plotless sampling

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Sampling without the use of quadrats or transects. Individual pin-frame records may be regarded as plotless samples. Plotless sampling is most often used for surveys of forest vegetation, especially where a rapid inventory is required. Various approaches have been developed (e.g. the nearest-neighbour sampling method).

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