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Title: The fractal forest: fractal geometry and applications in forest science.

Author: Lorimer, Nancy D.; Haight, Robert G.; Leary, Rolfe A.

Year: 1994

Publication: General Technical Report NC-170. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

Abstract: Fractal geometry is a tool for describing and analyzing irregularity. Because most of what we measure in the forest is discontinuous, jagged, and fragmented, fractal geometry has potential for improving the precision of measurement and description. This study reviews the literature on fractal geometry and its applications to forest measurements.

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