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1 February 2000 Recent applications of point process methods in forestry statistics
Antti Penttinen, Dietrich Stoyan
Statist. Sci. 15(1): 61-78 (1 February 2000). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1009212674


Forestry statistics is an important field of applied statistics with a long tradition. Many forestry problems can be solved by means of point processes or marked point processes. There, the “points ”are tree locations and the “marks ” are tree characteristics such as diameter at breast height or degree of damage by environmental factors. Point process characteristics are valuable tools for exploratory data analysis in forestry, for describing the variability of forest stands and for understanding and quantifying ecological relationships. Models of point processes are also an important basis of modern single-tree modeling, that gives simulation tools for the investigation of forest structures and for the prediction of results of forestry operations such as plantation and thinning.


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Antti Penttinen. Dietrich Stoyan. "Recent applications of point process methods in forestry statistics." Statist. Sci. 15 (1) 61 - 78, 1 February 2000.


Published: 1 February 2000
First available in Project Euclid: 24 December 2001

zbMATH: 1195.94036
MathSciNet: MR1842237
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1009212674

Keywords: Correlation , Cox process , ecology , Gibbs process , intensity , mark , modeling , point process , second order characteristic , single-tree model , variability indices

Rights: Copyright © 2000 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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