Sampling design workflows and tools to support adaptive monitoring and management
On the Ground
• Adaptive land management requires monitoring of resource conditions, which requires choices about where and when to monitor a landscape.
• Designing a sampling design for a monitoring program can be broken down in to eight steps: identifying questions, defining objectives, selecting reporting units, deciding data collection methods, defining the sample frame, selecting an appropriate design type, deciding stratification and allocation, and identifying the required sampling effort.
• Here, we provide descriptions of each step in the process and identify tools and resources to complete each step.
|Sampling design workflows and tools to support adaptive monitoring and management
|Nelson G. Stauffer, Michael C. Duniway, Jason W. Karl, Travis W. Nauman
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Southwest Biological Science Center