Short Communication. Application of Meta-Analysis if Forestry Related Topics.

K. Kitikidou, E. Milios, A. Stampoulidis, A. Papageorgiou

Abstract


Aim of study: Provision of the necessary knowledge to foresters in order carry out objective literature research, through meta-analysis.

Area of study:Mediterranean

Material and Methods: We describe in detail the methodology of meta-analysis. Then, we apply a meta-analysis in a set of independent studies of density of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.), a common forest species of theMediterranean.

Research highlights: Making high quality meta-analyses, can help foresters in making the most of individual forest studies by synthesize them. In this work:

  • We provide details on approaches for undertaking a meta-analysis.
  • We use a silvicultural example to demonstrate our idea.
  • We show how the method of meta-analysis could be applied to forestry also (besides the classical medical study reviews).
  • We have as ultimate goal the use of this article as a reference from other researchers as regards the application of meta-analysis to their area of expertise.

Keywords: Literature research; Systematic review.


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DOI: 10.5424/fs/2013223-04766

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