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Document Type Doctoral Thesis
Author Westfall, Robert Howard
Email bobbywestfall@gmail.com
URN etd-09032009-212008
Document Title Objectivity in stratification, sampling and classification of vegetation
Degree PhD
Department Botany
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof G K Theron Committee Chair
Dr N van Rooyen Committee Co-Chair
Keywords
  • sampling mapping remote
  • vegetation classifications
Date 1993-01-21
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The aims of this study are to increase objectivity in stratification, sampling and classification of vegetation, thereby, improving repeatability, predictability and relevancy of vegetation classifications.

The aims are achieved by: relating stratification, sampling and classification to scale; improved small-scale vegetation mapping using, satellite imagery; improved plant cover estimations; and vegetation classification by minimum entropy. A comprehensive computer program package was developed to facilitate the aims of this study and reduce time spent on vegetation analyses. It is recommended that the vegetation resource be given the highest national priority because correct vegetation management can also ensure conservation of soil and soil water.

1992, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Westfall, HR 1992, Objectivity in stratification, sampling and classification of vegetation, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-09032009-212008/ >

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