Sampling Methods for Multiresource Forest Inventory / Edition 1

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Designed to aid readers in gathering the most reliable quantitative information on forests for the least cost. Thoroughly explains the interrelationships between sampling strategies; discusses forestry techniques of efficient tactics; examines new developments in statistics having immediate applications in forestry and describes related developments that should have relevance in the future. Includes practical methods for dealing with forest data such as tree number, height, diameter and marketable wood. Also contains problem sets.

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For forest biometricians and graduate students with a strong interest in becoming forest inventory specialists, explores the previously unmapped common ground between forest inventory methods and theories of statistical survey sampling. Introduces some general methods of collecting data in both forestry and statistics, the definitions and theory needed for statistical inference, and a number of strategies for both sampling and inference. Also surveys a number of ideas that would make forest inventories easier or more accurate, but would require considerable research to become feasible; and predicts trends in the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471552451
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/26/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Focus, Fundamental Concepts, and Theory.

Probabilistic Sampling Strategies.

Forest Sampling—Single Level.

Multi-Information Sources for Sampling.

Model-Based Inference.

Mensurational Aspects of Forest Inventory.

Related Sampling Topics.

Related Estimation Topics.

Future Directions in Multiresource Sampling in Forestry.


Answers to the Problems.


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