Optimum Stratum Boundaries for Shellfish Surveys
Iachan, R. (1985). Optimum Stratum Boundaries for Shellfish Surveys. Biometrics, 41(4), 1053-1062.
The problem of finding stratum boundary points that minimize the variance of the survey estimates is reviewed. The practical case when stratification is on auxiliary variables is examined and applied to bottom trawl surveys of shellfish