Ghosh S, Innes JL (1996) Comparing sampling strategies in a forest monitoring program. Forest Ecology and Management, 82: 231-238.


forest damage, sampling design, tree health, forest damage assessment-ground, Methods: statistical analysis, Plants: Picea abies, statistical analysis


Some sampling strategies are compared using Monte Carlo simulations. In particular the sampling distributions of the sample means of defoliation and DBH are compared using a 100 m x 100 m forest site of mature Norway spruce (Picea abies). The analysis considers possible spatial correlations. The results show that for this data set, a 10 m x 20 m plot design is almost as statistically efficient as two 10 m x 10 m randomly selected plots.

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Network: Sanasilva, Category: ISI,