Setting Precision for Resource Inventories: The Manager and the Mensurationist
Traditionally, managers have relied heavily on judgment when setting precision of forest inventories. The author describes a method whereby precision and the resulting sample size are based on the consequences of errors in inventory estimates and the inventory costs. The responsibility of the manager is to define and quantify the consequences of errors in the estimates; the mensurationist calculates costs of the inventory and determines the estimate of optimal precision.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Forester, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, Idaho
Publication date: 1979-10-01
2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)
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