Quadrat Analysis_RW_Thomas

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Unformatted text preview: ulas is shown in Fig.2(ii). (ii) Data collection methods The design of a quadrat experiment begins with defining the limits of the study region. Any definition chosen depends on the individual nature of the objects that form the points, although the following guidelines provide a general background to this problem. First, every part of the study area should be a possible location for a point. Thus, if we are studying the frequency distribution of karst depressions, the study area should be exclusively a limestone region. The inclusion of other rock types would lead to an erroneous frequency array because the number of empty cells would be overestimated. Second, it should be remembered that the size of the study area determines the level of resolution of the problem. For instance, any discussion of our factory pattern is immediately restricted to the intra-urban scale by our study area definition. The remaining problems of study area definition are specific to certain types of quadrat experiments and are treated at the relevant points in the text. Having defined the study area we th...
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