Properties of design-based estimation under stratified spatial sampling with application to canopy coverage estimation

@article{Barabesi2012PropertiesOD,
  title={Properties of design-based estimation under stratified spatial sampling with application to canopy coverage estimation},
  author={Lucio Barabesi and Sara Franceschi and Marzia Marcheselli},
  journal={The Annals of Applied Statistics},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={210-228}
}
The estimation of the total of an attribute defined over a continuous planar domain is required in many applied settings, such as the estimation of canopy coverage in the Monterano Nature Reserve in Italy. If the design-based approach is considered, the scheme for the placement of the sample sites over the domain is fundamental in order to implement the survey. In real situations, a commonly adopted scheme is based on partitioning the domain into suitable strata, in such a way that a single… 

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