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Design and Analysis of Forest-Mammal Repellent Tests

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A randomized complete block design consisting of 10 blocks with 10 trees per block for each of 8 treatments is applicable for evaluating candidate forest-mammal repellents on Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco seedlings. Percent damage for each treatment group of 10 trees is transformed to arc sine, and the null hypotheses tested by analysis of variance at α = .05. If the null hypothesis for treatments is rejected, ScheffĂ©'s S-method is employed to contrast the k experimental means at α = .10. The arc sine transformation provides an acceptable model and tends to minimize heterogeneous variance and nonnormality.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Biologist, U.S. Dept. Interior, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, Wildlife Research Center, Denver, Colo.

Publication date: 1967-09-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

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