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Seppo Kellomäki (email), Heikki Hänninen, Taneli Kolström, Risto Lauhanen, Ulla Mattila, Brita Pajari, Hannu Väisänen

A simulation model for the succession of the boreal forest ecosystem.

Kellomäki S., Hänninen H., Kolström T., Lauhanen R., Mattila U., Pajari B., Väisänen H. (1992). A simulation model for the succession of the boreal forest ecosystem. Silva Fennica vol. 26 no. 1 article id 5468. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15626


A model for the succession of the forest ecosystem is described. The growth and development of trees and ground cover are controlled by temperature and light conditions and the availability of nitrogen and water. In addition, the effects of the annual cycle of trees including the risk of frost damage, wild fire, and wind damages are contained in the model as factors which control the survival and productivity of trees. The model also makes it possible to evaluated the risk of insect attack assuming that this risk is inversely related to the growth efficiency of trees.

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succession; gap dynamics; ecosystems; simulation models; forest ecology

Published in 1992

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