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Distance Measurements in Vegetation Study

Author:
Ashby, William C.
Source:
Ecology 1972 v.53 no.5 pp. 980-981
ISSN:
0012-9658
Subject:
tree trunk, trees, vegetation
Abstract:
Plotless vegetation sampling including the quarter method results in a systematic bias if measurements "to the tree" are used in place of the center of the tree trunk. Widely used references show "to the tree" measurements which lead to overestimates of density, productivity, and other parameters.
Agid:
5185559