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Notes: Percentile-Based Distributions Characterize Forest Stand Tables

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A satisfactory characterization of stand tables need not require a prior mathematical probability distribution. The method described here uses a system of percentiles defined across the range of the stand table. Based on a uniform distribution of tree frequency between adjacent percentiles, stems-per-acre are proportioned into diameter size classes. For. Sci. 33(2):570-576.

Keywords: Pinus elliottii; Pinus taeda; diameter distribution

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Mensurationist, USFS Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Athens, Georgia

Publication date: June 1, 1987

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