Control Variate Estimators of Survivor Growth from Point Samples

  • Authors: Roesch, Francis A.; van Deusen, Paul C.
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Forest Science, Vol. 39, No. 1, February 1993. p. 66-77

Abstract

Two estimators of the control variate type for survivor growth from remeasured point samples are proposed and compared with more familiar estimators. The large reductionsin variance, observed in many cases forestimators constructed with control variates, arealso realized in thisapplication. A simulation study yielded consistent reductions in variance which were often 50% and occasionally over 70%.

  • Citation: Roesch, Francis A., Jr.; van Deusen, Paul C. 1993. Control Variate Estimators of Survivor Growth from Point Samples. Forest Science, Vol. 39, No. 1, February 1993. p. 66-77
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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