Flexible Tree Taper Curves Based on Semiparametric Mixed Models

Implementation of functions for fitting taper curves (a semiparametric linear mixed effects taper model) to diameter measurements along stems. Further functions are provided to estimate the uncertainty around the predicted curves, to calculate timber volume (also by sections) and marginal (e.g., upper) diameters. For cases where tree heights are not measured, methods for estimating additional variance in volume predictions resulting from uncertainties in tree height models (tariffs) are provided. The example data include the taper curve parameters for Norway spruce used in the 3rd German NFI fitted to 380 trees and a subset of section-wise diameter measurements of these trees. The functions implemented here are detailed in Kublin, E., Breidenbach, J., Kaendler, G. (2013) .


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0.5.0 by Christian Vonderach, 11 days ago

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/TapeR

Authors: Edgar Kublin [aut] , Johannes Breidenbach [ctb] , Christian Vonderach [ctb, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Depends on nlme, splines, pracma

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