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    Author(s): J.R. Lootens; David R. Larsen; Stephen R. Shifley
    Date: 2007
    Source: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 24(2) 2007
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    We calibrated a model predicting total tree height as a function of tree diameter for nine tree species common to the Missouri Ozarks. Model coefficients were derived from nearly 10,000 observed trees. The calibrated model did a good job predicting the mean height-diameter trend for each species (pseudo-R2 values ranged from 0.56 to 0.88), but for a given tree diameter observed tree heights were highly variable. We also present a technique for incorporating the observed variation in tree heights in the predicted values.

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    Lootens, James R.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R. 2007. Height-Diameter Equations for 12 Upland Species in the Missouri Ozark Highlands. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 24(2) 2007

    Keywords

    height-diameter equations, Missouri, Ozark Highlands, allometric equations

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