Skip to Main Content
Integrated modeling of long-term vegetation and hydrologic dynamics in Rocky Mountain watershedsAuthor(s): Robert Steven Ahl
Source: Missoula, MT: University of Montana. p. 244. Dissertation.
Publication Series: Dissertations
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (3.59 MB)
DescriptionChanges in forest structure resulting from natural disturbances, or managed treatments, can have negative and long lasting impacts on water resources. To facilitate integrated management of forest and water resources, a System for Long-Term Integrated Management Modeling (SLIMM) was developed. By combining two spatially explicit, continuous time models, vegetation patterns can be simulated forward in time based on management criteria. Output from the SIMPPLLE vegetation simulator are converted into landcover maps at every time-step and used to predict hydrologic watershed responses to time-series landcover change with the SWAT model. Long-term watershed responses to vegetation management scenarios can therefore be evaluated from both terrestrial and hydrologic perspectives.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationAhl, Robert Steven. 2007. Integrated modeling of long-term vegetation and hydrologic dynamics in Rocky Mountain watersheds. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. p. 244. Dissertation.
KeywordsSystem for Long-Term Integrated Management Modeling (SLIMM), watersheds, water resources
- Simulating long-term landcover change and water yield dynamics in a forested, snow-dominated Rocky Mountain watershed
- Hydrologic modeling for water resource assessment in a developing country: the Rwanda case study
- Physics-based simulations of the impacts forest management practices have on hydrologic response
XML: View XML