Predicting Mortality with a Weibull Distribution

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Abstract:

The Weibull distribution is presented as a flexible model of survival in even-aged stands. The data necessary for both the complete and censored Weibull distribution and their applications are discussed. A case study is presented using the Weibull distribution to model survival in even-aged stands of loblolly pine from ages 3 to 14. Within the limitations of the data an adequate model was obtained. Forest Sci. 26:291-300.

Keywords: Loblolly pine; mortality prediction

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Silviculturist for the U.S.D.A. Forest Service Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Charleston, SC 29407

Publication date: June 1, 1980

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