Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Introduction to sampling

Year of publication 2023
This course covers the general aspects of sampling in forest inventories and aims to introduce the basic concepts and characteristics of a sampling study, as well as provide an overview of the most important components of a national forest inventory (NFI). This course is primarily intended for people who are involved in NFIs but can be taken by anyone with an interest in the subject. Specifically, this course targets: Forestry technicians; National forest monitoring teams; Foresters and forestry students; Youth and new generations of foresters. In this course you will learn about: The importance of sampling; Basic concepts of sampling; Sampling design, plot design and estimation design; Design elements of a sampling study.
Type of Tool
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit, National
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility