Quick estimates of root length, using a video image analyzer

M. Cunningham, M. B. Adams, R. J. Luxmoore, W. M. Post, D. L. Deangelis

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A black and white video camera and an image analyzer were used to measure the length of oak Quercus roots from which soil had been washed. Once the video method has been calibrated, length of root samples may be determined up to 8 times faster than by the line intersect method. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Forest Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Forestry
  • Ecology


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