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Title: Medicion del Crecimiento de los Arboles en los Bosques Tropicales
Author: Briscoe, C. B.;
Source: Carribean Forester 23(1): 15-20
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Before beginning a growth study in tropic or temperate regions a specific problem should be selected for solution. Once the problem is selected use· all available information on the forest in particular and statistical probabilities in general to reduce the number of measurements necessary and increase the reliability of those made. These two steps can tremendously reduce the costs of and increase the useful information from growth studies. Unless labor is very cheap, weekly diameter measurements are probably best made with vernier bands. Longer-term measurements can be made satisfactorily with a steel tape; every effort should be made to eliminate personal or systematic bias in measuring. Height of short trees can be measured with a graduated rod, but taller trees usually require a hypsometer. Measuring condltions ordinarily affect results much more than the particular hypsometer used. Basal area is easily and quickly measured with a relascope when the nature of the study permits.
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Briscoe, C. B. 1962. Medicion del Crecimiento de los Arboles en los Bosques Tropicales. Carribean Forester 23(1): 15-20.
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