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An assessment of the point-centred quarter method of plotless sampling in some New Zealand forests

Mark, A.F.; Esler, A.E.

Proceedings, New Zealand Ecological Society 17: 106-110

1970


Accession: 000018319

The point-centred quarter method of plotless sampling produces exaggerated values for mean basal area when used in most New Zealand forest types The error appears to be related to the rather wide range of size classes present in most forest stands, and probably arises from the tendency for large trees to be over-represented in samples.

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