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Emma Tait

Organization: Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC)

Affiliations: Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative, (FEMC)

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Emma was a Data Scientist for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) from 2016-2022, with a brief hiatus for a master’s degree. She first joined FEMC as a student GIS technician, moved into a full time GIS analyst position working with regional partners standardizing and aggregating Forest Health data, and then filled the FEMC Data Scientist position. As a Data Scientist she provided analytical, scripting, web development, spatial analysis, and data modeling support as well as maintained FEMC’s online mapping portals, services and custom code.

List of Projects

Project Role Start End
EPSCOR Vegetative Phenology Metric DataParticipant 2015-09-01 2016-12-31
Northeastern Regional Aerial Detection Surveys and Insect and Disease SurveysParticipant 2016-06-02 2018-04-30
Quantifying the Economic Impacts of Invasive Forest Pests and Diseases in Urban AreasProject Lead/Principal Investigator 2020-02-25 2020-02-26
Assessing the risk of invasive plant introductions at trailheads in the Adirondack Park, NYParticipant 2019-08-01 2020-01-31


Name Date Authors Type
Technical Report: Monitoring and Communicating Changes in Disturbance Regimes (Version 1.0)2021Jennifer Pontius, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Matthias Sirch, Nancy Voorhis, Alyx Belisle, Pia Ruisi-Besares, Elissa SchuettReport
TAIT Photo2020Emma TaitDocument
Standardized Spatial Datasets for Exploring the Connection Between Forest Cover and Water Quality in the Northeast2020James Duncan, David Gudex-Cross, Emma TaitReport
Forest-Water Spatial Data Inventory Processing Scripts2020James Duncan, David Gudex-Cross, Emma TaitOther Documents
Inventory of moderate and intensive timber clearings detected via remote sensing in New Hampshire between 2000 and 2018 (Version 1.1)2020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma TaitReport
Northeastern Forest Regeneration Data Network Methods Assessment V1.02020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Julia Pupko, Alyx BelisleOther Documents
Northeastern Forest Regeneration Data Network V1.0 Final Report2020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Julia Pupko, Alyx BelisleReport
Threats to the Urban Forest: The potential economic impacts of invasive forest pests and diseases in the Northeast2020Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Clarke Cooper, Gene Desideraggio, Alyx BelisleReport
Scripts for invasive species and trip data processing and analysis2020Emma TaitOther Documents
TAIT Photo2019Emma TaitDocument
TAIT Photo2019Emma TaitDocument
TAIT Photo2019Emma TaitDocument
Northeastern Forest Health Atlas - Technical Report2018William Keeton, Jennifer Pontius, Alexandra Kosiba, James Duncan, Emma Tait, Garrett MeigsReport
Massachusetts Forest Health Mapping Standardization, Analysis and Access: Final Report2017James Duncan, Emma TaitPublication
New York Forest Health Mapping Digitization, Analysis and Access: Final Report2016James Duncan, Emma TaitAnnual Report
New York Forest Health Mapping Digitization, Analysis and Access2016James Duncan, Emma TaitReport