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Title: Evaluation of sampling strategies to estimate crown biomass

Author: Poudel, Krishna P; Temesgen, Hailemariam; Gray, Andrew N;

Date: 2015

Source: Forest Ecosystems. 2(1): 1-11. 11 p.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Depending on tree and site characteristics crown biomass accounts for a significant portion of the total aboveground biomass in the tree. Crown biomass estimation is useful for different purposes including evaluating the economic feasibility of crown utilization for energy production or forest products, fuel load assessments and fire management strategies, and wildfire modeling. However, crown biomass is difficult to predict because of the variability within and among species and sites. Thus the allometric equations used for predicting crown biomass should be based on data collected with precise and unbiased sampling strategies. In this study, we evaluate the performance different sampling strategies to estimate crown biomass and to evaluate the effect of sample size in estimating crown biomass.

Keywords: aboveground biomass, crown, sampling strategies, pacific northwest

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Poudel, Krishna P; Temesgen, Hailemariam; Gray, Andrew N. 2015. Evaluation of sampling strategies to estimate crown biomass. Forest Ecosystems. 2(1): 1-11.


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