Classifying Eucalyptus forest vegetation data: a comparison of techniques

J. L. Delaney, A. K. Skidmore

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This paper reviews a number of vegetation classification techniques and illustrates their use with Eucalyptus forest data. The techniques include structural classifications (Specht, Johnston and Lacey, and Braun-Blanquet methods), an automated software tool (TWINSPAN), a statistical method (association analysis) and two classifications specifically designed for forests (the FAO/UNEP and Baur’s Forest Type methods). The classification techniques are assessed using a set of criteria for Eucalyptus forestry-based classifications. A matrix method for comparing the classifications is suggested as a useful tool in determining the best method for a particular project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-25
Number of pages12
JournalAustralian Forestry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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