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Sampling coarse woody debris along spoked transectsAuthor(s): Paul C. Van Deusen; Jeffery H. Gove
Source: Forestry. 84(2): 93-98.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionLine transects are commonly used for sampling coarse woody debris (CWD). The USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis programme uses a variant of this method that involves sampling for CWD along transects that radiate from the centre of a circular plot-like spokes on a wheel. A new approach for analysis of data collected with spoked transects is developed. This approach does not attempt to mimic traditional analysis methods for line transects, which do not readily apply to spoked transects. The method developed here generalizes to any number of spokes. We also demonstrate that there is a close relationship between spoked transects and a particular fixed plot design for sampling CWD.
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CitationVan Deusen, Paul C.; Gove, Jeffery H. 2011. Sampling coarse woody debris along spoked transects. Forestry. 84(2): 93-98.
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