Height–Diameter Equations for 12 Upland Species in the Missouri Ozark Highlands
Authors: Lootens, James R.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.
Source: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, Volume 24, Number 2, June 2007 , pp. 149-152(4)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:We calibrated a model predicting total tree height as a function of tree diameter for nine tree species common to the Missouri Ozarks. Model coefficients were derived from nearly 10,000 observed trees. The calibrated model did a good job predicting the mean height–diameter trend for each species (pseudo-R 2 values ranged from 0.56 to 0.88), but for a given tree diameter observed tree heights were highly variable. We also present a technique for incorporating the observed variation in tree heights in the predicted values.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2007
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