Sampling for natural resource monitoring: Book review

TitleSampling for natural resource monitoring: Book review
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHerrick JE
JournalSoil Science Society of America Journal
Date Published06/2007
Type of ArticleLiterature Review
ARIS Log Number228919
Keywordsmonitoring, natural resource, review article, sampling

Sampling for Natural Resource Monitoring provided a comprehensive introduction to natural resource sampling design for students, scientists, and managers.  Following a brief introduction.  The book begins with a section summarizing the principles and major decisions required to develop an effective sampling strategy.  The remainder of the book is divided among three sections addressing sampling in space (for surveys), and in time and space-time (for monitoring).  Each of these sections includes chapters on sampling for global and local quantities in space.  Within each chapter, the author’s describe both “design-based” approaches of classical survey sampling and “model-based” approaches associated with geostatistics and time series analysis.  Inclusion of both types of approaches in a single volume allows the authors to show how they can complement each other.  For example, spatial models can be used to optimize sample sizes for design-based sampling strategies.  Detailed appendices provide additional information on optimization algorithms, kriging, and time-series modeling.