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Number of samples required for estimating herbaceous biomass



Number of samples required for estimating herbaceous biomass



Rangeland Ecology and Management 60(4): 447-452



Although the precision of herbaceous biomass estimation depends on the sample number, the spatial heterogeneity of the biomass, and sampling procedures, the magnitudes of the influences on the precision have not been clarified. We simulated virtual plant communities based on the gamma distribution to clarify the relationships between the precision of estimating herbaceous biomass and the number of samples, sampling density, spatial heterogeneity of the biomass, and sampling procedures.

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DOI: 10.2307/4540841


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