Evaluation of a technique for measuring canopy volume of shrubs.

  title={Evaluation of a technique for measuring canopy volume of shrubs.},
  author={Mark S. Thorne and Quentin D. Skinner and Michael A. Smith and J. D. Rodgers and William A. Laycock and S. A. Cerekci},
  journal={Journal of Range Management},
Cover methods quantify vegetative communities in only 2 dimensions. The addition of height measurements to cover data, resulting in canopy volume estimates, provide a more practical level of description for shrub communities. We evaluated a technique to estimate canopy volume of shrubs that used a formula [2/3piH (A/2 x B/2)] derived from the basic ellipsoid volume formula. Objectives of this study were to determine if there were significant differences among means of repeated observations on… Expand

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