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RMRS-RN-17: Sampling Using a Fixed Number of Trees Per Plot
Schreuder, Hans T. 2004. Sampling using a fixed number of trees per plot. Res. Note RMRS-RN-17. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 4 p.
The fixed number of trees sample design proposed by Jonsson and others (1992) may be dangerous in applications if a probabilistic framework of sampling is desired. The procedure can be seriously biased. Examples are given here.
Keywords: density based sampling, variable radius plot (VRP) sampling, trees per plot, fixed number of trees, sample design
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Sampling Using a Fixed Number of Trees Per Plot
Electronic Publish Date: July 14, 2004
Last Update: July 10, 2008
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