Forest Growth Models

Introduction

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3-PG

Physiological Processes Predicting Growth

Mechanistic, single species

4C

Foresee

Gap Model

BALANCE

Process-based tree-level model

BWINpro

Empirical, distance independent tree based model

CABALA

Process-based growth model

CACTOS

CAlifornia Conifer Timber Output Simulator

Empirical, distance independent tree based model

CO2FIX

Empirical, stand level, carbon sequestration model.

DFSIM

Douglas-fir Simulator

Stand-level, forest growth simulator.

EFM

Edinburgh Forest Model

Mechanistic, dynamic, and deterministic forest plantation simulator.

FIRE-BGC

FIRE-BioGeoChemical process model

individual tree model created by merging the gap-phase, process-based model FIRESUM with the mechanistic ecosystem biogeochemical model FIRE-BGC.

FORECAST

Ecosystem-based, stand-level, forest growth simulator.

Forest-BGC

Forest-BioGeoChemical process model

FORET

Forests of Eastern Tennessee

Gap model.

FORGRO

Forest Growth Model

Stand level, process-based model.

FORSKA

Gap model.

FPS

Forest Projection and Planning System

FVS

Forest Vegetation Simulator (a.k.a. Prognosis)

Empirical, distance independent, tree model.

JABOWA

Gap Model.

MOSES

ORGANON

ORegon Growth ANalysis and projectiON

Empirical, distance independent tree based model.

Pipestem

Model of carbon allocation and growth that applies to even-aged, mono-specific stands of trees.

Prognaus

PROGNosis for AUStria

Empirical, distance independent, tree model.

Prognosis

see also: FVS

Empirical, distance independent, tree model

SILVA

Empirical distance dependent tree based model

SORTIE

Mechanistic, spatially explicit, stochastic model of forests in the northeastern United States that describes local competition among nine species of trees in terms of empirically derived responses of individuals.

SPS

Stand Projection System

STAND

STIM

Stand and Tree Integrated Model

TADAM

Biologically oriented stand model. Single species.

TASS/TIPSY

Biologically oriented spatially explicit individual tree model. Single species.

Tragic++

Tree Response to Acidification in Groundwater In C++

Tree based model.

TRIPLEX

Process-based, stand-level model. Mixed species.

ZELIG

Gap model.