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