A Dual Growth Simulator for Natural Even-Aged Stands of Longleaf Pine in the South's East Gulf Region
Authors: Farrar, Robert M.; Matney, Thomas G.
Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Volume 18, Number 4, 1 November 1994 , pp. 147-155(9)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:The internal components and structure of a stand growth simulator for even-aged natural stands of longleaf pine are described. The system allows stand-and-stock table estimates for both thinned and unthinned stands. It is based on 20-yr records from a permanent-plot regional growth study. The system consists of two parts: (1) a three-parameter, Weibull-recovery system to simulate stand development up to the first thinning and (2) a parameter-free, least-squares adjustment, dbh-distribution recovery system to simulate stand development after thinning. These techniques seem to handle nonsmooth distributions, such as those often left after thinning, very well. Copies of IBM-PC-compatible software for implementation of the prediction system can be obtained by writing to the junior author. South. J. Appl. For. 18(4): 147-155.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Department of Forestry, School of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Publication date: November 1, 1994
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