A cover meter for canopy and basal cover estimations

R. H. Westfall, M. D. Panagos
1984 Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation  
A simple, inexpensive, pocket-sized cover meter for estimating both canopy and basal cover is described. The cover meter is based on the visual superimposition of canopy-to-gap ratio scales, on to vegetation. Tests indicate that, in certain vegetation types, accuracy is comparable to the wheel-point apparatus in estimating basal cover. Canopy cover is estimated in classes according to the Domin-Krajina cover-abundance scale.
doi:10.4102/abc.v15i1/2.1124 fatcat:lrnx2fxibbbydkelc345j2p57u