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

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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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  • 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.
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