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Forest Ecology and ConservationA Handbook of Techniques$
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Adrian Newton

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567448

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.001.0001

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Forest structure and composition

Forest structure and composition

(p.85) 3 Forest structure and composition
Forest Ecology and Conservation

Adrian C. Newton

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes methods that can be used to characterize communities of tree species based on a field survey, focusing on the methods that are most commonly used today. Information is also provided on techniques for estimating the species richness and diversity of forest communities, which has received increasing attention in the wake of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Keywords:   tree species, field survey, species richness, diversity, forest inventory, sampling, forest stand, spatial structure, floristic composition, vegetation

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