Algorithm for assessing forest stand productivity index using leaf area index

Faid Abdul Manan, Muhammad Buce Saleh, I Nengah Surati Jaya, Uus Saepul Mukarom

Abstract


This paper describes a development of an algorithm for assessing stand productivity by considering the stand variables. Forest stand productivity is one of the crucial information that required to establish the business plan for unit management at the beginning of forest planning activity. The main study objective is to find out the most significant and accurate variable combination to be used for assessing the forest stand productivity, as well as to develop productivity estimation model based on leaf area index. The study found the best stand variable combination in assessing stand productivity were density of poles (X2), volume of commercial tree having diameter at breast height (dbh) 20-40 cm (X16), basal area of commercial tree of dbh >40 cm (X20) with Kappa Accuracy of 90.56% for classifying into 5 stand productivity classes. It was recognized that the examined algorithm provides excellent accuracy of 100% when the stand productivity was classified into only 3 classes. The best model for assessing the stand productivity index with leaf area index is y = 0.6214x - 0.9928 with R2= 0.71, where y is productivity index and x is leaf area index.

Keywords


Discriminant analysis, Forest dimension, Forest inventory, Hemispherrical photography, Estimator model

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v16.i3.pp1311-1319
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