1. General Model Information

Name: Dynamic forest simulator


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: forestry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: Markov process
Main application: research
Keywords: forest, tree species dynamics, succession, gap model


Miguel F. Acevedo
Institute of Applied Sciences and Department of Geography
University of North Texas,
Texas 76203

email: acevedo@unt.edu



Development of a plot scale dynamic forest simulator (DYNLAYER) based on semi-markov theory, using roles of tree species and parameterized from ZELIG output.
In cooperation with researchers at Colorado State University and the University of Virginia.

II. Technical Information

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III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban and H.H. Shugart. 1996.Models of Forest Dynamics based on roles of tree species.
Ecological Modelling. In press.
Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban, and M. Ablan. 1995.Transition and gap models of forest dynamics.
Ecological Applications. 5(4):1040-1055.
Acevedo, M.F., D.L. Urban and M. Ablan. 1995.Landscape scale forest dynamics: GIS, gap and transition models.
In: Goodchild M.F., L.T. Steyaert, B.O. Parks M.P. Crane, C.A. Johnston, D.R. Maidment and S. Glendinning. GIS and Environmental Modeling: Progress and Research Issues. Chapter 33 pp 181-185. GIS World, Fort Collins, Colorado.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

Environmental Modeling Laboratory (EML)

VI. Additional remarks

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