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The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a distance-independent, individual-tree forest growth model widely used in the United States to support management decisionmaking. Stands are the basic projection unit, but the spatial scope can be many thousands of stands. The temporal scope is several…
Author(s): Nicholas L. Crookston, Gary E. Dixon
Keywords: forest growth and yield, forest planning, forest succession, forest disturbances, decision support, Prognosis Model
Source: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 49(1): 60-80.
Year: 2005
Forest disturbances greatly alter the carbon cycle at various spatial and temporal scales. It is critical to understand disturbance regimes and their impacts to better quantify regional and global carbon dynamics. This review of the status and major challenges in representing the impacts of…
Author(s): Shuguang Liu, Ben Bond-Lamberty, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Rodrigo Vargas, Shuqing Zhao, Jing Chen, Steven L. Edburg, Yueming Hu, Jinxun Liu, A. David McGuire, Jingfeng Xiao, Robert Keane, Wenping Yuan, Jianwu Tang, Yiqi Luo, Christopher Potter, Jennifer Oeding
Keywords: carbon cycling, forest disturbances, modeling
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research. 116: G00K08. 22 p
Year: 2011
Drought can have severe impacts on rangeland ecosystems in North America. For the purposes of this chapter, rangelands include natural grasslands, savannas, shrublands, many deserts, tundras, alpine communities, marshes, meadows, and woodlands. Drought impacts vary depending on the severity,…
Author(s): Deborah M. Finch, Rosemary L. Pendleton, Matt C. Reeves, Jeffrey E. Ott, Francis F. Kilkenny, Jack L. Butler, Jacqueline P. Ott, Jeremy R. Pinto, Paulette L. Ford, Justin B. Runyon, Mark A. Rumble, Stanley G. Kitchen
Keywords: climate change, drought, forest disturbances, rangeland ecosystems, restoration, adaption
Source: In: Vose, James M.; Clark, James S.; Luce, Charles H.; Patel-Weynard, Toral, eds. Effects of drought on forests and rangelands in the United States: A comprehensive science synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-93b. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. p. 155-194.
Year: 2016
This assessment provides input to the reauthorized National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the National Climate Assessment (NCA), and it establishes the scientific foundation needed to manage for drought resilience and adaptation. Focal areas include drought characterization;…
Author(s): James Vose, J.S. Clark, Charlie Luce, Toral Patel-Weynand
Keywords: Climate change, drought, forest disturbances, natural disasters, water quantity and quality
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-93b. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office
Year: 2016
Millions of trees killed by bark beetles in western North America have raised concerns about subsequent wildfire, but studies have reported a range of conclusions, often seemingly contradictory, about effects on fuels and wildfire. In this study, we reviewed and synthesized the published literature…
Author(s): Jeffrey A Hicke, Morris C. Johnson, Jane L. Hayes, Haiganoush K. Preisler
Keywords: wildfire, bark beetles, fire behavior, fuels, forest disturbances
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 271: 81–90
Year: 2012
After hurricane disturbances in tropical forests, the size structure and species composition are affected by immediate mortality, and subsequent recruitment and individual growth. Often, immediate post-disturbance stand-level data are presented but understanding of the components that affect…
Author(s): Jiaying Zhang, Tamara Heartsill-Scalley, Rafael L. Bras
Keywords: forest disturbances, plant functional types, palms, hurricanes, Luquillo Experimental Forest, Bisley Experimental Watersheds, Puerto Rico
Source: Forests
Year: 2022