Forest Mensuration

ISBN-10: 0471018503
ISBN-13: 9780471018506
Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)
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Description: This edition presents an updated approach to forest measurement that takes into account all of a forest's resources, describes the use of mensuration as a monitoring tool and presents current forest management principles.

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Book details

List price: $181.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This edition presents an updated approach to forest measurement that takes into account all of a forest's resources, describes the use of mensuration as a monitoring tool and presents current forest management principles.

Preface
Introduction
Role of Forest Mensuration in Forest Management
Forest Mensuration as a Tool for Monitoring Forests
Principles of Measurement
Scales of Measurement
Units of Measurement
Systems of Measurement
Variables
Precision, Accuracy, and Bias
Signi.cant Digits and Rounding O
Data Summary and Presentation
Fundamental Measurements
Basic Statistical Concepts
Descriptive Statistics
Frequency Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Sampling Error
Sample Size Determination
Estimation of Totals
Regression and Correlation
Hypothesis Testing
Land Area Determination
Land Distance and Area Units
Measuring Distances
Measuring Area in the Field
Measuring Area Using Maps and Photos
Determination of Photo Scale
Determination of Direction Using a Compass
U.S. Public Land Surveys
Global Positioning Systems
Geographic Information Systems
Individual Tree Parameters
Age
Tree Diameters and Areas
Height
Form
Crown Parameters
Determination of Tree Volume
Determination of Cubic Volume
Volume Tables
Construction of Volume Tables
Volume Distribution in Trees
Determination of Tree Weight
actors In.uencing Wood Weight Estimates
ree Weight Relationships
Stand Parameters
Age
Species Composition
Diameter
Height
Density and Stocking
Volume and Weight
Site Quality
Measurement of Primary Forest Products
Units of Measurement
Log Rules
Board-Foot Log Rules
Cubic-Volume Log Rules
Log Scaling
Scaling Stacked Volume
Volume Unit Conversion
Scaling by Weight
Nontimber Forest Vegetation Parameters
Understory Vegetation
Woody Detritus
Forest Vegetation for Wildlife Management
Forest Biomass
Carbon Content
Sampling Units for Estimating Parameters
The Factor Concept
Fixed-Area Plots
Sampling Units with Variable Probability
Distance-Based Sampling Units
Selecting Appropriate Sampling Units
Forest Inventory
Timber Estimation
Nontimber Estimation
Inventory Planning
Forest Inventory Design
Inventory Fieldwork
Calculation and Compilation
Sampling Designs in Forest Inventories
Basic Considerations
Simple Random Sampling
Ratio and Regression Sampling
Cluster Sampling
Strati.ed Random Sampling
Multistage Sampling
Double Sampling
Nonrandom Sampling
Repeated Sampling in Forest Inventory
Inventory Using Sampling with Varying Probability
Horizontal Point Sampling
List Sampling
3P Sampling
Growth of the Tree
Growth Curves
Height and Diameter Growth
Determination of Diameter Growth from Increment Cores
Stem Analysis
Areal and Volume Growth
E.ects of Environmental Factors on Growth
Growth Percentage
Stand Growth and Yield
Elements of Stand Growth
Growth and Yield Models
Using Stand Growth and Yield Models
Assessing Stand Growth and Yield in Forest Inventories
Appendix
References
Index

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