Statistics applied to forestry

This formation introduces the concepts required for the evaluation and quality control of forest management activities. It focuses on basic elements of sampling theory and implementation of statistical compilations necessary for silvicultural prescriptions, monitoring interventions and follow-up after intervention. The references used in this training are inspired by the information needs related to activities in public forests. However, it is important to note that the principles presented are universal and that they can be implemented in different contexts and fields of expertise.



Understand the basic principles of sampling and estimation to apply them judiciously when situation demands.

More specifically, this training has the following objectives:

     o implement the sampling concepts for the realization of a sampling plan;

     o justify the choice of the type of observation point (plot size);

     o justify the number of plots to carry out (to calculate the sample size);

     o use statistics to evaluate the reliability of results;

     o know the limits of estimating rare events;

     o compare 2 samples.


Target audience

  • Foresters and professional engineers responsible for sampling for inventory of interventions and for monitoring of forest interventions.
  • Managers and plant managers, sales managers, responsible for production planning at the tactical and operational level.



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