A Procedure to Evaluate Sampling Schemes for Improving Already Calibrated Models

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A Bayesian procedure is presented for evaluating potential sampling schemes to update previously calibrated models. Consideration can be given to biological restrictions on the range measurement interval of variables. The criterion used to evaluate the schemes is the mean variance of prediction in the response region where the model will be used. Two examples of sampling schemes for improving existing forest growth models are assessed. For. Sci. 33(3):632-643.

Keywords: Bayesian estimators; Growth and yield models; posterior estimates

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801

Publication date: September 1, 1987

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