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Practical Correction of Boundary Overlap

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Boundary overlap has concerned forest samplers acutely since the introduction of horizontal point sampling in the 1950's. Although numerous methods have been proposed to minimize this source of bias, none has done it so neatly as the "mirage method" developed by P. Schmid and published in German in 1969. This article decribes the method for use with point or plot sampling and discusses an alternative for use where the mirage method is inappropriate.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

Publication date: 1977-02-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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