Sampling Theory for Forest Inventory: A Teach-Yourself Course Pieter G. De Vries

ISBN: 9783540170662

Published: November 1st 1986

Paperback

400 pages


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Sampling Theory for Forest Inventory: A Teach-Yourself Course  by  Pieter G. De Vries

Sampling Theory for Forest Inventory: A Teach-Yourself Course by Pieter G. De Vries
November 1st 1986 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 400 pages | ISBN: 9783540170662 | 10.11 Mb

Forest inventory may be defined as the technique of collecting, evaluating and presenting specified information on forest areas. Because of the generally la ge extent of forest areas, data are usually collected by sampling, i.e. by makingMoreForest inventory may be defined as the technique of collecting, evaluating and presenting specified information on forest areas.

Because of the generally la ge extent of forest areas, data are usually collected by sampling, i.e. by making observations on only part of the area of interest. As there are many different sampling methods (e.g. Appendix 1), a choice must first be made as to which method suits the given field and financial circumstances best.

On completion of the sampling procedure, the numerous data collected have next to be condensed to manageable representative quantities. Finally, from these quantities, inferences about the situation in the entire forest area are made, preferably accompanied by an indication of their reliability.

This book is intended for students who want to know the whepefope of the sampling techniques used in forest inventory. The danger of lack of knowledge is a blind following of instructions and copying statistical formulae, or, even worse, feeding data into a computer loaded with a program that is said to print out the required information.

In serious persons, such approaches may leave a feeling of dissatisfaction or even of professional incompetence, be cause of inability to direct or evaluate the procedure critically. If a student tries to improve his or her situation, he/she will find that the few existing forest inventory textbooks, though some with merit, either use confusing statistical symbols or do not adequately cover theoretical principles.



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