General constraints on sampling wildlife on FIA plots

OCLC: 60329802 Document contributions to forest inventory in the areas of sampling, remote sensing, modeling, information management and analysis for the Forest Inventory and Analysis program of the USDA Forest Service. PDF on file: 6331_Bailey.pdf
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Edited by: Ronald E. McRobertsGregory A. ReamsPaul C. Van DeusenWilliam H. McWilliams, and Chris J. Cieszewski



This paper reviews the constraints to sampling wildlife populations at FIA points. Wildlife sampling programs must have well-defined goals and provide information adequate to meet those goals. Investigators should choose a State variable based on information needs and the spatial sampling scale. We discuss estimation-based methods for three State variables: species richness, abundance, and patch occupancy. All methods incorporate two essential sources of variation: detectability estimation and spatial variation. FIA sampling imposes specific space and time criteria that may need to be adjusted to meet local wildlife objectives.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title General constraints on sampling wildlife on FIA plots
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station
Publisher location St. Paul, MN
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description viii, 258
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the fourth annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium: meeting jointly with the Southern Forest Mensurationists: New Orleans, Louisiana, November 19-21, 2002
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