nearest-neighbour sampling method

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nearest-neighbour sampling method A method of plotless sampling in which the distance is measured from the first individual (the nearest to the random sampling point) to its nearest neighbour. This permits the calculation of the density of individuals, or of its reciprocal, the mean area per individual.

nearest-neighbour sampling method

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nearest-neighbour sampling method A method of plotless sampling in which the distance is measured from the first individual (the nearest to the random sampling point) to its nearest neighbour. This permits the calculation of the density of individuals, or of its reciprocal, the mean area per individual.