Basal Area Growth Estimators for Survivor Component: A Quality Control Application

  • Authors: Thomas, Charles E.; Roesch, Francis A.
  • Publication Year: 1990
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: South. J. Appl. For. 14(1):12-18.

Abstract

Several possible estimators are available for basal area growth of survivor trees, when horizontal prism (or point) plots (HPP) are remeasured. This study's comparison of three estimators not only provides a check for the estimate of basal area growth but suggests that they can provide a quality control indicator for yield procedures. An example is derived from remeasurements in Alabama for the Southern Forest Experiment Station by Forest Inventory and Analysis. Remeasurements are for 1962-72 and 1972-82. It is suggested that computation of two or perhaps all three of the estimators be routinely incorporated in analysis of remeasured HPP data. Use of the two elemental estimators can provide a quality assurance check on field procedures.

  • Citation: Thomas, Charles E.; Roesch, Francis A., Jr. 1990. Basal Area Growth Estimators for Survivor Component: A Quality Control Application. South. J. Appl. For. 14(1):12-18.
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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