7.3: Additional Learning Resources

For further reading and learning materials on vegetation inventory and monitoring topics, explore the following material:

Reading Resources

The following reading materials discuss general and in-depth monitoring concepts and practices. Click the link to read the following materials.


Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations

Elzinga, C.L., D.W. Salzer and J.W. Willoughby. 1998. Measuring and Monitoring Plant Populations. Technical Reference 1730-1. Bureau of Land Management. Denver, Colorado. USDI, BLM.


Plant Frequency Sampling for Monitoring Rangelands

Despain, D.W., Ogden, P.R., and E.L. Smith. 1991. Plant frequency sampling for monitoring rangelands. In: G.B. Ruyle. (ed). Some methods for monitoring rangelands and other natural area vegetation. University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Extension Report 9043. pp. 7-25.


Sampling Vegetation Attributes

Coulloudon, B., K. Eshelman, J. Gianola, N. Habrich, L. Hughes, et al. 1996. Sampling Vegetation Attributes. Denver, Colorado: United States Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Land Management, National Business Center.


Measurements for Terrestrial Vegetation

Bonham, C.D. 1989. Measurements for terrestrial vegetation. John Wiley & Son, New York, NY. pp 49-88.


Range Research: Basic Problems and Techniques

Cook, C.W., and J. Stubbendieck. (eds). 1986. Range research: Basic problems and techniques. Society for Range Management, Denver, CO. pp 215-216.

Web Resources

The University of Arizona provides an online resource about frequency

The University of Arizona also provides an excellent online resource with information about sampling and vegetation measurements for inventory and monitoring.

Video Resource

The following video discusses concepts and techniques of measuring species frequency. Click the link to watch the video.

Measuring Species Frequency: Dr. Patricia Johnson, South Dakota State University