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Projecting Stand Tables: A Comparison of the Weibull Diameter Distribution Method, a Percentile-Based Projection Method, and a Basal Area Growth Projection Method

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Three yield projection models are compared and contrasted. All three models project yield implicitly by first projecting stand tables. The first model uses the Weibull probability density function, the second a percentile-based algorithm, and last a modification of an individual tree distance independent basal area projection model. It is shown that, for most criteria evaluated, the model which makes use of the distance-independent basal area projection algorithm is superior. For. Sci. 36(2):413-424.

Keywords: Parameter recovery; growth and yield

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Graduate Student, the School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

Publication date: 1990-06-01

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    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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

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