This paper describes a computerized forest simulation model developed to evaluate plot sampling methods. The simulation was run several hundred times to compare volume estimates from single phase sampling to those where measurement trees were selected with a larger than standard basal area factor. The methods produced similar volume per acre estimate. Single phase sampling with a standard BAF produced the lowest standard error. Standard errors for sampling with a larger than standard BAF were proportional to the size of BAF used for volume ratio estimation.
Mack, Timothy J.; Skally, Chad W.; Kirk, Ryan W.; Burk, Thomas E..
Testing variable radius forest plot sampling methods using a stochastic simulation model..
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