1. According to the article by Li et al., which of the following is NOT a reason why taper equations can be more useful than standard volume equations?
2. The Kozak (2004) taper equation is an example of what type of taper equation?
3. VanderSchaaf suggests that in general the greatest advantage of a mixed-effects height-diameter model relative to a fixed-effects height-diameter model is:
4. In practice, the random effects of a particular plot/stand have sampling distributions and therefore the predicted values will depend on the particular trees used to calibrate the equation. According to VanderSchaaf, it will likely be best to select:
5. In the study by Kolka et al., only summer-harvested sites had greater bulk densities than unharvested sites for the 0-10 cm soil profile when:
6. The USDA Forest Service has a compaction guideline that indicates that greater than 15% compaction is detrimental to forest sustainability. In the Kolka et al. study, which combination of soil and harvest season scenarios led to greater than 15% increases in bulk density?
7. From the comparison of aboveground dry-biomass estimators, Westfall found which method provided the largest aboveground biomass (AGB) estimates when applied to forest inventory data from New York?
8. The CR method of estimating AGB uses which biomass component as the basis for prediction of the other components?
9. In the Leefers and Subedi study FIA was viewed as the reference dataset given its:
10. It is important for users of forest information to be familiar with the inherent accuracies associated with it. When the IFMAP, OI and FSVeg databases were triangulated Leefers and Subedi found that overall forest type classification accuracy was: