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An individual-tree basal area growth model for loblolly pine standsAuthor(s): Paul A. Murphy; Michael G. Shelton
Source: Can. J. For. Res. 26: 327-331 (1996).
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionTree basal area growth has been modeled as a combination of a potential growth function and a modifier function, in which the potential function is fitted separately from open-grown tree data or a subset of the data and the modifier function includes stand and site variables. We propose a modification of this by simultaneously fitting both a growth component and a modifier component. The growth component can be any function that approximates tree growth patterns, and the logistic function is chosen as the modifier component. This approach can be adapted to a variety of stand conditions, and its application is demonstrated using data from an uneven-aged loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) study located in Arkansas and Louisiana.
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CitationMurphy, Paul A.; Shelton, Michael G. 1996. An individual-tree basal area growth model for loblolly pine stands. Can. J. For. Res. 26: 327-331 (1996).
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