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
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
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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
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