1. General Model Information
Name: SPACE - A spatial model of forest dynamics
Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: forestry, population dynamics,
Organization level: Biocoenosis, Ecosystem
Type of model: individual based
Main application: research, simulation/optimisation tool,
Keywords: forest dynamics, spatial pattern, neighborhood model, canopy gap
R. T. Busing
200 SW 35th St, Corvallis, OR 97333 USA
The SPACE model is a spatial model of forest dynamics. It is a spatial adaptation of FORET (minus the climate routines) with horizontal detail. Unlike most forest "gap models" the locations of individual tree stems are tracked. A neighborhood approach is used to model interactions among trees. The model is designed for study of vegetation dynamics at multiple scales in time and space.
II. Technical Information
Operating System(s): IBM PC and higher systems
Programming Language(s): FORTRAN 77 Please consult the author
Please consult the author
One input file of species parameters is required.
III. Mathematical Information
Annual information on tree location, size and species on a specified simulation tract (0.4 to 10,000 ha) is generated.
Busing, R.T. 1991. A spatial model of forest dynamics. Vegetatio 92: 167-179.
Busing, R.T. 1995. Disturbance and the population dynamics of Liriodendron tulipifera: simulations with a spatial model of forest succession. J. Ecol. 83: 45-53.
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
VI. Additional remarks
This is a 3-D gap model with emphasis on forest community dynamics and spatial pattern. A 1997 version features spatially non-random seed dispersal from adult trees.
Last review of this document by: : Tue May 20 23:56:22 2003
Status of the document: Contributed by R.T. Busing
last modified by
Joachim Benz Wed Jun 18 21:18:12 CEST 2003