Modeling Forest Trees and Stands

Drawing upon a wealth of past research and results, this book provides a comprehensive summary of state-of-the-art methods for empirical modeling of forest trees and stands. It opens by describing methods for quantifying individual trees, progresses to a thorough coverage of whole-stand, size-class...

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Main Author: Burkhart, Harold E.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Tomé, Margarida.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Tree Form and Stem Taper.- 3. Tree-stem Volume Equations.- 4. Tree Weight and Biomass Estimation
  • 5. Quantifying Tree Crowns
  • 6. Growth Functions
  • 7. Evaluating Site Quality
  • 8. Quantifying Stand Density
  • 9. Indices of Individual-tree Competition
  • 10. Modeling Forest Stand Development
  • 11. Whole-stand Models for Even-aged Stands
  • 12. Diameter-distribution Models for Even-aged Stands
  • 13. Size-class Models for Even-aged Stands
  • 14. Individual-tree Models for Even-aged Stands
  • 15. Growth and Yield Models for Uneven-aged Stands
  • 16. Modeling Response to Silvicultural Treatments
  • 17. Modeling Wood Characteristics
  • 18. Model Implementation and Evaluation.