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    Author(s): A. Weiskittel; D. Maguire; R. Monserud
    Date: 2007
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    Hybrid models offer the opportunity to improve future growth projections by combining advantages of both empirical and process-based modeling approaches. Hybrid models have been constructed in several regions and their performance relative to a purely empirical approach has varied. A hybrid model was constructed for intensively managed Douglas-fir plantations in the Pacific Northwest by embedding a hierarchy of components representing fundamental processes into a spatially implicit individual-tree model.

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    Weiskittel, A.; Maguire, D.; Monserud, R. 2007. Development of a hybrid modeling approach for predicting intensively managed Douglas-fir growth at multiple scales. null

    Keywords

    Douglas-fir, growth projections, modeling

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