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Comparison of overstory canopy cover estimates on forest survey plots

Renee O"Brien

Comparison of overstory canopy cover estimates on forest survey plots

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station in [Ogden, Utah] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plant canopies,
  • Forest surveys

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRenee A. O"Brien.
    SeriesResearch paper INT -- 417.
    ContributionsIntermountain Research Station (Ogden, Utah)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17748246M
    OCLC/WorldCa21887039

    Students. Our students come to us from across the state, country and world, bringing along an enormous range of interests, backgrounds and aspirations. Understory Vegetation Inventory: An Efficient Procedure United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service on Forest Survey plots provides some basIc Informa tlon about the plant communIty that. when combrned the overstory canopy CO\'cr does not excet'd 70 percent IUSDA Fo rest .


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Comparison of overstory canopy cover estimates on forest survey plots. [Ogden, Utah]: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource.

The proportion of 36 points intersected by cover provided an estimate of canopy cover. Hemispherical photography provides a wide-angle view of the forest canopy from a given site, using a " lens.

We used an AE-1 Canon camera with a Canon hemispheric lens ( mm focal length) to estimate canopy by: Intermountain Research Station 25th Street Ogden, UT Comparison of Overstory Canopy Cover Estimates on Forest Survey Plots Renee A. O'Brien INTRODUCTION Crown canopy cover is among the most widely used measures of abundance of plant species because it is not biased by the size or distribution of individuals (Daubenmire ).

The proportion of 36 points intersected by cover provided an estimate of canopy cover. Hemispherical photography provides a wide-angle view of the forest canopy from a given site, using a ° lens. We used an AE-1 Canon camera with a Canon hemispheric lens ( mm focal length) to estimate canopy by: Korhonen, Korhonen, Rautiainen and Stenberg Estimation of Forest Canopy Cover: a Comparison of Field Measurement Techniques and Saarinen site (62˚40´N, 27˚29´E).

The plots. Four measures were taken with the densiometer held at above the ground and oriented in the direction of a different cardinal point, in a total of 45 canopy cover estimates (3 points × 3. Comarpsion of Understory and Overstory 1. Stephan DiTullio 11/21/16 Forest ecology/ Prof.

Singleton Comparison of Canopy and Understory trees in the Forest Ecology Permanent Research Plot Introduction: This study compared the forest canopy and understory trees in a permanent research plot located near the Franklin Pierce University Red Trail in Rindge, NH.

Comparison of LiDAR- and photointerpretation-based estimates of canopy cover. In: McWilliams, Will; Roesch, Francis A. eds. Monitoring Across Borders: Joint Meeting of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium and the Southern Mensurationists.

e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRSCited by: 5. The final picture demonstrated the ability to "cut trees" from the image to estimate the canopy cover after the proposed stand treatment. After the estimated treatment the canopy cover is 63%. In addition, the zenith angle can also be adjusted, where 0 degrees is the center of the image, directly overhead, and 90 degrees is the edge of the image.

In particular the authors emphasize the distinction between canopy cover and canopy closure when forest cover is usually measured through the current techniques.

After a conceptual clarification the study focuses on the comparison of three ground-based canopy cover estimation techniques and two ground-based canopy closure estimation techniques, analyzing the data Cited by: Estimating Canopy Cover from Standard Forest Inventory Measurements in Western Oregon Anne C.S.

McIntosh, Andrew N. Gray, and Steven L. Garman Abstract: Reliable measures of canopy cover are important in the management of public and private forests. However, direct sampling of canopy cover is both labor- and time-intensive. These estimates of crown area were then summed and divided by plot area to calculate predicted canopy cover.

For the ( ha) plots for which crown mapping was completed, non-overlapping canopy cover was calculated. X–Y coordinates of each tree were computed from the distance and azimuth from the plot center to the tree.

The crown of Cited by: For Tallahassee, Florida, the estimate of tree canopy cover was –% using Google Earth imagery and –% using NAIP imagery within ArcGIS. Statistical tests suggested that the two sampling approaches produced significantly different estimates using the two different imagery by: 7.

Estimating Tree Canopy Cover SMA Conference Tuesday, October 5, Connie Head •Have a community forest master plan. Aerial Photographs •Photography from February ground truth any dots (plots), but this is an option if the resources are available.

Comparison of overstory canopy cover estimates on forest survey plots. Confronting unfamiliarity with ecosystem functions: The case for an ecosystem service approach to environmental valuation with stated preference : Sandra Notaro and Alessandro Paletto. Comparison of five canopy cover estimation techniques in the western Oregon Cascades Anne C.S.

Fialaa,*, Steven L. Garmana,1, Andrew N. Grayb,2 a Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, ORUSA bUSDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, ORUSA Received 27 April ; received in revised form 23 May.

A LIDAR-based cover estimate, based on first return data, was generated for overstory, under-story, and shrub layers for each of plots Although field cover estimates for the shrub layer were based upon an 81 m2 plot, all LIDAR estimates were based upon n m2 aplot to maintain an adequate sample area.

Estimates. A case study is presented through the analysis of data collected from a 30 × 50 m plot in a dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest with a spatially varying canopy cover.

The study provides an insight into the capabilities of both technologies for assessing absolute terrain height, the horizontal and vertical distribution of forest canopy elements Cited by: The New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) is a high conservation priority in the Northeastern United States and has been listed as a candidate species under the Endangered Species of early successional habitat is the most common explanation for the decline of the species, which is considered to require habitat with dense low vegetation and limited overstory tree by: 3.

plots from the Current Vegetation Survey (Max et al. The ecological inventory plots consist of a 1/10th acre circular plot with canopy cover estimates for all plant species co-located with a complete soil pedon description. The Current Vegetation Survey (CVS) plots consist of 1 hectare circular plots with 5 nested ½ acre subplots (stake.

In this protocol, we have included instructions for measuring density and percent cover in 1 m2 plots. If plants are extremely dense so that it is difficult to count stems or estimate percent cover, you can decrease the size of the plots. For example, you may want to use m 2 ( m x m) or m2 ( m x m) plots.

If the plants File Size: 74KB. A LIDAR-based estimate of canopy cover for overstory and understory layers was be generated using the methodology described in Andersen et al. (b). To investigate horizontal spatial patterns, a novel approach to the automated measurement of forest canopy gaps through the analysis of a LIDAR-based canopy height model was developed (Andersen.

Four ground-based techniques for estimating forest overstory cover Š line-intercept, spherical densiometer, moosehorn, and hemispherical photography Š and estimates generated using FVS were compared across a range of stand structure types. Canopy cover estimates for the four ground-based methods were not correlated with structure type.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued) Introduction 78 Methods 81 Study Area and Population of Interest 81 Sample Design 81 Data Collection 83 Calculated FIA Variables 85 Aerial vs.

Line-Intercept Canopy Cover 89 Comparison of FVS and Line-Intercept Cover 89 Prediction of Cover 90 Results 98 Remote vs. Ground Estimated Canopy Cover 98 Comparison of FVS and Line-Intercept Cover “Tree canopy cover targets are difficult to specify broadly because the opportunities to create canopy are highly variable among cities, even within a climatic region or land use class,” says U.S.

Forest Service Research Forester Greg McPherson, with the Pacific Southwest Research Station. Tree Survey: Point-Centered Quarter Sampling Method. JoVE, Cambridge, MA, (). Principles.

In the point-centered quarter method, a point in the forest is identified and the area around it is separated into four quarters.

In each quarter, the nearest tree with a diameter-at-breast-height (dbh) of ≥. Forest canopy density and height are used as variables in a number of environmental applications, such as biomass estimation, vegetation coverage, and biodiversity determination.

Canopy density, or canopy cover, is the ratio of vegetation to ground as seen from the air. Canopy height measures how far above the ground the top of the canopy is. Forest Zones 11 SURVEY METHODS 16 Sample Selection 16 Plots and Subplots 1 8 Collection of Data 22 RESULTS 27 Average Stocking 27 Species Composition 29 Comparison of the Overstory Stocking Point and Spherical Densiometer Methods of Estimating Canopy Density 33 Relation of Total Stocking to Average Canopy Density 34 ChiSquare Comparisons of.

Managing Your School Forest Target Grade: 11 overstory dbh % canopy cover N S E W C Pine warbler habitat variables Mean Your overstory and sapling plot was acre, so you will have to multiply your plot totals by 10 to convert your data to a per acre basis.

floor covered by the vertical projection of the tree crowns (Jennings, ). Estimation of forest canopy cover has become an important part of forest inventories, and remote sensing data have provided a useful and highly efficient way to estimate canopy cover. A plethora of different techniques have been devised to map forest canopy cover.

Methods. The comparison between NLCD-derived and photo-interpreted tree canopy and impervious cover percentages was conducted within the boundaries of the 65 NLCD mapping zones (MRLC ).The NLCD percentages for tree canopy and impervious cover for each zone were derived from zone boundary maps registered with the NLCD layers in a U.S.

Geologic Survey Cited by: condition of the forest ecosystem is crown closure or vegetation canopy cover. Vegetation cover or canopy closure estimates are developed and used to characterize forest vegetation and enable the assignment of attributes or descriptive information regarding species type, composition, and even stand structure (Brown and Fox, ).File Size: KB.

This paper addresses the differences between canopy cover and canopy closure, as well as different estimation techniques that are suitable for making accurate estimates of the two different canopy measurements. Date File size Hits: KB Using a land cover classification based on satellite imagery to improve the precision of forest inventory area estimates Ronald E.

McRoberts*, Daniel G. Wendt, Mark D. Nelson, Mark H. Hansen Forest Inventory and Analysis, North Central Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MNUSACited by: Park Forest Management Plan (PPFMP) within reasonable funding and time constraints. Specifically, the study was designed to: 1) establish a baseline assessment of native and invasive species cover in the park 2) compare the success of various management efforts 3) estimate the time and cost necessary to meet the set goals.

Forest Survey of India 41 Tree Cover blocks are computed with the help of GPS. physiographic zone level estimate of tree For estimating tree cover, the crown diameter cover.

of each tree falling in the selected UFS block is recorded. With the help of crown diameter, the Precision of Tree Cover Estimates tree cover of each UFS block is computedFile Size: KB.

Glossary Absolute cover The area of ground covered by the crown of an individual plant See Canopy cover. Plot In the context of vegetation classification, an area of defined size and shape that is intended for characterizing a homogenous occurrence of vegetation.

(usually with 10% to 60% canopy cover). Compare Forest. As such, plots at 45 m served as regenerating forest reference conditions, where shrubs and trees grew in open conditions, free from mature overstory canopy and forest influence. To accommodate increased stem density in smaller size classes, decreasing plot sizes were nested and centered at regular, 10 m intervals along each transect (Figure 1 Cited by: 4.

The canopy layer contains the majority of the largest trees, typically 30 metres (98 ft) to 45 metres ( ft) tall. The densest areas of biodiversity are found in the forest canopy, a more or less continuous cover of foliage formed by adjacent treetops. The canopy, by some estimates, is home to 50 percent of all plant species.

Epiphytic plants attach to trunks and branches, and obtain water. Indian Forest Survey Free PDF Download in Hindi & English India is ranked 10th in the world, with % of land area under forest and tree cover, even though it accounts for % of the world surface area and sustains the needs of 17% of human and 18% livestock population India 10th in the world on the extent of forest cover, behind.Forest Survey of India (FSI), founded in June and headquartered at Dehradun in Uttarakhand, is a Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change organisation for conducting forest surveys, studies and research to periodically monitor the changing situation of land and forest resources and present the data for national planning, conservation and sustainable Headquarters: Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.be covered by foliage.

We calculated average percent overstory cover for each of the two-hundred ha plots ([( × 25 m2)] × ). We recorded fruit and flower abundance of overstory trees on a scale from 0 to 4, representing percen-Author: Wayne J.

Arendt, R. Cary Tuckfield, Juan Carlos Martínez-Sánchez, Jennifer L. Reidy, Frank R. Thomps.