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    Author(s): George E. Host; Carl W. Ramm; Eunice A. Padley; Kurt S. Pregitzer; James B. Hart; David T. Cleland
    Date: 1992
    Source: General Technical Report NC-162. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Description

    Presents technical documentation for development of an Ecological Classification System for the Manistee National Forest in northwest Lower Michigan, and suggests procedures applicable to other ecological land classification projects. Includes discussion of sampling design, field data collection, data summarization and analyses, development of classification units, and validation.

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    Host, George E.; Ramm, Carl W.; Padley, Eunice A.; Pregitzer, Kurt S.; Hart, James B.; Cleland, David T. 1992. Field sampling and data analysis methods for development of ecological land classifications: an application on the Manistee National Forest. General Technical Report NC-162. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

    Keywords

    multivariate methods, ordination, ground flora, soils, physiography

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