An Alternative View of Forest Sampling

  • Authors: Roesch, Francis A.; Green, Edwin J.; Scott, Charles T.
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Survey Methodology. December 1993 Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 199-204 Statistics Canada

Abstract

A generalized concept is presented for all of the commonly used methods of forest sampling. The concept views the forest as a two-dimensional picture which is cut up into pieces like a jigsaw puzzle, with the pieces defined by the individual selection probabilities of the trees in the forest. This concept results in a finite number of independently selected sample units, in contrast to every other generalized conceptualization of forest sampling presented to date.

  • Citation: Roesch, Francis A., Jr.; Green, Edwin J.; Scott, Charles T. 1993. An Alternative View of Forest Sampling. Survey Methodology. December 1993 Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 199-204 Statistics Canada
  • Keywords: Forest sampling, PPS sampling
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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