Vegetation Measurement and Monitoring

Cover Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  1. Define cover and describe situations or applications in which measuring cover is appropriate.
  2. Differentiate between advantages and disadvantages of cover data.
  3. Describe the kinds of decisions about ground rules (such as defining what type of cover is being measured) that are necessary to meet management and sampling objectives.
  4. Be able to distinguish between the different approaches to measuring cover.
  5. Given a small data set, be able to calculate cover collected by different measurement approaches.