BioSum Software

Software Requirements

The minimum requirements for running BioSum (not included in installation package):

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, 32bit version with Access
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0
  • ArcGIS 10.0 or later or an existing Access database of travel times from plots to facilities
  • FVS Suppose V.2.02 or later

Full Installation Package

The setup software included in the full installation package includes:

  • FIA BioSum version 5.8.8
  • Oracle 11g Express Edition (XE)
  • FIADB Oracle Schema fcs_biosum
  • R 3.4.0
  • OpCost R script version 10.1.4

For access to the full installation package send your name, institution, and intended use to, and a link to the download page will be provided.


If you have already installed a version of BioSum earlier than 5.8.0

Please contact us at to let us know your exising version and whether you have existing BioSum projects that you would like to bring to the current version. We will advise on the best upgrade path.


Latest Version of BioSum

Download the newest versions of FIA BioSum as they are released. Use this link ONLY if the full installation package has already been installed.

See 5.8.8 release notes here

FIA BioSum - (fia_biosum_setup_vBeta588.msi, 9.1 MB, updated 1/21/2020) follow the instructions below for installation.

  1. 1. Click the above link to download.
  2. 2. Save the file to a drive on your computer when prompted.
  3. 3. Uninstall any previous installation of THIS release of FIA BioSum.
  4. 4. Once the download is complete, double-click the .msi file to install, or right-click and choose Install Elevated if lacking admin privileges.