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    Author(s): H. Gyde Lund; Charles E. Thomas
    Date: 1989
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-54. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 96 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Covers designs for the inventory of stands and forests in detail and with worked-out examples. For stands, random sampling, line transects, ricochet plot, systematic sampling, single plot, cluster, subjective sampling and complete enumeration are discussed. For forests inventory, the main categories are subjective sampling, inventories without prior stand mapping, inventories with prior stand mapping, inventories using existing stand information, and complete enumeration. Systematic sampling, stratified sampling, equal probability sampling, probability sampling proportional to size, etc. are presented.

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    Lund, H. Gyde.; Thomas, Charles E. 1989. A primer on stand and forest inventory designs. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-54. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 96 p.

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