@article {Moser:1969-06-01T00:00:00:0015-749X:183,
author = "Moser, John W. and Hall, Otis F.",
title = "Deriving Growth and Yield Functions for Uneven-Aged Forest Stands",
journal = "Forest Science",
volume = "15",
number = "2",
year = "1969-06-01T00:00:00",
abstract = "Traditional yield tables are being replaced by yield functions which are obtained from the mathematical integration of growth-rate equations, expressed primarily as a function of stand age. In the uneven-aged stand, stand age has nebulous meaning which imposes difficulty in applying the above technique. The present study proposes use of a growth-rate equation expressed as a function of a measurable size characteristic of the quantity under investigation. Solution of the growth-rate equation provides a yield function expressed in terms of elapsed time from a given initial condition. As an illustration, survivor basal area growth-rate and volume growth-rate data are fitted to empirical differential equations. Integration provides basal area and volume yield prediction functions. Results indicate that compatible growth-rate and yield functions for the uneven-aged stand can be derived from permanent plot data.",
pages = "183-188",
url = "http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/saf/fs/1969/00000015/00000002/art00020",
keyword = "Increment, compatible growth and yield, permanent plot analysis"
}