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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 103-107
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.103.107
 
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An Appropriate Plot Area for Analyzing Canopy Cover and Tree Species Richness in Zagros Forests

Kamran Adeli, Asghar Fallah and Yahya Kooch

Abstract:

In order to make the sampling procedure more efficient and more accurate to study the tree species richness and canopy cover, the appropriate plot size was calculated in the this study. The sampling was carried out using 48 four-hectare plots, each with 13 sub-plots of different plot sizes and 7 one-hectare plots, each with 7 sub-plots. The result of this study showed that 300 ARE plot size was determined as the best area for 1-5% density class, 125 ARE plots for 5-10% class, 150 ARE for 10-25% class, 100 ARE for 25-50% class and 75 ARE plot size to sample >50% density class, in 95% confidence level. Consequently, using 100 ARE sampling plots is suggested for all density classes in central Zagros forests.

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Kamran Adeli, Asghar Fallah and Yahya Kooch, 2008. An Appropriate Plot Area for Analyzing Canopy Cover and Tree Species Richness in Zagros Forests. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 103-107.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.103.107

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2008.103.107

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