Merchantability of loblolly pine - an application of nonlinear regression with a discrete dependent variable.

M. R. Strub, E. J. Green, H. E. Burkhart, W. R. Pirie

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A model to predict the probability of merchantability for an individual loblolly pine tree is developed. The model would be a useful addition to diameter distribution-based yield models. As the dependent variable is discrete and bounded by 0,1, the model is constrained to yield predictions in this interval. Graphical techniques were used to screen potential independent variables, and maximum likelihood was used to estimate the model parameters.- Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-261
Number of pages8
JournalForest Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Ecology
  • Ecological Modeling

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