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Constructing forest biomass populations for simulated sampling

Tiberius Cunia

Constructing forest biomass populations for simulated sampling

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Published by State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forests and forestry -- Mathematical models.,
  • Forest biomass -- Mathematical models.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 33.

    Statementby T. Cunia, J. Michelakackis.
    SeriesESF -- 84-019., School of forestry miscellaneous publication -- no. 5.
    ContributionsMichelakackis, J.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination49 p. :
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17726606M

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Constructing forest biomass populations for simulated sampling by Tiberius Cunia Download PDF EPUB FB2

Examples of different simulated sampling strategies. Aboveground biomass samples based on the map of South America (AGB values are indicated by different colors; for the legend, please see Fig.

First, a number of plots are set, where field survey is performed (step 1); then several sample trees are cut to fit individual-level allometric equation (step 2); the use of developed allometric equation, together with filed survey data (mainly D), estimates biomass for each tree in plot and sums as stand-level biomass (step 3); finally, such upscaling methods as the mean biomass density, Cited by: 4.

global forest biomass (including above‐ and belowground) is Pg, with a mean biomass density of t/ha (T able 1). It is estimated that carbon sequestered in forest.

total carbon stock. It should thus be clear that the biomass sampling program must be combined with good estimates of land cover, based on satellite or aerial sensing, but I will not cover those topics here. Literature Following is a short list of important papers covering methods for estimating forest biomass File Size: 2MB.

The lack of standardized root sampling methods and inadequate replication is a familiar theme in relation to tree root biomass data and the contribution of this to the uncertainty of forest carbon accounts. Simulated sampling scenarios can be used as a guide for sampling design and as an indication of the number of root systems required to Cited by: 9.

For the Urban Forest model, growth factors and biomass gain were estimated for the canopy edge (biomass component of each pixel separately, using only the per-ha-canopy areal basis for biomass density.

Because of the sampling design of the Street Tree observations it was not possible to directly estimate an areal. Biomass Volume Estimation. The National Biomass Estimator Library (NBEL) was developed by the Forest Management Service Center (FMSC) as a sister library to the National Volume Estimator Library (NVEL).

Both open-source libraries provided a standard interface for the inclusion of volume and biomass models into cruising, planning, and stand exam software and are available as Excel functions. aspect of aboveground biomass estimation.

Common sampling strategies used in aboveground biomass estimation include simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratified random sampling, and randomized branch sampling. The suitability of a technique Poudel et al. Forest. The direct method is the most accurate approach of assessing dry mass of plants (Brown, ;Gibbs et al., ).

It also allows development of biomass estimation equations, which can be used. Sampling and Estimation Procedures for the Vegetation Diversity and Structure Indicator Bethany K.

Schulz, William A. Bechtold, and Stanley J. Zarnoch United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station General Technical Report PNW-GTR January D E P A R TMENT OF AG I C U L T U R E.

This primer discusses two approaches for estimating the biomass density of woody formations based on existing forest inventory data. The first approach is based on the use of existing measured volume estimates (VOB per ha) converted to biomass density (t/ha) using a variety of "tools" (Brown et al.Brown and IversonBrown and LugoGillespie et al.

Temesgen et al. () also found that stratified sampling is a more accurate sampling method compared to random sampling for biomass estimation.

In their sampling, they divided the crown into. Sampling Design for Forest Biomass Surveys – Chapter 7 Training Module INTRODUCTION Please refer to Chapter 7 of the SAR Handbook for further background for the following exercises and re-lated scripts.

Scripts and data used for this tutorial can be found here: as well as on the SERVIR global website training page. At HBEF, forest height primarily ranges from 5 to 48 m and has a mean value of ~24 m. Mean aboveground biomass was estimated to be around Mg/ha in (Siccama et al., ).Eighteen field plots were surveyed in New England inincluding nine at HBEF and nine at Bartlett Forest (Anderson et al., ; Anderson et al., ), and all were used in this study to establish the biomass.

The scaling relationship between LDS and population trees further suggested that stemwood biomass growth of the population (G sw75,POP) increased by 47 to 82%. By accounting for both natural dynamics and artefacts of the sampling design in estimation of net intrinsic forcing, we gained confidence that growth rate of black spruce trees across.

The synergistic use of active and passive remote sensing (i.e., data fusion) demonstrates the ability of spaceborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR), synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and multispectral imagery for achieving the accuracy requirements of a global forest biomass mapping mission (± 20 Mg ha − 1 or 20%, the greater of the two, for at least 80% of grid cells).

Full Text; PDF ( K) PDF-Plus ( K) An application niche for finite mixture models in forest resource surveys. Steen Magnussen, a Erik Næsset, b Terje Gobakken b a Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC V8Z 1M5, Canada.

b Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Validation of the long-term biomass predictions of forest landscape models (FLMs) has always been a challenging task.

Using the space-for-time substitution method, forest biomass curves over stand age were generated from a forest survey dataset (FSD) in the Lesser Khingan Mountains area (LKM), Northeastern China and compared with long-term biomass predictions of LANDIS-II model.

A sampling scheme was developed which incorporated both model-based and design-based biomass estimation methods. This scheme clearly illustrated the strong and weak points associated with both approaches for estimating plot biomass. Using ratio sampling was more efficient than using RBS/IS in the field, especially for larger tree components.

Survey sampling with model-assisted estimation has been gaining popularity in forest inventory recently, as the availability of cheap, good-quality remotely sensed data that can be used as auxiliary information has improved.

Most of the studies have been carried out using parametric (linear or nonlinear) models. In vegetation science and forest management, tree density is often used as a variable. To determine the value of this variable, reliable field methods are necessary.

When vegetation is sparse or not easily accessible, the use of sample plots is not feasible in the field. Therefore, plotless methods, like the Point Centred Quarter Method, are often used as an alternative.

Double Weight Sampling. Estimates of biomass can be calibrated by clipping a few plants or plots after estimates are made. This procedure is called 'Double Sampling' and basically requires that the field technician estimate the weight of several plots and then clip a few plots to determine the accuracy of estimates.

Then, estimated weights can. courses in forest sampling, inventory, and modeling as well as consulting for Mexican agencies in forest inventory and monitoring. There are several good introductory books available on sampling.

The book by Johnson () is very basic and gives extensive information. It is dated, however, in that it does not cover more recent advances in the. foliage biomass and leaf area. A variety of sampling schemes have been used to estimate biomass and leaf area at the individual tree and stand scales.

Rarely has the effectiveness of these sampling schemes been compared collected from a specific forest population (e.g., a particular tree species at a specific location) (e.g., Temesgen et al. From data for six 3-year-old stands and an 8-year-old stand of Pinus radiata, the results of several strategies for sampling trees to estimate above-ground and root-stand biomass were simulated.

For each set of samples, several different regression models were used to estimate stand weight from predictors that combined stem diameter and height. representative of the larger population. Currently, this information is being used to address existing biomass sampling gaps in order to develop more robust prediction models.

Tree-level biomass models are generally derived by destructively sampling a subset of trees, drying and. weighing their components, and using allometry to. Temporal correlations of, and 1 were simulated. Sampling-Related Variability of Biomass Stock and Change Estimates.

For comparison to the model-related variability, the sampling-related variabilities of the biomass stock and change estimates were also calculated.

Background. The importance of forest biomass for the global carbon cycle is widely recognized [1–4].The imperative of maintaining global levels of forest biomass and slowing regional rates of decline [] has fostered international cooperation, initiatives, and projects to this end [6–8].A large number of countries have agreed to implement an accounting system for forest carbon and to report.

Wenlu Qi, Svetlana Saarela, John Armston, Göran Ståhl, Ralph Dubayah, Forest biomass estimation over three distinct forest types using TanDEM-X InSAR data and simulated GEDI lidar data, Remote Sensing of Environment, /,(), (). We present two simulated data examples followed by an analysis of forest biomass data from a USDA Forest Service experimental forest.

Our modified predictive process implementations were written in C++, leveraging threaded and processor optimized BLAS, sparse BLAS, and LAPACK routines for the required matrix computations. Fattorini et al. proposed a three-phase sampling strategy for performing multi-purpose forest inventories on a large scale.

Owing to their multi-purpose nature, the primary aim of these surveys is the estimation of a vector of totals (including extent, abundance and biomass of several forest categories) which, in turn, gives rise to a multivariate formulation of the resulting estimators and of.

forest biomass data are relatively rare, and when available, tend to be representative of small areas and local conditions [Schroeder et al., ]. More commonly, forest biomass is estimated using timber volume information collected through forest inventories.

Such inventories employ statis-tical sampling using field plots, where forest. Forest inventories such as the U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program can be valuable for evaluating LIDAR-based and other remotely sensed biomass maps.

FIA plots are systematically arranged to provide spatially unbiased estimates of forest biomass over an area, follow well-documented measurement protocols, and are. The local pivotal method (LPM) utilizing auxiliary data in sample selection has recently been proposed as a sampling method for national forest inventories (NFIs).

Its performance compared to simple random sampling (SRS) and LPM with geographical coordinates has produced promising results in simulation studies. In this simulation study we compared all these sampling methods to systematic sampling. Forest aboveground biomass mapping and estimation across multiple spatial scales using model-based inference Qi Chena,⁎, Ronald E.

McRobertsb, Changwei Wanga,c, Philip J. Radtked a Department of Geography, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Saunders Hall, Maile Way, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA b Northern Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, Saint Paul, MN, USA. In the study of Fassnacht et al., the data combination based on hyperspectral and airborne LiDAR data was performed to estimate forest biomass with a mean R 2 of and RMSE r of %.

Laurin estimated tropical forest biomass using the integration of airborne LiDAR metrics with hyperspectral bands with R 2 of and RMSE r of %. The absolute value of biomass loss differs by scenario (Figure 2).Degradation and deforestation lead to a decreasing total biomass, but only under heavy degradation activities where on 20% of the forest area all trees with dbh >45 cm were removed the growth of the remaining forest could not compensate for the biomass loss by degradation activities.

forest inventories only characterize the commercially valuable wood rather than all forest biomass and need many years to complete [Brown et al., ]. [3] Remote sensing provides a method to develop spatially-distributed forest biomass from local to regional areas.

Recently, vegetation biomass parameters have been. Introduction. Tropical forests store an estimated – Pg of carbon in above‐ground biomass (Saatchi et al. ; Baccini et al.

), or roughly 20 times the annual emissions from combustion and land‐use change (Friedlingstein et al. ).The quantity of biomass, usually measured in units of massha −1 (such as Pg or Mgha −1) varies among continents, regions and landscapes.

To incorporate down-sampling, random forest can take a random sample of size c*nmin, where c is the number of classes and nmin is the number of samples in the minority class.

Since we usually take a large number of samples (at least ) to create the random forest model, we get many looks at the data in the majority class.

abundance and diversity as well as associated soil properties. Earthworm abundance and biomass in were affected by land use type, disturbance time frame, and seasonality.

Earthworm abundance and biomass were affected by a suite of complex soil and temporal variables, and soil temperature and moisture seemed to be the most influential properties.

2. When areas of interest experience little change, remote sensing-based maps whose dates deviate from ground data can still substantially enhance precision. However, when change is substantial, deviations in dates reduce the utility of such maps for this purpose.

Remote sensing-based maps are well-established as means of increasing the precision of estimates of forest inventory .Miloš GEJDOŠ, Professor (Associate) of Technical University in Zvolen, Zvolen | Read 41 publications | Contact Miloš GEJDOŠ.