Course Topics

Key:
Unstudied, Topics yet to be studied.
~ Current, Topics currently being studied in the class.
✔ Completed, Topics that have been completed and tested.
☆ Reference, Reference material for the class.

Canvas Class Page (Resource)
University of Missouri Blackboard site.
Assignments (Resource)
A list of assignments and the due dates.
Introduction (Overview) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Outline of the class structure and resources.
References (Reference) (pdf)
List of the class resources that cover this material in greater depth.
Spreadsheets (Spreadsheet)
The use of spreadsheets in this class.
Video (Video)
Class videos
Homework (Homework) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
Class Homework

Section 1 (General Topics)

Samples and Populations (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Defining what a sample and a population
Randomness (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
What is Random?
Questions (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Defining what we are going to study.
Data Types (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Why not all numbers are equal?
How to make a table (Presentation) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to properly format for a table?
How to make a figure (Presentation) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to properly format for a figure?
How to make a memo (Presentation) (pdf)
How to properly format for a memo?
How to make a report (Presentation) (pdf)
How to properly format for a report?
Citing Information Resources (Presentation) (pdf)
How do you reference others work.

Section 2 (Statistical Review)

Distributions (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Data distributions.
Measures of Central Tendency (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
What is the center of your distribution.
Weighted means (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to calculate a weighted mean.
Measures of Dispersion (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
What is the spread of your distribution.
Histograms (Presentation) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to create a histogram.
Accuracy and Precision (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Defining Accuracy and Precision in distributions.
Types of Error (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Defining of errors in testing.
Confidence interval for single sample mean (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
A single sample confidence interval.
Confidence interval for 2 sample means (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
A two sample confidence interval.
Scatter Graph (Presentation) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to create a scatter graph.

Section 3 (Sampling General)

Sampling Probability (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
When sampling the probability of selecting an individual is different by the sampling method.
Random Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to take random samples.
Systematic Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to take systematic samples.
Stratified Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to take stratified samples.
Expansion Factors (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to report your plot densities in standard units.
Sample Size Determination (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How many samples should you take.
Sequential Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to determine the sample size as you are sampling.

Section 4 (Statistical Testing)

Standard Distributions - F distribution (Analysis) (pdf) (table)
F Distributions.
Standard Distributions - t distribution (Analysis) (pdf) (table)
t Distributions.
Data Analysis Tookpak (Excel) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
Statistical tools
Differences between two samples variances (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Do two distributions have the same variance?
Differences between two samples with similar variance (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Do two distributions having the same variance differ in means?
Differences between two samples with different variance (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Do two distributions having the different variance differ in means?
Determining the results of a statistical test (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Do to we interpert a statistical test result?
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
When should we use ANOVA and why?
Simple Linear Regression (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How do we define a trend between two variables?

Section 5 (Diversity Measures and Spatial Statistics)

~ Richness and Evenness (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
What are the components of statistical diversity?
~ Simpson's index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How do you calulate and interpert Simpson's index?
~ Shannon Diversity Index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How do you calulate and interpert Shannon Diversity Index?
Diversity Background (Analysis)
Information of the people behind these equations
~ Hopkin's index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How do you calulate and interpert a simple nearest neighbor spatial index?
~ Holgate's Index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do you calulate and interpert a simple nearest neighbor spatial index?

Section 6 (Animal Sampling)

~ Peterson's Mark and Recapture (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How do you calulate and interpert a simple mark and recapture?
~ Schnabel's Mark and Recapture (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to implement mark and recapture with 3 or more samples?
~ Jolly-Seber Mark and Recapture (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do implement mark and recapture with open populations?
~ Hayne Line Transect Estimator (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do estimate density of flushing amimals along a line transect.

Section 7 (Plant Sampling)

Herbaceous Samples (Sampling) (pdf)
How do estimate density of herbaceous plants?
Tree Diameter Measurement (Measurements) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do measure a tree diameter with a caliper?
Tree Diameter Measurement (Measurements) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do measure a tree diameter diameter-tape?
Tree height measurement (Measurements) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do measure tree heights?
Basal Area (Measurement) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do estimate basal area?
Site Index estimation (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do estimate site index?
Fixed unit sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to conduct a Probability Proportional to Frequency (PPF) sample.
Variable Point Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to conduct a Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) sample.
BAF conversion values (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to convert from imperial BAF factors to metic BAF factors.
Comparing a fixed unit sample to a variable point sample (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How do these to major sampling methods compare.

Section 8 (Stand Stocking)

Gingrich Diagram (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Diagram to aid forest management.
Reineke Diagram (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
Diagram to aid forest management.
Maximum Stand Density Index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to calculate stand density index and a list of maximums by species.

Section 9 (Volume and Biomass)

Log Volume estimation (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to calculate log volume.
Tree Volume estimation (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to calculate tree volume.
Tree Biomass and Carbon estimation (Analysis) (pdf)
How to calculate biomass and carbon content.
Course Woody Debris estimation (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
How to estimate the amount of course woody debris.

Section 10 (Introduction to VBS Programming)

Introduction to Programming VBS (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to write your first function in Excel VBS.
Mean Function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to write a mean function.
Quadratic Mean Function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to write a quadratic mean function
Changes between Excel VB 2010 and Excel VB 2013 (Data Processing) (pdf)
How to write a quadratic mean functioni in two excel versions
Simpson's Index of Diversity function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to write a Simpson's index of diversity function
Shannon's Index of Diversity function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to write a Shannon's Index of Diversity function
Tree Volume function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
How to wrtie a function to calculate tree volume.

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Author: Dr. David R. Larsen
Created: August 11, 2014
Last Updated: August 22, 2017