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    Author(s): Charles T. Scott
    Date: 1993
    Source: In: Rennolls, Keith; Gertner, George,eds. The optimal design of forest experiments and forest surveys: Proceedings, IUFRO S.4.11 conference. Rennolls, Keith; Gertner, George, eds. London, UK: University of Greenwich, London: 233-242.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Traveling costs incurred during extensive forest surveys make cluster sampling cost-effective. Clusters are specified by the type of plots, plot size, number of plots, and the distance between plots within the cluster. A method to determine the optimal cluster design when different plot types are used for different forest resource attributes is described. The method requires cost and variance relationships in order to develop an optimal design. The cluster design developed for the Forest Health Monitoring Program of the United States is presented.

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    Scott, Charles T. 1993. Optimal design of a plot cluster for monitoring. In: Rennolls, Keith; Gertner, George,eds. The optimal design of forest experiments and forest surveys: Proceedings, IUFRO S.4.11 conference. Rennolls, Keith; Gertner, George, eds. London, UK: University of Greenwich, London: 233-242.

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