – stay tuned for plenty more articles!

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Max Nova

Max Nova

Co-Founder and COO
Max Nova co-founded NCX over a decade ago. He built many of the Natural Capital Exchange's core technical systems that power the largest forest carbon projects in the US. Now Max serves as the COO of NCX and helps connect American forest owners with net-zero pioneers like Microsoft. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Max earned a degree in computer science from Yale.