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Multi-Stage Line Intersect Sampling

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With the use of a generalisation of the theory of single-stage line intersect sampling, estimators for population total per unit area and variance are derived for the case of line intersect three-stage sampling. In this case line intersect sampling is followed by two further stages of sampling: a sample from the intersecting first-order elements and a sample from the second-order elements that constitute the latter. Estimators for two types of two-stage sampling follow as special cases. The techniques developed may reduce costs or make sampling feasible in cases where single-stage line intersect sampling is impractical. Forest Sci. 20:129-133.

Keywords: Sampling methods; forest inventory

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Scientist, Dept. of Forest Mensuration, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands

Publication date: June 1, 1974

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
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