Course Topics

Key: Topics, ☐ Exercise, ☆ Reference

Schedule (Resource) (pdf)
Class schedule for the week.

Day 1 (Tools and Background)

Overview (Measurements)
Defining scope of the course
Review of Measurements (Measurements)
How do we measure trees?
Compass (Measurements) (pdf) (Reference) (Reference)
How do we find our way in the forest?
Map Reading (Measurements) (Reference)
How do we find our way in the forest?
Landarea Measurements (Measurements) (pdf)
How do we measure land area?
Public Lands Survey System (Measurements) (pdf) (Reference)
How do we measure land area?
Declination (Measurements) (pdf) (Reference)
How do we measure trees?
Geographic Position Systems (Measurements) (pdf) (Demo, mp4) (Reference) (Reference)
How do we measure trees?
Diameter Measurements (Measurements) (pdf)
How do we measure trees?
Height Measurements (Measurements) (pdf)
How do we measure trees?
Height Exercise (Exercise) (Reference)
Let's go use what we have learned
Crown Class (Measurements) (pdf)
How do we measure trees?
Compass and GPS Exercise (Exercise) (Reference)
Let's go use what we have learned
Basal Area (Calculations) (pdf)
How do we Calculate Basal Area?
Increment of Measurements (Measurements) (pdf)
How do we measure trees?
Sampling (Sampling) (pdf)
How do we sample trees?

Day 2 (Tree Sampling)

Point Sampling Exercise (Inventory) (pdf) (Reference) (Reference)
Let's go use what we have learned
Tree volume and weight (calculations) (pdf)
How do we measure tree volume?
Point Sample to a Stocking Table (Analysis)
Let's go use what we have learned
Planning the Fixed area sample (Inventory) (pdf) (Reference) (Reference)
Let's go use what we have learned

Day 3 (Tree Sampling)

Fix area sample of BREA Management Unit 5 (Inventory)
Let's go use what we have learned
Data entry (Inventory)
Let's go use what we have learned

Day 4 (Inventory Processing)

Stand and Stocking table production (Inventory)
Let's go use what we have learned
Report production (Inventory)
Let's go use what we have learned
Stocking (Graphing) (pdf) (Reference) (Reference)
How do we determine tree stocking?
Site Index Measurement (Calculations) (pdf)
How do we measure trees?
Preparation for Final (Exercise)
Let's go use what we have learned

Day 5 (Stem Analysis)

Stem Analysis (Measurements) (pdf)
How do we measure the inside of a tree?
Stem Analysis diagram (Exercise)
Let's go use what we have learned
Final (Test)
Let's Show what we have learned

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Natural Resources Biometrics by David R. Larsen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Author: Dr. David R. Larsen
Created: June 10, 2015
Last Updated: June 12, 2015