This book provides thorough coverage of forest inventory topics for the practioner rather than the theoretician. It should be understandable to forest resource undergraduates and indispensable as a reference for the practicing professional. It brings together techniques designed for timber inventory, methods created specifically for sampling mobile wildlife populations, and other methods which can be used to inventory virtually any forest resource (vegetation, soils, water, and so on). Many of the methods discussed have been previously available only as journal articles. Sampling Techniques for Forest Resource Inventory addresses practical questions such as:How to determine needed sample sizeHow to handle edge effect problemsHow to design cruises to reduce sampling errorsHow to inventory to estimate forest growthHow to obtain the full benefits from stratificationHow to use auxiliary variables to inventory more efficiently and more pre cisely simultaneouslyHow and when to use point sampling and how to make the point vs. plot comparisonHow to conduct basic wildlife inventoriesHow and when to use 3P samplingShiver, Barry D. is the author of 'Sampling Techniques for Forest Resource Inventory', published 1995 under ISBN 9780471109402 and ISBN 0471109401.