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    Author(s): Ann M. Abbott
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Page-Dumroese, Deborah; Neary, Daniel; Trettin, Carl, tech. eds. Scientific background for soil monitoring on National Forests and Rangelands: workshop proceedings; April 29-30, 2008; Denver, CO. Proc. RMRS-P-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 109-120.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Development of the best sampling design to answer a research question should be an interactive venture between the land manager or researcher and statisticians, and is the result of answering various questions. A series of questions that can be asked to guide the researcher in making decisions that will arrive at an effective sampling plan are described, and a case study is used to explain how the sampling effort was designed for the Forest Soil Monitoring Protocol.

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    Citation

    Abbott, Ann M. 2010. Statistical sampling methods for soils monitoring. In: Page-Dumroese, Deborah; Neary, Daniel; Trettin, Carl, tech. eds. Scientific background for soil monitoring on National Forests and Rangelands: workshop proceedings; April 29-30, 2008; Denver, CO. Proc. RMRS-P-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 109-120.

    Keywords

    soil monitoring, soil quality standards, National Forests and Rangelands

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