Tree and Forest Measurement [electronic resource] / by Phil West
- West, Phil
- Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2004.
- 1st ed. 2004.
- Physical Description:
- XII, 167 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- SpringerLink (Online service)
- 1 Introduction -- 2 Measurements -- 3 Stem Diameter -- 4 Tree Height -- 5 Stem Wood Volume -- 6 Stem Volume and Taper Functions -- 7 Tree Biomass -- 8 Stand Measurement -- 9 Measuring Populations -- 10 Sampling Theory -- 11 Conducting an Inventory -- 12 The Plane Survey -- References -- Appendix 1 Glossary -- Appendix 2 Conversion Factors -- Appendix 3 The Greek Alphabet -- Appendix 4 Basic Trigonometry.
- Forests must be measured, if they are to be managed and conserved properly. This book describes the principles of modern forest measurement, whether using simple, hand-held equipment or sophisticated satellite imagery. Written in a straightforward style, it will be understood by everyone who works with forests, from the professional forester to the layperson. It describes how and why forests are measured and the basis of the science behind the measurements taken.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- Part Of:
- Springer Nature eBook
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