Title: Integrated Sampling Strategy (ISS) Guide
Author: Keane, Robert E.; Lutes, Duncan C.
Source: In: Lutes, Duncan C.; Keane, Robert E.; Caratti, John F.; Key, Carl H.; Benson, Nathan C.; Sutherland, Steve; Gangi, Larry J. 2006. FIREMON: Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. ISS-1-44
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: What is an Integrated Sampling Strategy? Simply put, it is the strategy that guides how plots are put on the landscape. FIREMON’s Integrated Sampling Strategy assists fire managers as they design their fire monitoring project by answering questions such as: What statistical approach is appropriate for my sample design? How many plots can I afford? How many plots do I need? Where should I put my plots? What sampling methods should I use on my plots?
The Integrated Sampling Strategy (ISS) is used to design fire monitoring sampling projects by selecting the most appropriate sampling approach and the most efficient sampling strategy, then choosing the best sampling methods for a fire monitoring project. The first section of the ISS Guide introduces the FIREMON user to the terminology and inherent properties of sampling design in the FIREMON monitoring approach. The second section presents the preliminary information that must be collected or compiled for designing a monitoring project. The third section documents how a monitoring project is implemented. And the last section provides users with guides and keys to assist in developing the monitoring project. New users, especially those responsible for the design of monitoring programs, should read the third section in detail in order to gain the knowledge and understanding needed to implement an appropriate and successful FIREMON monitoring projects.
Keywords: monitoring, fire effects, inventory, sample design, sampling methods, fuels, burn severity, analysis
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Keane, Robert E.; Lutes, Duncan C. 2006. Integrated Sampling Strategy (ISS) Guide. In: Lutes, Duncan C.; Keane, Robert E.; Caratti, John F.; Key, Carl H.; Benson, Nathan C.; Sutherland, Steve; Gangi, Larry J. 2006. FIREMON: Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. ISS-1-44
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility