Evaluation of transformation from even-aged to selection forest by means of Gini index

https://doi.org/10.17221/48/2017-JFSCitation:Kadavý J., Kneifl M., Fedorová B., Bartůněk J. (2017): Evaluation of transformation from even-aged to selection forest by means of Gini index. J. For. Sci., 63: 476-484.
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We used the Gini index for evaluation of the 40-year transformation to selection forests in the Training Forest Enterprise Masaryk Forest Křtiny (Czech Republic). The Gini index values for particular forest stands were compared with the reference values derived from the diameter distribution model curve (type E) by Meyer. From a total of sixteen stands which were evaluated in 2013 (the last periodic inventory), only two stands reached the desired diameter structure. Four other stands reached the desired diameter structure at least once during the transformation period. We recommend the application of Gini index for determination of a success rate of even-aged stand transformation to selection forest.
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