Modeling Forest Trees and Stands
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 27, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 458 pages
Drawing upon a wealth of past research and results, this book provides a comprehensive summary of state-of-the-art methods for empirical modeling of forest trees and stands. It opens by describing methods for quantifying individual trees, progresses to a thorough coverage of whole-stand, size-class and individual-tree approaches for modeling forest stand dynamics, growth and yield, moves on to methods for incorporating response to silvicultural treatments and wood quality characteristics in forest growth and yield models, and concludes with a discussion on evaluating and implementing growth and yield models.
Ideal for use in graduate-level forestry courses, this book also provides ready access to a plethora of reference material for researchers working in growth and yield modeling.
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Aged Stands 12 1 Estimating Yieldsby SizeClass Using
Distributions UsingParameter Recovery
Function Approach 12 4 1 PercentileBased Distributions
IndividualTree Modelsfor EvenAged Stands
Model Implementation and Evaluation
Stand DensityMeasures References 9 Indices ofIndividualTree Competition 9 1 DistanceIndependent Indices
the CompetitionIndices 9 2 4 InterspecificCompetition 9 2 5 Clumping Differentiation and Mingling
Biological Aspects 18 2 3 Characterizationof ModelErrors 18 2 4 Datafor Model Validation