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National Park Service
Stratum Method Name ? National Park Service
Reference ? NPS Methodology
Stratum Method Description ? Strata are defined based on both lifeform and height. An individual's foliage belongs to one stratum only, as determined by the individual's height.
Count of Observations using this method 18067
Stratum Types:
Stratum Index ?Stratum Name ?Stratum Description ?
mod module No vertical splitting of a plot, but rather a horizontal portion of a plot, generally a 10m x 10m square, though sometimes 5m x 20m
T Tree  
S Shrub  
Unkn Unknown stratum  
E Epiphyte  
V Vine/Liana  
N Nonvascular  
H Herbaceous  
S3 Dwarf Shrub  
S2 Short Shrub  
S1 Tall Shrub  
T3 Sub-Canopy  
T2 Canopy  
T1 Emergent