Sampling Techniques for Forest Resource Inventory / Edition 1

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Overview

Clearly explains the sampling methods associated with the inventory of forest resources. It avoids extensive coverage of theoretical statistics and mathematics in favor of thorough coverage of forest inventory topics for the practitioner.

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A textbook for undergraduates and a reference for practicing professionals in forest resources. Explains principles and methods of inventorying virtually any forest resource, including timber, other vegetation, soils, water, and wildlife. Considers determining the needed sample size, handling edge-effect problems, and designing cruises to reduce sampling errors, optimizing the benefits of stratification, auxiliary variables, point sampling and point vs. plot comparison, and 3P sampling. Many of the methods have only been published in journals before. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471109402
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

A Review of Necessary Statistics and Notation.

Elementary Sampling Methods: Selective, Simple Random, and Systematic Sampling.

Horizontal Point Sampling.

Stratified Random Sampling.

Ratio and Regression Estimators.

Double Sampling or Two-Phase Sampling.

Multistage Sampling—Inventorying Large Acreages.

Inventory Methods for Estimating Stand Growth.

3P and Line Intersect Sampling.

Estimating Wildlife Population Sizes.

Answers to Assorted Problems for Better Understanding.

Index.

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