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This Technical Reference deals with the statistical aspects of rangeland monitoring and is intended to help the BLM range conservationist in planning, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating monitoring studies. It is not a statistics cookbook and assumes a level of knowledge of statistical analysis comparable to what most college graduates are exposed to during their undergraduate training. The material covered in this Technical Reference is divided into five sections. Chapter 1 highlights the statistical topics required to analyze monitoring data and gives appropriate references. Chapter 2 addresses the underlying statistical issues of rangeland monitoring. Chapters 3 and 4 deal with the specific methods used for trend and utilization studies. Chapter 5 shows examples of data analysis.


United States Bureau of Land Management Technical Reference 4400-8. Sudocs call # I 53.35:4400-8.