Evaluation of techniques for determining the density of fine woody debrisAuthor(s): Becky Fasth; Mark E. Harmon; Christopher W. Woodall; Jay Sexton
Source: Res. Pap. NRS-11. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 18 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northern Research Station
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Evaluated various techniques for determining the density (i.e., bulk density) of fine woody debris during forest inventory activities. It was found that only experts in dead wood inventory may be able to identify fine woody debris stages of decay. Suggests various future research directions such as development of a 2-class fine woody debris decay class system.
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CitationFasth, Becky; Harmon, Mark E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Sexton, Jay. 2010. Evaluation of techniques for determining the density of fine woody debris. Res. Pap. NRS-11. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 18 p.
Keywordsdetritus, fine woody debris, density, inventory
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