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Treatment of boundary line overlap in a forest-sampling simulator


Lee C. Wensel

Author Affiliations

Lee C. Wensel was Associate Professor of Forestry, Department of Forestry and Conservation, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 43(5):143-159. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v43n05p143. June 1975.

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A procedure is given for treating boundary line overlap in computer simulated sampling. This procedure, referred to as algorithm EDGE, insures that each point in the rectangular population has the same probability of being included in the sample, thereby eliminating possible edge-effect bias. The effectiveness of EDGE in producing a more realistic variance/plot size relationship is demonstrated by comparing the variance functions with uncorrected samples and samples corrected using a previously reported weighting scheme.

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Wensel L. 1975. Treatment of boundary line overlap in a forest-sampling simulator. Hilgardia 43(5):143-159. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v43n05p143
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