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A new composite k-tree estimator of stem density

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Autor(es):
Magnussen, Steen [1]
Número total de Autores: 1
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Forestry Canada, Pacific Forestry Ctr, Nat Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Serv, Victoria, BC V8Z 1M5 - Canada
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH; v. 131, n. 5, p. 1513-1527, SEP 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 9
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This study presents a generally applicable and robust k-tree composite estimator of density. We propose to estimate stem density by a weighted average of 16 individual density estimators. The weights given to individual estimators are inversely proportional to the relative fit (Akaike's corrected information criterion) of each estimator to the assumed distribution of observed k-tree distances. The performance of the proposed estimator is evaluated in simulated simple random sampling with k = 3 and 6 in 58 forest stands (54 actual and 4 simulated) and 600 replications. Sample sizes were 15 and 30 locations per stand. Eleven estimators were novel, including three designed for regular spatial patterns. Absolute stand-level bias with k = 6 varied from 0.1 to 8.1% (mean 1.8%), and a bias larger than 6% was limited to 3 stands with either pronounced density gradients or a strong clustering of stem locations. Root mean squared errors were approximately 16% (k = 6 and n = 15) versus 12% for sampling with comparable fixed-area plots. Coverage of computed 95% confidence intervals ranged from 0.72 to 0.99 (median = 0.98 with n = 15 and 0.95 with n = 30), with 98% of all intervals achieving a coverage of 0.85 or better. In seven stands used in an assessment of a novel spatial point pattern reconstruction k-tree density estimator (RDE) by Nothdurft et al. (Can J For Res 40:953-967, 2010), the average absolute bias of with k = 6 was 1.5 versus 0.7% for . (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 03/12595-7 - Composição florística, estrutura e funcionamento da Floresta Ombrófila Densa dos Núcleos Picinguaba e Santa Virgínia do Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, estado de São Paulo, Brasil
Beneficiário:Carlos Alfredo Joly
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Temático