The past and future of modeling forest dynamics: from growth and yield curves to forest landscape models

TitleThe past and future of modeling forest dynamics: from growth and yield curves to forest landscape models
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsShifley, Stephen R., He Hong, Lischke Heike, Wang Wen J., Jin Wenchi, Gustafson Eric J., Thompson Jonathan R., Thompson Frank R., Dijak William D., and Yang Jian
JournalLandscape Ecology
Volume32
Issue7
Pagination1307 - 1325
Date PublishedJan-07-2017
ISSN0921-2973
Keywordsecosystem services, forest, Gap model, Individual-tree model, LANDIS TreeMig, model, Model validation, Process, Simulator, vegetation
Abstract

 

Quantitative models of forest dynamics have followed a progression toward methods with increased detail, complexity, and spatial extent. We highlight milestones in the development of forest dynamics models and identify future research and application opportunities. We reviewed milestones in the evolution of forest dynamics models from the 1930s to the present with emphasis on forest growth and yield models and forest landscape models We combined past trends with emerging issues to identify future needs.

 

URLhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10980-017-0540-9
DOI10.1007/s10980-017-0540-9
Short TitleLandscape Ecol