Transect Relascope Sampling--A Method for the Quantification of Coarse Woody Debris

Author: Ståhl, Göran

Source: Forest Science, Volume 44, Number 1, 1 February 1998 , pp. 58-63(6)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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A method for the quantification of coarse woody debris in terms of the total length of downed material is presented. The method combines relascope and line intersect sampling theory. Estimation is based on a count of downed logs using a relascope instrument along survey lines. In cost-efficiency comparisons with line intersect and circular plot sampling, the proposed method was found to be a competitive alternative. For. Sci. 44(1):58-63.

Keywords: Forest inventory; line intersect sampling; simulation

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Forest Resource Management and Geomatics, S - 901 83 Umeá, Sweden. Phone: + 46 90 786837;, Fax: + 46 90 778116

Publication date: February 1, 1998

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