Hello, I am planning out a sampling design for a study in which I am charged with assessing spatial heterogeneity (of understory vegetation) in anMessage 1 of 1 , Apr 17, 2002View SourceHello,
I am planning out a sampling design for a study in
which I am charged with assessing spatial
heterogeneity (of understory vegetation) in an
experimentally manipulated forest. The original
manipulation was a complete randomized block design of
16 stands, in two forests, half of which were thinned
(with the goal of inducing heterogeneity)and half of
which were unthinned. My first thought is to sample
throughout the stands and use semivariograms to
describe patterns and scales of patterns (do
vegetation patterns match the scale of disturbance?
etc.)and compare these among stands (particularly
thinned/unthinned and forest). However, I am wondering
if there are statistical tests to compare variogram
models from different locations or if there are other,
less descriptive techniques that would be better,
given the experimental design. I want to think about
this before I sample the plots!
Thank you for any suggestions
Pacific Northwest Research Station
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