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Sampling coarse woody debris along spoked transects

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Van Deusen, Paul C.; Gove, Jeffery H.

Year Published

2011

Publication

Forestry. 84(2): 93-98.

Abstract

Line transects are commonly used for sampling coarse woody debris (CWD). The USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis programme uses a variant of this method that involves sampling for CWD along transects that radiate from the centre of a circular plot-like spokes on a wheel. A new approach for analysis of data collected with spoked transects is developed. This approach does not attempt to mimic traditional analysis methods for line transects, which do not readily apply to spoked transects. The method developed here generalizes to any number of spokes. We also demonstrate that there is a close relationship between spoked transects and a particular fixed plot design for sampling CWD.

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Van Deusen, Paul C.; Gove, Jeffery H. 2011. Sampling coarse woody debris along spoked transects. Forestry. 84(2): 93-98. https://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpq041.

Last updated on: April 18, 2011