Predicting Stand Losses from the Gypsy Moth: An Application of Automatic Interaction Detection
Abstract:Among 59 forest stand characteristics examined, the foremost discriminators of tree mortality hazard from defoliation by the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, were crown condition, elevation, tree-size distribution, species, and position on slope.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Forester, Economics of Timber Growing Research, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Delaware, Ohio
Publication date: February 1, 1979
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