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Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente
Volume XXI, issue 1, January - April 2015

Modelo compatible de altura dominante - índice de sitio para táscate (Juniperus deppeana Steud.)
Compatible dominant height - site indexmodel for juniper (Juniperus deppeana Steud.)

Antonio Rodríguez-Carrillo; Francisco Cruz-Cobos; Benedicto Vargas-Larreta; Francisco J. Hernández

Received: 2014-09-22

Accepted: 2015-02-26

Available online: 2015-04-08 / pages.97-108


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  • descriptionAbstract

    The aim of this study was to determine the site quality of juniper (Juniperus deppeana Steud.) in the San Dimas region of the state of Durango, Mexico, using the site index method. The database comes from stem analysis of 43 trees felled in harvesting activities. The Chapman-Richards and Schumacher models, by means of the algebraic difference and generalized algebraic difference approaches, were tested to determine the site index; in addition, the error structure was modeled with a second-order autoregressive model to remedy the dependency of existing longitudinal errors. The results showed that the Chapman-Richards model in generalized algebraic difference form provided the best fit according to the adjusted coefficient of determination (R2 adj = 0.98) and root mean square error (RMSE = 0.46 m). Plotting of the quality curves generated with this model, superimposed on the observed heights, corroborated the goodness of fit of the model selected. The equation obtained with the generalized algebraic difference approach directly estimates the dominant height and site index at any height and base age.

    Keyworks: Algebraic difference approach, generalized algebraic difference approach, Chapman-Richards.
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  • starCite article

    Rodríguez-Carrillo, A., Cruz-Cobos, F., Vargas-Larreta, B., &  Hernández, F. J. (2015).  Compatible dominant height - site indexmodel for juniper (Juniperus deppeana Steud.). Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente, XXI(1), 97-108.