Precision of total volume estimates resulting from pseudo-bayes estimator for stock tables

Edwin J. Green, Michael Clutter

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

In an earlier article we presented a novel estimator for stand tables. The estimator performed much better than the usual estimator in simulation studies. In this article we extend the method to volume estimation, and demonstrate via simulation studies that total volume estimates from the pseudo-Bayes stand table estimator are superior to estimates derived from the usual stand table estimator. We also derive estimates for the variance and mean squared error of the pseudo-Bayes total volume estimator and approximate confidence intervals. The intervals based on the mean squared error have approximately correct coverage and are narrower than the usual confidence intervals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalForest Science
Volume54
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Ecology
  • Ecological Modeling

Keywords

  • Bayesian inference
  • Loblolly pine
  • Volume estimation

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Precision of total volume estimates resulting from pseudo-bayes estimator for stock tables'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this