The important criteria for evaluating a forest growth model depend on the model's use. Consequently the potential user rather than the developer should determine acceptability, particularly when the model can serve multiple purposes. To help the user, the developer should present quantitative information about the model's performance under a variety of forest conditions.
Document Type: Journal Article
Mathematical Statistician, North Central Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Publication date: April 1, 1983
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