Canadian Forest Service Publications

Estimating change from successive static forest inventories. 1988. Gillis, M.D. The Forestry Chronicle August: 352-354.

Year: 1988

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4449

Language: English

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Abstract

Most Canadian forest inventories are designed to obtain information about forest resources at a specific point in time, i.e., static information. In recent years there has emerged a requirement for information on changes over time of the forest resource. One potential for getting such information is to compare data from successive (static) inventories. However, as shown in this paper, such changes are frequently artifacts of different procedures. Since real changes in forest resources may be masked by artificial differences, such comparison is discouraged and should not be done without detailed background knowledge.