1. General Model Information


Acronym: FORDYN

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: forestry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: individual-based, ordinary differential equations
Main application:
Keywords: forest ecosystems, hierarchical models, pine, scale, succession, competition


Jingsheng Luan

Dept. of Botany, Duke University,
P.O. Box 90340, Durham, NC
27708-0340, USA

fax: 919-660-7425
email: luan@larrea.botony.duke.edu



FORDYN is a hierarchical forest ecosystem model organized into four levels. The first level deals with growth and mortality of individual trees, the second with above- and below-ground allocation of biomass, the third with physiological data and the fourth with C3 photosynthesis, allowing for the simulation of temperature and CO2 impacts on the ecosystem.

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

Luan, J., Muetzelfeldt, R.I. and Grace, J. 1995. Hierarchical approach to forest ecosystem simulation. Ecological Modelling 86: 37-50.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

V. Information and remarks about the application of this model

Last review of this document by: July 9, 1996
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last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:43 CEST 2002

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