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Combining Inventory Data for Improved Estimates of Forest Resources

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Foresters occasionally have two or more estimates of the same volume, basal area, or other quantities of interest from independent inventories. A variety of statistical techniques for combining such estimates recently have begun to receive attention in surveys of census characteristics, agriculture, and forestry. Results from two independent timber resource inventories in Wayne County, Tennessee, are reported along with their respective sampling errors. Methods for combining estimates along with example calculations are presented and discussed. Suggestions are made for the application of this procedure to other sampling problems. South. J. Appl. For. 11(3):168-171.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Publication date: 1987-08-01

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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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