Models for forest

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What kind of models are described?

This website inventories available models and simulators which represent either forest growth and yield, or the dynamics of tree populations. Growth and yield models include quantitative wood production, as well as qualitative features related to timber, and wood properties related to growth processes. Forest dynamics models consider the structure and dynamics of tree populations : they focus on recruitment or regeneration, growth and mortality and operate at stand or lanscape levels. They can be connected to Geographic Information Systems for landscape management applications or to population genetics models in order to assess the consequences of management practices on genetic diversity.
Other kinds of models are welcome if they can be included in the proposed frame.

Who can feed the database?

Anyone. Actually this data bank is freely implemented by modellers of French, Spanish and Portuguese institutes, but anyone can join us : This website is supported by the IEFC models workgroup members, with EUROSILVASUR project, and the CAPSIS community members, EFORWOOD project and cooperate with FORMIS database in the frame of COSTFP0603.


The home page displays the list of available models. They can be selected by category, country or species. The table can be sorted by clicking on the column headers. The detailed model description can be shown by clicking on the model number.
To add or update a model entry, click on the "Add/update a model" button below the model table and fill in the information form. This form will be sent to the database manager who will validate your contribution.
Thank you in advance,
C. Orazio

PS : If you need, we can host software or webpages to give more details about your model