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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.
Publication: General Technical Report NC-170. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Key Words: fractal geometry, forest mensuration, wildlife habitat description, vegetation mapping ,microclimatology
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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