Comparison of decay classification , knife test , and two penetrometers for estimating wood density of coarse woody debris

@inproceedings{Larjavaara2010ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of decay classification , knife test , and two penetrometers for estimating wood density of coarse woody debris},
  author={Markku Larjavaara and Helene C. Muller-Landau},
  year={2010}
}
Inventories of the necromass of coarse woody debris typically involve measurements of density (e.g., kilograms per cubic metre) on a sample of logs, with densities of other logs estimated based on assignment to decay classes. Here, we compare two new devices for assessing density of woody debris, a spring penetrometer and a dynamic penetrometer, with the traditional decay classification and knife test in terms of the strength of the relationship with measured density and the consistency in… CONTINUE READING