Notes: A Generalized Approach to the Use of Matrix Growth Models
Matrix models provide one of many alternatives to growth and yield modeling. An attractive aspect of the matrix approach is the ease with which a model may be developed once the appropriate data are collected. However, a serious drawback is the inflexibility of matrix models for making growth projections over intervals that are not integer multiples of the remeasurement period. We present a matrix factorization approach that overcomes this restriction. The key element is the solution of a nonlinear program designed to find an approximation of the original growth matrix. Forest Sci. 31:850-856.
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Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forest Resources, School of Forest Resources, 209 Ferguson Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
Publication date: 1985-12-01
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