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Predicting Mortality with a Weibull Distribution

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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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  • 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.

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