Sterba and Sterba

For quite a while now I was hoping that at some point I’d be able to publish a paper together with my father, but up to now our respective fields of work were too divergent.

Some time ago, he asked me for help on figuring out some multi-dimensional integrals, because he believed that a measure of the structural diversity in Plenter-forests called the Gini-coefficient [1][2][3] that is usually measured could be analytically calculated. Turns out, he was right! From this discussion and some work on those integrals we were able to write up his thoughts [4] and come up with an equation that makes it possible to calculate the Gini-coefficient directly from some parameters.

I’m very happy that we managed to get this paper published and I now have a Sterba and Sterba publication to my name!

[1] C. Gini, “Variabilitee mutabilite,” Studi econornico-giuridici della r. universita de cagliari, vol. 16, 1912.
author = {Gini, Corrado},
title = {Variabilitee mutabilite},
journal = {Studi Econornico-Giuridici della R. Universita de Cagliari},
year = {1912},
volume = {16},
[2] H. Sterba and A. Zingg, “Abstandsabhängige und abstandsunabhängige bestandesstrukturbeschreibung,” Allgemeine forst und jagdzeitung, vol. 177, iss. 8/9, p. 169–176, 2006.
author = {Sterba, H. and Zingg, A.},
title = {Abstandsabh{\"a}ngige und abstandsunabh{\"a}ngige Bestandesstrukturbeschreibung},
journal = {Allgemeine forst und jagdzeitung},
year = {2006},
volume = {177},
number = {8/9},
pages = {169--176},
[3] L. Katholnig, “Growth dominance and gini-index in even-aged and in uneven-aged forests,” Master Thesis, Institut für Waldwachstum, Universität für Bodenkultur, 2012.
author = {Katholnig, Laura},
title = {Growth Dominance and Gini-Index in even-aged and in uneven-aged forests},
institution = {Institut für Waldwachstum, Universität für Bodenkultur},
year = {2012},
[4] J. H. Sterba and H. Sterba, “The semi-logarithmic stem number distribution and the gini-index – structural diversity in „balanced” dbh-distributions,” Austrian journal of forest science, vol. 135, iss. 1, p. 19–31, 2018.
author = {Sterba, Johannes H. and Sterba, Hubert},
title = {The semi-logarithmic stem number distribution and the Gini-index – structural diversity in „balanced" dbh-distributions},
journal = {Austrian Journal of Forest Science},
year = {2018},
volume = {135},
number = {1},
pages = {19--31},
issn = {0379-5292},
spezifikation = {inhouse},

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