The Estimation of Ground Cover by the Point Quadrat Method

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1955
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Robinson , P.
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In studying pasture composition it has been found that with certain species the numbers of individual plants per sample quadrat followed the negative binomial distribution. Others, however, where the isolation of individuals is difficult, such as grasses showing a creeping type of growth, did not appear to follow this distribution. Another method of pasture analysis is therefore required, and the paper describes an examination of a pasture in Kenya by the Point Method described by Levy and Madden. It is suggested that for pastures less uniform than those normally found in Great Britain there should be a greater distance between the points of the apparatus for it to be efficient.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 19 (73), p. 59-66
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