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A GIS-based approach to stand visualization and spatial pattern analysis in a mixed hardwood forest in West VirginiaAuthor(s): Benktesh D. Sharma; Jingxin Wang; Gary Miller
Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 356-365.
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DescriptionTree spatial patterns were characterized for a 75-year-old mixed hardwood forest dominated by northern red oak, chestnut oak, red maple and yellow-poplar. All trees ≥5 inches diameter at breast height (d.b.h.) were measured for diameter, total height, crown height, and crown width along with their locations in the field over an area of 8 acres. The spatial patterns of trees were analyzed using Ripley's L(d). The stand map was projected using a geographic information system with measured tree attributes for visual representation of the stand in the spatial context.
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CitationSharma, Benktesh D.; Wang, Jingxin; Miller, Gary. 2008. A GIS-based approach to stand visualization and spatial pattern analysis in a mixed hardwood forest in West Virginia. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 356-365.
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