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Keyword: vegetation modeling

Validation and application of a forest gap model to the southern Rocky Mountains

Publications Posted on: March 22, 2017
Rocky Mountain forests are highly important for their part in carbon cycling and carbon storage as well as ecosystem services such as water retention and storage and recreational values. These forests are shaped by complex interactions among vegetation, climate, and disturbances. Thus, climate change and shifting disturbances may lead to significant changes in species composition and biomass.

ArcFuels: an ArcMap toolbar for fuel treatment planning and wildfire risk assessment

Publications Posted on: January 26, 2015
Fire behavior modeling and geospatial analysis can provide tremendous insight to land managers in defining both the benefits and potential impacts of fuel treatments in the context of land management goals and public expectations.

Forest succession on four habitat types in western Montana

Publications Posted on: April 05, 2008
Presents classifications of successional community types on four major forest habitat types in western Montana. Classifications show the sequences of seral community types developing after stand-replacing wildfire and clearcutting with broadcast burning, mechanical scarification, or no followup treatment. Information is provided for associating vegetational response to treatments.