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The COVER model predicts vertical and horizontal tree canopy closure, tree foliage biomass, and the probability of occurrence, height, and cover of shrubs in forest stands. This paper documents use of the COVER program, an adjunct to the Stand Prognosis Model. Preparation of input, interpretation…
Author(s): Melinda Moeur
Keywords: stand structure, crown width, crown shape, canopy closure, foliage biomass, shrub cover, shrub height, shrub occurrence, stand simulation
Source: General Technical Report INT-190. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station; 1985. 49 p.
Year: 1985
This publication describes how to use version 2 of the Regeneration Establishment Model, a computer-based simulator that is part of the Prognosis Model for Stand Development. Conifer regeneration is predicted following harvest and site preparation for forests in western Montana, central Idaho, and…
Author(s): Dennis E. Ferguson, Nicholas L. Crookston
Keywords: succession, stand simulation, Northern Rocky Mountains, forest planning, western spruce budworm, Choristoneura occidentalis
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-279. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 34 p.
Year: 1991
Can a tree-specific mortality model elicit expected forest stand density dynamics without imposing stand-level constraints such as Reineke's maximum stand density index (SDImax) or the -3/2 power law of self-thinning? We examine this emergent properties question using the Austrian stand simulator…
Author(s): Robert A. Monserud, Thomas Ledermann, Hubert Sterba
Keywords: self-thinning, maximum size-density relationship, mortality model, stand simulation, PROGNAUS, Reineke
Source: Forest Science. 50(6): 848-858
Year: 2005
Can a tree-specific mortality model elicit expected forest stand density dynamics without imposing stand-level constraints such as Reineke's maximum stand density index (SDI,) or the -312 power law of self-thinning? We examine this emergent properties question using the Austrian stand simulator…
Author(s): Robert A. Monserud, Thomas Ledermann, Hubert Sterba
Keywords: Self-thinning, maximum size-density relationship, mortality model, stand simulation, PROGNAUS, Reineke
Source: Forest Science. 50(6):848-858
Year: 2005
Conifer establishment following regeneration treatments can be predicted in the grand fir-cedar-hemlock ecosystem of the northern Rocky Mountains. Alternative treatments can be evaluated by a model that represents regeneration establishment and early development. This model is designed to be used…
Author(s): Dennis E. Ferguson, Albert R. Stage, Raymond J. Boyd
Keywords: succession, stand simulation, reproduction, conifer establishment, modeling
Source: Monograph 26. Forest Science. 32(1): Supplement. 44 p.
Year: 1986
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