Growth and Survival Modeling for Planted Conifers in the Great Lakes Region
Authors: Belli, Keith L.; Ek, Alan R.
Source: Forest Science, Volume 34, Number 2, 1 June 1988 , pp. 458-473(16)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:In the steady advance of techniques to model forest systems, the development of models to represent the brief, but crucial, establishment phase of planted conifers has been largely ignored. A framework of prediction equations was developed for the growth and survial of red pine and white spruce during the first 5 years after planting. The model development process incorporated data synthesized from published reports of planting experiments in the Great Lakes region. Two compatible growth estimation functions were derived to accomodate observations of plantation averages in the form of either annual stem height increment or total cumulative stem height. A single function was hypothesized for total percent survival. The overall modeling effort is a "first step" in characterizing the regeneration system. For. Sci. 34(2):458-473.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor and Head, Department of Forest Resources, College of Forestry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108
Publication date: June 1, 1988
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